Let’s face it: Life without a service as useful as Gmail would be really hard. While it started as Google’s email service that was competing with the likes of Hotmail, it has left all its rivals behind. The primary reason for this is that Google is regularly updating its app with useful features that would make life easier for its users.
And now, the technology giant has added another important feature to Gmail for Android. Starting today, Smart Compose will be available to all Android smartphone users who use Gmail. With Smart Compose, Gmail can automatically generate phrases that are used by you frequently. The feature was first spotted by Android Police and it is being sent to all Android smartphones via a service side update.
We should mention that this is not a new feature that Google has rolled out. The feature was first made available last year on the desktop version of Gmail. Then, it worked its way to G Suite app accounts. When Google launched its Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL smartphones in October last year and included the Smart Compose feature. ‘
And as we mentioned earlier, today Android users have got the same feature too. So, if you log in to Gmail today, a message would pop-up to introduce the feature as soon as you start typing the message. Furthermore, what’s even better is that you don’t have to manually update the app to get the new feature.
We personally found the feature to be very useful as it learns our frequently used sentences over time and then prompts them when we are writing an email. We think that it is a big time-saver.
However, since it is a part of a service side update, the feature will be auto-enabled. And we can’t expect everyone to like it as much as we do. So, if you are one of those people who think that the Smart Compose feature is annoying, you can turn it off by going to Gmail app’s Settings.
Just a few days back, Gmail got a revamped Material Design that was first rolled out to all Android users and then to those who own iOS devices. It completely changed the way Gmail looks and also removed the iconic red strip at the top of the app, among other changes.