Google has given its Gmail service a small but important update this week. The company has improved the spelling and grammar correction tools on the email client. With the new version, users will see grammar suggestions based on artificial intelligence.
By leveraging AI, Google says Gmail spelling suggestions will become smarter and spot grammatical errors more efficiently:
“As you type your message, Gmail will use artificial intelligence to make smarter spell-check suggestions while also detecting potential grammar issues. For some common spelling mistakes, we've also added as-you-type autocorrection for improved accuracy.”
Under the new feature, when a grammar mistake is made a blue squiggly line will appear under any errors. If you already use a Microsoft Office application such as Word you will be familiar with this system.
When the blue line is seen you can change it by accepting suggested changes. As for spelling mistake, Google says Gmail will automatically make changes.
At the moment the new spelling and grammar correction tool is limited to the English language, although it is available to all Gmail users by default.
This year, Gmail is celebrating its 15th anniversary. Among new features landing to celebrate was Schedule Send and it does what it says on the tin. Gmail users can schedule emails to be sent at any time. For example, you can choose a time of day, a specific day of the week, or even choose an exact date and time to send the email.
Elsewhere, Google has given Gmail's Smart Compose feature a boost. Specifically, until now it has only been available on the company's own Pixel 3 smartphone, but is now available for all Android devices. Google says the ability will also land on iOS, but not just yet.