Google continues to update its suite of products and services with AI-powered features and more. Following the long series of innovations for the G Suite, the search giant officially launches a Email writing assistant for Gmail. It works like ChatGPT, but is naturally based on Google Bard: here’s how it works and what are the advantages of this new technology.
Here comes the AI in Gmail to write emails
Having trouble composing emails? You have no ideas and you don’t know what approach to adopt towards the contact of interest? Well, the “Help me write” feature it will suit you. Released on Gmail for web in preview, now also available on Gmail for Android. To access them, however, you must enroll in Google’s Workspace Labs program, which will require you to be placed on a waiting list.
After that, with a bit of luck, it AI tool for Gmail will become available on your Google account, as shown by Artem Russakovskii on Twitter.
The Gmail “Help me write” AI lab just activated in the Android app. pic.twitter.com/wEfQ5zXLt0
— Artem Russakovskii (@ArtemR) June 13, 2023
Just like Google Bard, this feature listens to user requests and generate paragraphs of text in a new draft of e-mail. Now, the button with the pencil and a star will appear in the lower right corner of the screen, to give the green light to the AI and its magic. Just type the prompt, tap the “Create” button, and the AI will prepare the entire draft of the email.
However, Google recommends adjusting the text before sending it, adding attachments or other content. The AI assistant can instead formalize, elaborate and shorten the draft according to various styles, based on the tone of writing to be adopted. It is, in short, an effective solution for those who do not want to spend too much time writing emails, focusing on other more priority activities.
When will stable distribution happen? At the moment no details are known regarding the official launch. The only way to try “Help me Write”, therefore, is tramite Google Workspace Labs.