Use Smart Compose and Smart Reply

Important: Smart Compose is available in English, Spanish, Portuguese, and French for users with accounts through work or school. Smart Reply is available in English for Google Docs.

Smart Compose and Smart Reply don't provide answers and may not always provide factually correct information. Both features use machine learning to offer suggestions.

Smart Compose in Google Docs, Slides, Sheets & Drawings

You can use Smart Compose in Google Docs, Slides, Sheets, and Drawings to help you write documents faster and more easily.
Smart Compose is also available in comments for Google Slides, Sheets, and Drawings.

Turn Smart Compose on or off

  1. Open a file. 
  2. At the top, click Toolsand thenPreferences
  3. To turn Smart Compose on or off, click Show Smart Compose suggestions.
  4. Click Ok.
Tip: If you turn off Smart Compose in Google Docs, Smart Compose suggestions won't display in the main editing window or in comments. You can't turn off Smart Compose in Google Sheets.

Accept or reject a suggestion

To accept a Smart Compose suggestion:

  • Press the tab key
  • Press the right-arrow key
  • For Android or iOS: Swipe right over the suggested text
To reject a Smart Compose suggestion, keep typing.

Smart Reply in Google Docs

You can use Smart Reply in Google Docs to save time replying to comments.

Turn Smart Reply on or off

  1. Open a file. 
  2. At the top, click Toolsand thenPreferences
  3. To turn Smart Reply on or off, click Show Smart Reply suggestions.
  4. Click Ok.

Tip: If you turn off Smart Reply in Google Docs, Smart Reply suggestions won't display on comments.

Accept or reject a suggested reply

To accept a Smart Reply suggestion:

  • Click on the suggestion
  • Focus the reply box, tab to the suggestion, and press Enter
  • Follow spoken instructions for screen reader use

To reject a Smart Reply suggestion, type something else into the reply box.

About 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 is actively researching unintended bias and mitigation strategies.
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