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This article was published on August 21, 2019

Gmail will soon automatically correct your typos and grammar goof-ups

Gmail will soon automatically correct your typos and grammar goof-ups
Ivan Mehta
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Ivan Mehta

Ivan covers Big Tech, India, policy, AI, security, platforms, and apps for TNW. That's one heck of a mixed bag. He likes to say "Bleh." Ivan covers Big Tech, India, policy, AI, security, platforms, and apps for TNW. That's one heck of a mixed bag. He likes to say "Bleh."

Ever made a typo in an email so bad that your life flashed before your eyes as you sent it? Worry not, Google‘s making sure it doesn’t happen again with a new update for Gmail that’ll point out basic spellings and grammar mistakes as you type.

The update, presently rolling out for G Suite users on web, will use AI to point out errors in your email. If you’ve made a slight typo, Gmail will automatically correct the spelling for you.

Autocorrection of common spelling errors

For grammar mistakes, Gmail will show a squiggly blue line under the erroneous phase.

Detecting spelling and grammar mistakes as you type

If this sounds familiar, it’s because Google Docs got these features back in February.

I enjoy using some of Gmail‘s nifty AI features, like Smart Reply and autocomplete; they’ve saved me a lot of time and helped me achieve Inbox Zero.

You can read more about Google‘s spell correcting AI here.

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