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Correct spelling and grammar in Gmail



Want to improve your email content? With Gmail, you can use the autocorrect tool and have your email corrected as you enter text. You can also see spelling mistakes underlined in red and grammar mistakes in blue.

Turn the grammar, spelling, and autocorrect tools on or off ""

  1. On your computer, open Gmail.
  2. At the top right, click Settings ""and thenSee all settings.
  3. At the top, click General.
  4. Turn the following tools on or off:
    • Grammar
    • Spelling
    • Autocorrect

Note: These tools only work for some languages.

Use the tools""

  1. In Gmail, click Compose "".

    You might see Compose "" instead.

  2. Start entering your text.
  3. As you enter text, if you have errors, you will see the following changes:
    • A blue line appears under incorrect grammar.
    • A red line appears under misspelled words.
    • You might notice some errors getting autocorrected. A dashed line will temporarily appear under the corrected text.
  4. (Optional) To accept or ignore a spelling or grammar change, click the underlined text or use the arrow keys to navigate to it and press Tab. Press Enter or click the suggestion to accept the change or click Ignore Cancel .
  5. (Optional) To undo an autocorrection, click the underlined text or use the arrow keys to navigate to it and press Tab. In the bubble that appears under the text, click Undo Restore or press Enter.
  6. When you’re ready to send your email, click Send.

About machine learning

Spelling and grammar suggestions are powered by machine learning. As language understanding models use billions of common phrases and sentences to automatically learn about the world, they can also reflect human cognitive biases. Being aware of this is a good start, and the conversation around how to handle it is ongoing. Google is committed to making products that work well for everyone, and are actively researching unintended bias and mitigation strategies.

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