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Tip of the Week: Leveraging Gmail’s Smart Compose Feature on Android
With technologies like machine learning and artificial intelligence entering further into our daily lives, what was once science fiction is becoming fact - assisting our lives (which most would agree is better than threatening our lives). For this week’s tip, we’ll show you how to leverage machine learning in a very basic way: in the Android version of Gmail’s Smart Compose feature.
For users of Gmail’s online platform, this is nothing new. These users have already been using the predictive capabilities of Smart Compose to cobble together their sentences based off Google’s calculation of what will be typed next. However, this feature has now been included in the Gmail app.
How to Use Smart Compose on an Android Device
In order to use Smart Compose, you’ll obviously need an active Google account. You will also need the updated version of the Gmail app installed on your device. Once Smart Compose has been activated, the emails you write will begin to display predictive text suggestions that you can swipe across to accept - or just keep typing to ignore. Again, this is a relatively minor example of what machine learning can do, but one that can have an impact on you each and every day.
How to Toggle Smart Compose On and Off
In the Gmail application on your Android device, access the menu via the hamburger icon in the top left. From there, access your Settings. Once you have selected the account you want to activate (or deactivate) your Smart Compose suggestions on, find Smart Compose under General settings. From there, you can toggle your Smart Controls as you see fit.
While it may not be quite as impressive as the artificial intelligence that can be seen in the movies, Smart Compose is one example of how machine learning can be leveraged to your business’ advantage. Reach out to us to learn other ways that your business can be improved through time-saving technology tips, or to find out more about the solutions we offer. Call 703-880-6683 today.