Google made a number of new announcements at the I/O 2018 and one of the most popular one were “Smart Compose” for Gmail users.
Smart Compose is essentially an improved version of the company’s Smart Reply feature that delivers predictive text. Essentially, it predicts the text response and gives suggestions based on common phrases as you type.
Gmail’s Smart Compose is aimed at delivering complete sentences – thereby helping users compose an entire email without breaking a sweat.
To use smart compose you will have to use Gmail’s newest version, which was rolled out recently.To do this, click on the settings tab and choose the first option: Try the new Gmail.
After the new Gmail UI has loaded, click on the settings tab again and choose ‘settings’. Under the new general tab, click on the checkbox that says ‘Enable experimental access’.
“Experimental features are pre-releases that you can turn on to test and share feedback about. You can opt into experimental features in your Gmail settings,” Google explains.
After ticking the checkbox, scroll down to the bottom and hit ‘save changes’.
A new feature powered by AI, we’re launching Smart Compose in @gmail to help you draft emails more quickly by providing interactive suggestions as you type → https://t.co/nJIWG29M0T #io18 pic.twitter.com/DKjqDdl5ts
— Google (@Google) May 8, 2018
That’s it – you have activated Gmail’s Smart Compose feature. Whenever you type an email from now on, Google will start delivering suggestions for your sentence.