Use 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. This feature uses machine learning to offer suggestions as you type.

Important: Smart Compose is available in English, Spanish, Portuguese, and French for users with accounts through work or school. Smart Compose doesn't provide answers and may not always provide factually correct information.

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.

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.

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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