Google Docs gets smarter with Smart Compose

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Google Docs has  welcomed a new feature that will help to make writing faster. Smart Compose was first added to Gmail in 2018, and had since been added to a couple of other products since then.

Now Google Docs users will get to use Smart Compose and autocorrect when adding comments.

The tool, which had been a part of Google Docs since 2019, will now also be available in the Docs commenting field, 9to5google reports. Smart Compose suggestions will appear in light gray as you type. When you hit the “tab” key while typing, the feature will automatically accept it. 

Also, Google will automatically correct words that are misspelt as they are being entered and identify the change with a dashed underline. As you continue to type however, the marker will disappear.

Google announced Smart Compose at the 2018 Google I/O conference. The smart compose feature is almost like the smart reply feature the company added to its email app before the conference. The smart compose feature will help users compose and send email faster.

Smart Compose works by trying to understand typed text so that AI can suggest words and phrases to complete your sentences. You can add any of the suggested texts you like to the mail you are composing by hitting the tab to have it pasted to the message.

The smart compose feature, according to Google, saves you time by reducing repetitive writing as well as the possibility of spelling or grammatical errors. It is not that different from predictive text when sending messages via your messaging app.

Not long after the announcement, Google added support for four more languages. Portuguese, Spanish, French, and Italian languages have now been added to make Smart Compose accessible to more people around the world.

According to the company, Smart Compose, which is powered by artificial intelligence, has saved users the stress of typing more than 1 billion characters within one year of its launch. That is a huge figure considering the fact that the feature was only launched on desktop a year before this announcement, and added to mobile just in 2019.

Aside from the four new language support, the feature is now able to personalize suggestions for you. Using Google’s example, if you would rather say “Ahoy,” or “Ello, mate” in your greetings, Smart Compose will suggest just that. It can also suggest a subject line based on the email you’ve written.”

Author: Ola Ric

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