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, swipe across the grey text.

Turn Smart Compose on or off

By default, Gmail offers suggestions automatically. To stop seeing these suggestions:
  1. On your iPhone or iPad, open the Gmail app .
  2. At the top left, tap Menu and then Settings .
  3. Under 'Compose and reply', to:
    • Turn off predictions: Turn off 'Smart compose'.
    • Turn on predictions: Turn on 'Smart compose'.
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.
Note: Custom suggestions can only be changed from a computer.

On a computer, follow these steps to turn custom suggestions off or on again.

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.

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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