Gmail Smart Compose is going live as an ‘experimental feature’

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Google is trying to free people from the burden of email using AI to type out the whole thing for you taking smart replies to their logical conclusion. At Google’s I/O 2018 keynote event, the company revealed Smart Compose, new feature for Gmail rolling out soon. This feature comes just as the company’s started rolling out a new design for Gmail with new features.

More details about the new feature of Gmail:

From your greeting to your closing (and common phrases in between), Smart Compose suggests complete sentences in your emails. This allows you to draft them with ease. Because it operates in the background,  Smart Compose will offer suggestions as you type normally.

To try Smart Compose, tick the box that says “Enable experimental access”. This is located in the General tab of Gmail’s settings  —  that option only appears if you’re using the new Gmail.  After that, a Smart Compose option will appear with a little lab flask next to it. This denotes that it is experimental, and it’ll be on by default.

Smart Compose helps save you time by cutting back on repetitive writing while reducing the chance of spelling and grammatical errors. It can even suggest relevant contextual phrases. For example, if it’s Friday it may suggest “Have a great weekend!” as a closing phrase. Announcing the feature on stage at Google I/O on Tuesday, the company’s chief executive, Sundar Pichai, said: “All you have to do is hit tab to keep autocompleting.

 

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