Gmail No Longer Gives You an Excuse to Send Emails With Spelling and Grammar Mistakes

Typos are always annoying, but Google is adding a new feature to Gmail to help you automatically fix typos. Although you can already use services like Grammarly to detect typos and grammar mistakes in your emails and other documents, Google is taking things a slight step forward.

For its G Suite business users, Google is introducing a new as-you-type spelling and grammar correction feature that will essentially give you no excuse to have typos in your emails. The feature uses artificial intelligence to automatically detect spelling mistakes, and suggest fixes. What’s more, it will even automatically correct some of these issues by itself which is really cool and will save a lot of your time. That only works for English and common spelling mistakes, by the way.

For grammatical errors, Google will show a squiggly blue line under the phrase where there is an error, and you can hover over it to get a fix automatically suggested by Google. As for auto-correction, it simply shows an underline under the corrected change for a few seconds before disappearing, which is a subtle way of letting you know that a correction was made.

The feature is rolling out gradually to G Suite users today, and it will be released more widely on September 12. The feature is enabled by default, too, by the way.

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  • rm

    21 August, 2019 - 8:23 am

    <p>Customer needs seem to still be low for Google. Microsoft has had this for years in outlook.com.</p>

    • dontbeevil

      22 August, 2019 - 2:23 am

      <blockquote><em><a href="#450721">In reply to RM:</a></em></blockquote><p>No surprise is our resident fanboy blogger hassan… And i bet he'll never update the article or comment with a statement </p>

      • Paul Thurrott

        Premium Member
        22 August, 2019 - 2:17 pm

        <blockquote><em><a href="#450969">In reply to dontbeevil:</a></em></blockquote><p>I have a statement. We don't allow personal attacks. And looking over your comments, you seem to be mostly about personal attacks. This has to stop. </p>

        • dontbeevil

          22 August, 2019 - 3:42 pm

          <blockquote><em><a href="#451078">In reply to paul-thurrott:</a></em></blockquote><p>My comments respect the quality of articles with personal ideas (not clearly stated), if we can have professional journalism articles, that doesn't change according to tge simpathy of a comoany for similar context, I'll be really glad to stop. Or another option is to rename the website to sonething like "apple and google fanboys blog" I'll cannot complain. You clearly can easily say from comments that's always the same story, we ask just for objective articles</p><p><br></p><p>P. S. </p><p>How exactly state that he's not professional, that's clearly under everybody eyes, is a personal attack? </p>

  • red.radar

    Premium Member
    21 August, 2019 - 8:36 am

    <p>Email is an area where I think Microsoft has a better solution to Google.</p><p><br></p><p>just to throw that out there ..</p><p><br></p><p><br></p><p><br></p>

  • glenn8878

    21 August, 2019 - 11:13 am

    <p>Spell check is slow and time consuming. You have to do extra clicks. Sometimes you don't know the word you're trying to spell. I assume most people will ignore it or turn it off.</p>

  • CompUser

    21 August, 2019 - 12:24 pm

    <p>I don't remember Microsoft ever NOT having spell and grammar checkers in its Office applications, going back to Office 98 with Outlook Express.</p>

  • beatnixxx

    Premium Member
    21 August, 2019 - 1:56 pm

    <p>I mostly use FireFox which already has spell checking built in to the browser. Does Chrome not already have that? (I get the bonus of grammar checking, just wondering about the spelling).</p>

    • Skolvikings

      21 August, 2019 - 3:33 pm

      <blockquote><em><a href="#450824">In reply to beatnixxx:</a></em></blockquote><p>Yes, Chrome has a built-in spell checker.</p>

  • bluvg

    22 August, 2019 - 12:42 am

    <p>This post is written like Google was the first to offer this. If it were Outlook newly offering something Gmail has had for a while, it would be mentioned.</p>

    • dontbeevil

      22 August, 2019 - 2:21 am

      <blockquote><em><a href="#450955">In reply to bluvg:</a></em></blockquote><p>No surprise is our resident fanboy blogger hassan</p>

  • dontbeevil

    22 August, 2019 - 2:21 am

    <p>Never a problem for me thanks to outlook.com… They're Playing catch up with outlook.com</p>

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