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"Open with Kami" button in Google Docs, Slides, and Sheets
"Open with Kami" button in Google Docs, Slides, and Sheets
The latest version of Kami's Chrome extension allows you to open Google Docs, Slides, and Sheets directly in Kami.
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Written by Alberllie at Kami
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Kami's latest Chrome extension update (version 2.0.16072) includes an all-new Kami button inside your Google Docs, Google Slides, and Google Sheets. Read more about this exciting update below!

What does the Kami button inside Google Docs, Slides, and Sheets do?

The latest extension update includes a Kami button located on your Docs, Slides, and Sheets menu bar (see screenshots below).

Clicking the Kami button will instantly open your Docs, Slides, or Sheets into Kami.

(Screenshot of the Kami button on Google Docs)

How can I use the Kami button in Google Docs, Slides, and Sheets?

The Kami button opens up a lot of possibilities for creation and collaboration! Whether you're looking to turn materials into a Kami assignment or want to add multimedia comments to your instructions, using the Kami button gives you the option to elevate any teaching resource.

I don't see a Kami button in my Google tools. How do I get it to show?

Everyone who has the Kami extension installed should now be able to access the button. In case this wasn't the case for you, simply check that your Kami extension is up-to-date to the latest version. Here's how:

  1. In your Chrome browser, right-click on the Kami extension button, then select Manage Extension.

  2. In the Extensions view, click Update on the top left corner.

  3. Refresh your Google Docs or Google Slides window to see the Kami button.

How to hide the "Open with Kami" button from Google Docs, Sheets & Slides

To hide the "Open with Kami" button in your Google files, follow these steps:

  1. In Kami, select your Profile.

  2. Select Settings.

  3. Scroll down to the Settings section and check the box next to "Hide 'Open with Kami' button in Google Docs, Sheets and Slides".

By changing your settings this way, you will only hide the button for your account and not student accounts on your license. We suggest if you want to hide the button for your class that you take them through this process so they can turn it off individually.

To hide the button for your whole school domain, please request your school's technology admin to email us at

Optional: Convert files when you “Open with Kami”

We just released a beta feature that allows you to save different versions of your Google Docs/Slides/Sheets files in your Google Drive.

Opening your Docs/Slides/Sheets in Kami with the "Convert non-PDF file" feature means that the original file will be saved as a new version, separate from the version that you'll be editing in Kami. In a nutshell, the new copy acts as a backup that you can fall back on if you prefer it over the edited version(s).

How to turn on "Convert non-PDF file":

1. Go to your Kami Profile in the top right-hand corner.

2. Click Settings, then scroll down to the Beta Features.

3. Click + On for the Convert non-PDF file.

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