How to use "Help Me Write" AI in Gmail

How to use "Help Me Write" AI in Gmail gmail logo

How to use "Help Me Write" AI in Gmail gmail logo

The use of AI chatbots has been on the rise as they are a precious tool, either for web searches (such as Bing or Google Bard) or for writing, such as ChatGPT. But did you know you can also use AI for composing your emails? Then let's look at how to use "Help Me write" AI in Gmail.

Google is investing in AI tech quite a bit and we've seen a lot of different AI chatbots over the next few months. But AI can be definitely more than a simple conversation companion.

So let's look at how to spruce up your emails with the use of the "Help Me Write" AI in Gmail.

How to use "Help Me Write" AI in Gmail

There are many different ways in which to use AI in Gmail, as it can help you write a draft from scratch, along with refine something you have already written.

So, let's look at how to write something from scratch using the AI in Gmail:

  • Open the Gmail app on your Android phone or tablet or visit the Gmail website on your desktop.
  • Tap "Compose" at the bottom right.
  • Now tap "Help me write" in the bottom right and enter a prompt.
  • It is important to remember to also include a tone of what you might be looking to write. For example "a thank you letter for a nice gift", "a courteous feedback reply to a job interview".
  • If you don't get a draft you like, try again with different prompt information.
  • Tap "Create".
  • When you've finished, tap "Insert" to use the prompt in your mail.

Now you can feel free to edit your email and refine it. But if you've already written something and want the Gmail AI to improve it, here's what you might want to do:

  • Open the Gmail app on your Android phone or tablet or visit the Gmail website on your desktop.
  • Tap "Compose" and write a new email or open an existing draft that you've previously saved.
  • Tap "Help me Write" in the bottom right of the window.
  • Now choose an option from the menu. "Formalize" makes the draft formal, "Elaborate" adds details to your text, and "Shorten" makes it brief and to the point. "I'm Feeling Lucky" adds random creative details.
  • You can now use the text, or edit it and tap "recreate" to create a new version with different options.

Gmail offers limited, but useful options to edit your draft email and can help compose messages quickly, especially if you're not looking to write anything specific.

How to write better emails with the "Help me Write" Gmail AI

It is a good idea to always use prompts that clearly describe the purpose of your email and the situation. Do not go overboard with details, but be precise on the tone and the overall objective you would like the email to reach.

If you don't like the suggestions given by the Gmail AI, it is possible to give feedback on the generated text. Here's how to do it:

  • Once the text has been generated text, you can tap "Good suggestion" or "Bad suggestion".
  • After tapping "Bad suggestion" you can enter a more detailed feedback by selecting "Get Started" and then entering your comments.

While the Gmail AI is still being worked on, it is already a great help to writing emails and, the more users make use of it and improve its suggestions, we are sure it will get better in the future.

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