‘Smart Compose,’ Gmail’s feature relying on Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning to decipher and offer words for the user to type, is now available to Apple iOS Gmail app users. This feature debuted on Google’s Gmail in 2018, and shortly after, it was available on Android. Becoming one of the most popular features for the smartphone users, Google finally launched it also for iOS, and since its debut, it has saved users from the stress of typing more than 1 billion characters.
How Does Gmail’s ‘Smart Compose’ Works?
The first time when ‘Smart Compose’ revealed was at the 2018 Google I/O conference, and it might look similar to the Google’s ‘Smart Reply’ feature for the email app, but they work differently. ‘Smart Reply’ offers multiple options to fast reply to an email with the most common responses.
On the other side, ‘Smart Compose’ is more dynamic and is trying to understand the text you are typing in order to finish the sentence you are writing. It also offers you the choice to accept the suggested text or to continue typing by ignoring it. If on the desktop version you have to press the Tab key to accept the suggestion, on the Android version, you will have to swipe on the text to receive the recommendations.
‘Smart Compose’ Reached Apple iOS Gmail App Users
This feature is vital if you want to reduce the repetitive writing and to save time, and the suggestions offered by it are free of spelling or grammatical errors. A notable fact is that it comes with support for four other languages, Portuguese, Spanish, French, and Italian. Another cool thing about ‘Smart Compose’ is that it has personalized suggestions for you. If you use your custom greetings, it will learn your pattern and suggest the same. And if you want a subject line based on the email you are writing, this feature will do just this.
You can turn it on or off, according to your preferences, but, if you want to use it, you have to activate ‘Writing Suggestions.’ If you choose to use your custom suggestions, go to ‘Smart Compose personalization’ and turn on ‘Personalization.’ To quickly access Gmail’s ‘Smart Compose’, go on the ‘Setting pages’ after clicking on the ‘Gear’ icon on the top right corner.
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