A Guide on Smart Compose and Smart Reply on Gmail

In this post, we’ll see:

Let’s begin.

What is and How to Use Smart Compose on Gmail

Smart Compose, a feature in Gmail which is powered by machine learning, offers suggestions while composing an email.

This feature is on by default in Gmail web version (PC) and app (Android and iPhone).

How to Use Smart Compose

Compose your email as usual, and you can see the suggestion.

If you want to use it, then press the Tab key (if you’re in PC) or swipe (if you’re in Android or iPhone). Else, continue typing.

If you don’t like this feature, then you can turn it off and here’s how you can do that on PC, Android, and iPhone:


How to Enable or Disable Smart Compose on Gmail

PC

Sign into your Gmail account. Hit the “Gear” icon at the top right. Hit the “See all settings” button.

In the “General” tab, you can find “Smart Compose.” Beside it, you can see two options – Writing suggestions on (to enable) and Writing suggestions off (to disable).

Select the one you prefer. Hit the “Save Changes” button at the bottom.

Android or iPhone

Open the Gmail app. Hit the three vertical lines at the top left > Settings. Tap the email account for which you want to disable Smart Compose.

Enable (to turn on) or disable (to turn off) “Smart Compose.”


Smart Compose Personalization

The suggestions are based on your writing style by default.

If you want to turn off this feature, follow the below steps (remember that when you turn off this feature, you’ll get generic suggestions):

Hit Gear icon > See all settings button > General tab. Find “Smart Compose personalization.”

Beside it, you can see two options: Personalization on (to enable) and Personalization off (to disable).

Select the one you prefer.


What is and How to Use Smart Reply on Gmail

Gmail’s Smart Reply is a feature powered by machine learning, which will scan your email and suggest three replies according to the content of the email.

If you like any of the suggested replies, then click (or tap, if you’re on Android or iPhone) on the one you prefer, and it will appear in the reply email. Customize that email if you prefer and then hit the “Send” to send the reply email.

Keep in mind that the suggested replies will not be shown in all the emails. Also, note that you’ll get better replies when you use this feature more.

By default, this feature is enabled in Gmail web version (PC) and app (Android and iPhone).

If you don’t like this feature, then you can turn it off and here’s how:


How to Enable or Disable Smart Reply on Gmail

PC

Sign into your Gmail account. Hit the “Gear” icon at the top right. Hit the “See all settings” button.

In the “General” tab, you can find “Smart Reply.” Besides it, you can see two options – Smart Reply on (to enable) and Smart Reply off (to disable).

Select the one you prefer.

Android or iPhone

‚ÄčOpen the Gmail app. Tap on the three vertical lines at the top left > Settings.

Hit the email address for which you want to turn off Smart Reply. Enable (to turn on) or disable (to turn off) “Smart Reply.”


How to Enable or Disable Conversation View

By default, the conversation view is enabled on the Gmail web version (PC) and app (Android and iPhone).

Keep in mind that the change will apply to your Gmail account. In other words, if you turn on or off the conversation view in the web version, it’ll reflect in the app and vice versa.

Let’s see the steps.

PC

Sign into your Gmail account. Click on the Gear icon at the top right > See all settings button.

In the “General” tab, you can see the “Conversation View.” Beside it, you can see two options: Conversation view on (to enable) and Conversation view off (to disable).

Click the one you prefer. Hit the “Save Changes” button at the bottom.

Android

‚ÄčOpen the Gmail app. Tap on three vertical lines at the top left > Settings.

Tap on the email address for which you want to turn off the conversation view. Now, enable (to turn on) or disable (to turn off) the “Conversation view.”

The process will begin, and once it’s done, you can see a pop-up. Tap the “Got it” option in the pop-up.

iPhone

Open the Gmail app. Hit three vertical lines at the top left > Settings. Tap the email address you prefer.

Enable (to turn on) or disable (to turn off) the “Conversation view.”

The process will begin, and once it’s done, you can see a pop-up. Hit “Got it” in the pop-up.