Use Smart Compose

You can let Gmail help you write emails faster. The Smart Compose feature is powered by machine learning and will offer suggestions as you type.

Note: Smart Compose is a Google Account-level setting. Changes to Smart Compose settings are applied on any device where your account is signed in.

To accept a suggestion, press Tab

Turn Smart Compose on or off

By default, Gmail will offer suggestions automatically. 

  1. On your computer, open Gmail.
  2. In the top-right corner,  click Settings  and then See all settings.
  3. Under 'General', scroll down to 'Smart Compose'.
  4. Select Writing suggestions on or Writing suggestions off

Note: Smart Compose is available in English, Spanish, French, Italian and Portuguese. Smart Compose is not designed to provide answers and may not always predict factually correct information.

Turn custom suggestions on or off

By default, Gmail automatically offers suggestions based on your writing style.

  1. In the top-right corner, click Settings  and then See all settings
  2. Under 'General', scroll down to 'Smart Compose personalisation'.
  3. Select Personalisation on or Personalisation off.

About custom suggestions

Smart Compose personalised suggestions are tailored to the way you normally write, to maintain your writing style. Only you see your own private, personalised suggestions for your account. No other users, including administrators for your organisation, can see your personalised suggestions. When personalisation is turned off, you see generic suggestions as you type.

Send feedback 

You can send feedback after you use Smart Compose. We can’t respond to all feedback, but it can help us improve. 

To send us feedback, follow these steps: 

  1. To start a new email, at the top left, click Compose.
  2. In the bottom-right corner, click More
  3. Click Smart Compose feedback.
  4. From the list, select the Smart Compose suggestion for which you want to give feedback. 
  5. Select the issue that best describes your feedback. 
    Note: If you choose Other, write your own description of the issue. 
  6. Click Submit.

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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