Avoid embarrassing mistakes with the new Gmail autocorrect

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Google is rolling out a Gmail update that improves autocorrect suggestions while typing. The desktop version has been improved with AI suggestions, similar to typing on an Android device.

This should help quick typists and non-native English speakers avoid any embarrassing mistakes while sending emails. The new corrections cover both spelling and grammar, and for some of the most common errors the corrections will happen as you type, with no need to go back and correct them. See for yourself how the new system looks below.

Gmail update spelling and grammar

 

The update should be rolling out to G Suite users some time mid-September. If previous updates are any indication, expect a more widespread rollout shortly thereafter.

You can download Gmail for Android via the link below, or search for it in the Play Store.


Previous Gmail updates

Phishing update

May 4, 2019: Phishing attempts are more accurately identified by Gmail, and a warning message will display if you click on a dubious link. Even so, you should remain cautious when an external site asks for your login information.

Smart Compose for subject lines

April 4, 2019: Google is adding Smart Compose to Gmail’s subject line. Gmail will now begin suggesting subject lines after you’ve written out an email. 

Google is rolling out a Gmail update to help prevent email phishing attacks on Android devices.

Email scheduling

April 1, 2019: Google has marked the 15th anniversary of its email service by announcing that email scheduling is coming to the platform. You simply need to open a draft or create a new message, then tap the three dot menu > Schedule send on your smartphone. From here, you can choose several suggested times or customize your own sending time.

Smart Compose no longer Pixel 3 exclusive

March 6, 2019: Smart Compose is rolling out to everyone, regardless of your smartphone’s make or model. Simply fire up the Gmail app and, assuming you’re on the latest version, Smart Compose should be active. When you are typing an email, you should see suggestions here and there that will help you autocomplete your sentence or phrase.

Gmail app redesign

February 20, 2019: The Material Theme redesign for the Android Gmail app is rolling out now. The redesign introduces an easier way to switch between email accounts and will offer a default, comfortable, and compact style for viewing emails similar to what’s available on the web.

Unsend emails

August 20, 2018: You can now unsend Gmail messages in the Gmail app for Android. You have a few seconds after hitting “Send” to cancel the send or bring the message back to you.


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