Greetings, Android enthusiasts!
Google is introducing a game-changing addition to its Gboard keyboard that’s set to transform the way you handle text composition and editing. This groundbreaking feature, aptly named ‘Proofread,’ showcases Google’s ongoing commitment to enhancing your typing experience.
Found within Gboard’s toolbar, the ‘Proofread’ feature is designed to simplify the text-editing process. As the name implies, it empowers you to proofread your text effortlessly, catching spelling, grammar, and punctuation errors with just a tap. Thanks to Google’s advanced generative AI technology, it also offers valuable suggestions for improving your writing and grammar.
How to Turn On or Use Proofread feature on the Gboard App
- Update Gboard: Ensure that you have the latest version of Gboard installed on your Android device. To update the app, go to the Google Play Store, search for “Gboard,” and tap the “Update” button if an update is available.
- Enable Gboard: Make sure Gboard is set as your default keyboard. You can do this by going to your device’s settings:
- Open your device’s Settings app.
- Scroll down and select “System” or “System & Updates.”
- Tap on “Languages & input” or a similar option.
- Under the “Keyboards” section, select “Virtual keyboard” or a similar option.
- Choose “Gboard” from the list of available keyboards.
- Follow the on-screen instructions to set Gboard as your default keyboard.
- Access Keyboard Settings: After setting Gboard as your default keyboard, open any app where you can type text (e.g., messaging app, browser, etc.).
- Open Gboard Settings: While using the Gboard keyboard, tap the keyboard icon on the bottom left or right corner of the keyboard to open the keyboard settings.
- Navigate to Text Correction Settings: In the Gboard settings, look for options related to text correction, spelling and grammar checking, or autocorrect. The exact wording may vary depending on your device and Gboard version.
- Enable Text Correction Features: If Gboard has introduced proofreading or spelling/grammar checking features, you should find them in the text correction settings. Enable these features as desired.
- Configure Proofreading Preferences: If available, you may also be able to configure the proofreading preferences, such as the level of correction or the types of errors to check for.
The ‘Proofread’ feature’s potential for rapid error detection through generative AI is truly impressive. Say goodbye to the hassle of switching between different applications, such as Google’s Bard or external grammar correction software. While the exact timeline for its widespread availability remains uncertain, the fact that it’s already accessible to beta users with Gboard version 13.4 suggests that a full release may be just around the corner.