How to use new Gmail’s Smart Compose feature?

Gmail’s Smart Compose feature can be used to put in common phrases in between sentences, write greeting and closing, as well as suggests complete sentences in emails to help draft emails faster. The aim of the feature is to make sentence writing process quicker. 

Google introduced Gmail’s Smart Compose feature that uses Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) to offer auto-complete suggestions to help you write e-mails faster.

Gmail’s Smart Compose feature

Google’s new Smart Compose feature for Gmail is an improved version of Smart Reply feature that delivers predictive text. Smart Compose feature uses the power of machine learning to suggest entire sentence as you start typing. The feature is only available for users who have updated to the new Gmail.

How to use new Gmail’s Smart Compose feature?

To turn on Gmail’s Smart Compose feature, you must use the new version of Gmail.

# Open Gmail Settings > ‘Try the new Gmail’

# Then go to the ‘General’ tab in your Gmail settings, then scroll down and ‘enable experimental access.’

# Then save your changes at the bottom. 

# Again go to the Settings menu and then find the “Smart Compose” selection. Click on it, then click on the “Writing suggestions on” selection. 

Once you’ve completed those steps, Smart Compose should be enabled whenever you start writing a new email.

You can always opt out of the feature by simply going to back to settings > general > uncheck experimental access box.

How to use Gmail Smart Reply feature?

Smart Reply suggests three responses based on the email you received:

# Once you’ve selected one, you can send it immediately or edit your response starting with the Smart Reply text. Either way, you’re saving time.

# Smart Reply utilizes machine learning to give you better responses the more you use it.

# Smart Reply will make it a much simpler task to take emails from your pending folder and put them into your done folder.

Smart Reply scans the text found in your email and then gives you 3 responses that are suited to the body of text. Emails that only have attachments won’t have Smart Reply, but later emails in the same chain could do if there is enough contextual information offered by the text.


Smart Compose is currently only available in English, and Google gives alert that “Smart Compose is not designed to provide answers and may not always predict factually correct information”.

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