Back in February, Smart Compose and Autocorrect became widely available for Google Docs, following several months of testing. These learning-enabled learning tools are now coming to G Suite for Education and Non-Profit customers.
Similar to the capability of Gmail, Smart Compose helps you reduce the need to type repetitive sentences manually, while suggesting relevant contextual phrases. Spelling and grammatical errors may also be reduced, with suggestions saved by hitting the ‘tab.’
Since February this functionality has been available to G Suite Basic, Business, and Enterprise and is now available on G Suite for Education, G Suite Enterprise for Education, and G Suite for Nonprofit accounts. Smart Compose is not yet available for personal accounts which are free.
Meanwhile, autocorrect helps in live spelling and grammar corrections in google docs. Misspelled terms are automatically corrected and are denoted with a dashed emphasis. Turning over the autocorrected word / phrase will show a “Undo” button while the normal keyboard shortcut for your operating system will also function. This feature has similar accessibility except that Google Accounts are now available for free.
Smart Compose and autocorrect both will be on by default and will only be available in English for Google Docs on the web. Google notes that “there are no admin controls for these features at the moment.” However, the ability to disable comes “by the start of the school year 2020/2021.” End users can disable at any time, and the rollout will be complete by June 30.