Gmail Smart Compose feature now available to all Android devices

Gmail Smart Compose feature now available to all Android devices It was only available on the Pixel 3 phones until now.

Google’s Pixel 3 launched with a handful of new AI features, and one of those was the addition of Smart Compose within the Gmail app.

Now, that exclusive Smart Compose is rolling out to all Android devices. Smart Compose suggests auto-complete options for sentences.

Gmail Smart Compose feature now available to all Android devices

 

Google has been a bit restrictive about Gmail’s Smart Compose, right from the time it was introduced in 2018 at Google I/O.

Gmail Smart Compose feature now available to all Android devices Google introduced Smart Compose feature that uses Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) to offer auto-complete suggestions to help you write emails faster.

It initially rolled out only to the Gmail web version. On mobiles, you could only use this nifty message autocomplete feature if you had one of the Pixel 3 phones.

To put in simple words, Smart Compose is more like Smart Reply but slightly better and more useful. It uses the power of machine learning to suggest an entire sentence as you start typing.

Gmail’s Smart Compose is rolling out to third-party Android phones

Gmail Smart Compose feature now available to all Android devices So far, Gmail’s Smart Compose for Android was an exclusive feature for the latest Google phones, the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL.

Smart Compose is now live on both Pixel 2XL and OnePlus 6T, and it also verified that it’s working for others on their Pixel 2 and Galaxy S9+ devices.

As per the report its found that Smart Compose on a Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus with version 9.2.3 of the Gmail app installed (from February 22nd), confirming that you don’t have to manually update the app.

Google is finally rolling out the Smart Compose feature to other devices as well, including third-party Android phones that have updated the Gmail app.

Start typing a new message or a reply, and it’ll automatically suggest words to help complete your sentences. On mobile, you simply need to swipe right to accept a suggestion when it pops up as you type.

However, the Smart Compose feature doesn’t show up automatically, and you have to manually enable it.

It means if you don’t want to use the Smart Compose feature (it’s auto-enabled), you can turn it off from within the Gmail app’s settings.

How to use Gmail’s Smart Compose for Android?

Gmail Smart Compose feature now available to all Android devices

# If you already have the latest version, make sure you have the option of ‘Smart Compose’ enabled in your Gmail account.

# To do this, go to the app, swipe to the side menu

# Click on the settings option, it is located at the bottom.

# Then, select one of the accounts and check that the option ‘Smart Compose’ is activated.

# Now, when you send an email, you will see how the sentences are completed with a grayish color.

# If users want them to apply, they just have to swipe on the suggested text.

# The feature is auto-enabled, but you can turn it off if you prefer by going to your Gmail settings, opening the account where you want it disabled, and ticking off the Smart Compose box.

Gmail will automatically learn from users way of writing email based on the drafts sent previously, Google has started to activate this new feature on all devices configured in English, Spanish, French, Italian and Portuguese.

Notably

You’ll need version 9.2.3 of the Gmail app to get it. It’s turned on by default in this version and notifies you of its existence when you hit the Compose button.

So if you don’t see the option yet, make sure you’re on that version and close then reopen the app. That should trigger it to show up.

If you don’t want to use the Smart Compose feature (it’s auto-enabled), you can turn it off from within the Gmail app’s settings.

Finally, this could end up saving you a lot of time in case you have to write a lot of emails as a part of your daily routine.

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