Gmail's new 'Smart Compose' features writes replies for you

Gmail's new 'Smart Compose' features writes replies for you

Google has been talking up its focus on artificial intelligence at its I/O 2018 keynote today and one of the first new features that it announced was Smart Compose in Gmail. Keeping this in mind, Google has launched the Smart Reply in Gmail which will help you quickly reply to any incoming emails. These suggested actions are said to be powered by machine learning that means you will only see them with relevant photos.

From your greeting to your closing (and common phrases in between), Smart Compose suggests complete sentences in your emails so that you can draft them easily.

Google has launched Smart Compose for Gmail at its Google I/O event in California.

Google CEO Sundar Pichai demonstrated Smart Compose by writing an email with the subject line "Taco Tuesday". Whether anyone uses it or not is another question, however - I can't say I've ever added Gmail's Smart Replies, for instance, as they're too impersonal for most situations. Gmail will automatically begin to offer suggestions for words and phrases you might be starting.

The suggested text appears in grey when you start to type the sentence, giving you the freedom to hit "tab" to complete it or type differently to deviate.

Smart Compose arrives off the heels of a recent Gmail redesign that includes features like Nudging, Snooze, and others. Smart Compose will be rolled out to Gmail for consumers in the next few weeks, and then to G Suite users in the coming months. Users must enable the new Gmail by going to Settings "Try the new Gmail".

Under "General", scroll down to Experimental Access.

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