Gmail 'Smart Compose' feature is live, here's how to use it


Apart from Gmail's AI-driven "Smart Compose", Google now also lets you send self-destructing emails in a new feature called "Confidential Mode". At the time of the launch, the company's official blog post added that "Because it operates in the background, you can write an email like you normally would, and Smart Compose will offer suggestions as you type".

Smart Reply meanwhile is an AI-powered expansion to a feature that is already in use on the mobile version of the service - offering AI-generated quick replies to messages to help speed up your response. Users of the previous version of the Gmail can update to the new one pretty easily by clicking on the gear icon on the upper right side of their screen and then clicking on 'Try new Gmail'. If the passcode is enabled then Gmail will ask the user to enter the recipient's phone number in order to send the 4-digit passcode. Be sure to save your settings.

If you are now using the new Gmail design, there's one more step before you can enable Smart Compose. The page will reload and the new redesigned Gmail will be enabled. Next, scroll down a bit and check the box that says Experimental Access.

This new feature allows the sender to have total control over what happens to a message once it lands in a recipient's inbox.

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When Gmail users see a sentence that they like, they simply click the "tab" button to use it. You just start typing and Gmail will suggest the end of your statement. The machine learning can even suggest addresses and times to meet, based on the subject and body. You will get it soon.

Next, when Nash replied saying "No plans as such". Click on it, then click on the "Writing suggestions on" selection. I typed "Ok, let's look at other...."

It's great to see that Google isn't giving up on Gmail, as it starts ramping up the inclusion of new features and a new coat of paint.

For now, Smart Compose can only throw suggestions in the English language. But it is important to understand that the feature is in its initial rollout phase and there is a lot of learning it has to take. The platform will also suggest users unsubscribe from certain newsletters or emails if they don't seem to be paying attention to them for quite some time.