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Google Docs update: Smart Compose and Auto-correct added

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Google has rolled out two new updates for the Google Docs service bringing Smart Compose and autocorrect to the platform, which will help the users in quickly finishing the document with little spelling errors.

For the Rapid Release Domains, these features will be available from February 18 and for the Scheduled Release Domains, these features can be accessed from March 3, 2020.

Smart Compose

Smart Compose, which was launched as a beta last year, is an AI-powered feature that predicts what the user might type next depending on the context of the sentence. It can help finish documents quicker and can be especially useful while editing out the repetitive texts and also checking for the spelling mistakes. Users will also see important additions to the text. Currently, this service is available only in English.

Smart Compose will be on by default and to disable it, users have to go to Tools > Preferences > uncheck Show Smart Compose.

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The autocorrect feature is available on most of the writing tools, including on the keyboards for smartphones these days, and this update for Google Docs works similarly. It will automatically check for the wrongly spelt word and display a dotted line beneath the corrected word. This line will disappear when the user continues to write the sentence. To undo the changes, one must hover the cursor and then select undo. Or, you can also use the shortcut: Ctrl + Z.

This feature will be on by default and users can disable it by going to Tools > Preferences > uncheck Automatically correct spelling.

Both the updates will be available for GSuite customers and for all the users who have a personal Google account.

Earlier this week, on Monday, Google Project Zero identified a bug in Samsung A50, which resulted from a modification of the kernel code by the South Korean smartphone manufacturer. Last week, Google rolled out a new update to its Google Sites tool whereby the users can access several configuration settings in one place.

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Kumar Hemant

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