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Gmail’s new AI-powered companion will be able to help you craft and personalize your emails, Google announce As part of this week’s news from the Google Cloud Next ’23 event. The company shared a number of updates about its AI companion, Duet AI, which has become generally available to Workspace users, to help them with various tasks across meetings, documents, Google Chat, and more.
The company also said that Duet AI will enhance Gmail’s existing Smart Reply feature by allowing users to craft longer, more personalized emails with one click.
Now, Google has shared more about how this actually works in Update for Workspace users. On both web and mobile, Gmail users who try Duet AI will have access to a “Help me type” button that will provide them with a variety of options to help with writing.
For example, Duet AI can now use your own words to craft an email, where it can understand context from previous emails in a thread to create responses relevant to the current conversation.
You can also use the AI feature to make the tone of your email draft sound more formal or elaborate the draft by adding more details to the message.
Alternatively, you can choose to reduce the length of the email draft if you are looking for brevity.
Additionally, Google has added a fun (though probably not useful) feature, the “Feel Lucky” feature — a throwback to To the Google button This will take you directly to the first search result when you type a query into the Google search box.
However, in this case, the AI’s “I’m Lucky” option allows you to choose from a number of fun variations on the tone and tone of the email content you’ve crafted.
Google notes that a similar Help Me Write feature will also be coming to Docs, letting you change the tone of your content, summarize sections, add bullet points, elaborate or shorten text, and receive a different generated draft if you don’t like it first (“Retry “) and more.
You can also provide your own instructions on how you want to optimize your content through a custom option, Google said.
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