Tired of typos? Gmail will soon autocorrect spelling and grammar


Google has been working on some impressive AI tech for its email/messaging platforms. Notably, it has rolled out Smart Reply, which is basically a creep that reads your emails and suggests replies. 

Now you’ll have the option to allow a creep to read your emails as you type them. Gmail will go ahead and correct spelling errors and point out grammatical errors made while you’re typing. 

The new update for Gmail will point out errors as you type, kinda like you’d find with Google Docs, Grammarly or Microsoft Word. This time, though, it’ll fix them automatically — if you give it permission, that is.  If the update finds you’ve made a slight typo, Gmail will automatically correct the spelling for you. When it comes to grammar mistakes, Gmail will show a squiggly blue line under the muck-up. Then you can take care of the problem yourself.

G Suite users can expect to see the feature in the next couple of weeks, with personal Gmail accounts receiving the feature after. It will turn up as the default setting, so if you’d like to manage your spelling and grammar manually, you’ll have to dig in the settings and turn it off. 

To turn off the as-you-type autocorrect and suggestions, head over to Gmail, click Settings, and go to General. There, you’ll have the option to turn the feature on or off.

Source: The Verge


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