Google is introducing new spelling and grammar correction capabilities for Gmail to help you compose emails quickly with confidence.
As you type your message, Gmail will use artificial intelligence to make smarter spell-check suggestions while also detecting potential grammar issues. For some common spelling mistakes, we’ve also added as-you-type autocorrection for improved accuracy. Read more here about how grammar suggestions work.
Why you’d use it
If you’re working against deadlines to write a lot of emails daily, correct spelling and grammar probably isn’t top of mind. These capabilities can also help you write and edit with more confidence if you’re a non-native speaker. With our AI-first approach, you can communicate smarter and faster, without sweating the small stuff.
How to get started
- Admins: No action required.
- End users: No action required. All suggestions and corrections take place automatically as you type. If you’d like to disable this feature, follow the steps in this Help Center article.
You’ll now see inline spelling and contextual grammar suggestions in your draft emails as you type. If you’ve made a grammar mistake, a squiggly blue line will appear under the phrase as you write it. You can choose to accept the suggestion by clicking it.
When an auto-correction takes place, we’ll temporarily underline the corrected change so you can easily identify and undo the correction if you’d like. For now, autocorrect is currently only available in English.
- Rapid Release domains: Gradual rollout (up to 15 days for feature visibility) starting on August 20, 2019
- Scheduled Release domains: Full rollout (1–3 days for feature visibility) starting on September 12, 2019
G Suite editions
- As-you-type autocorrection is available to all G Suite users and personal Gmail accounts
- Grammar suggestion is only available to G Suite users, not personal Gmail accounts
On/off by default?
- This feature will be ON by default and can be disabled by the end user in Gmail settings.