How to enable and use Gmail’s AI-powered Smart Reply and Smart Compose tools

Everybody is on the go these days. With routines becoming hectic and workload getting bigger, everybody needs smart technology to make their lives easier. Your favorite email app has introduced a Smart Compose and Smart reply feature, which saves time with your emails.

The email service has introduced a way to auto-write email subject lines for you, and schedule emails. To allow Gmail to write the text for you, there is an option which would need to be enabled. Here’s how you can turn the option on.

For Desktop users

You need to click on the gear icon on the upper right side and select the Settings menu. Select the option of Smart Reply and Smart Compose and enable ‘On’ for either or both, depending on your preference. If you like automated suggestions which would help you draft emails quicker; you can turn the setting on.

For Android and iOS

On the upper left side, you will see a hamburger icon. It will open a side drawer. If multiple accounts are added, you need to select one. Scroll to ‘Settings’ and check the box on Smart Reply and Smart Compose to enable it. Also, note that Smart Compose is currently available for Android only.

Gmail’s machine learning will also note your frequent responses and will automate it the next time you write the email. For example, if you greet specific people with “Hey.” or “Hi how are you?” it will save your greetings and use it for the auto-response.

Here’s how it works. You just keep writing like a normal email, and Gmail suggests your responses which are the most suitable. Over 90% of the time, the suggested sentences will make sense.

However, Gmail is currently focused on affirmative responses, so if you are someone who agrees to others most of the times, it will work for you. However, if you often say no, or have other things to say, then it might be an issue for you. We can, however, wait for Gmail to update the AI.