February 25, 2021
Gmail Smart Compose

Gmail Now Writes Email by Itself

Gmail Smart Compose debuts at Google I/O 2018, a predictive text tool which uses AI to suggest sentences when writing messages…

Google already introduced Smart Reply to the world some time ago. Now, it’s live in the new Gmail for the web. It’s a handy feature which automatically suggests replies to email messages based on context using artificial intelligence or AI. Yesterday, at Google I/O 2018, the search giant took a big leap forward, announcing Smart Compose. And, it does precisely what its name states — it helps write email.

Gmail Smart Compose, Predictive Text Feature Debuts

Just like Smart Reply, the new Smart Compose tool surfaces suggested sentences right within the email interface. Here’s how Google describes it:

“From your greeting to your closing (and common phrases in between), Smart Compose suggests complete sentences in your emails so that you can draft them with ease. Because it operates in the background, you can write an email like you normally would, and Smart Compose will offer suggestions as you type. When you see a suggestion that you like, click the ‘tab’ button to use it.”

Gmail Smart Compose example
Credit: Google

The feature focuses on common speech patterns to save time by limiting repetitive phrases. And, it also helps to reduce spelling and grammatical errors. It’s another great tool to increase productivity.

Smart Compose will roll out to the new Gmail platform in the next few weeks. Free consumer accounts can already access it but G Suite users will need the administrator to enable it. Try it now by going to the new Gmail interface, then navigate to Settings, Try the new Gmail, click on the General tab, and toggle on “experimental access.”

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