Gmail's 'Help Me Write' Now Available to Enrolled Testers on Android & iOS: Report
During the annual Google I/O 2023 event, Google introduced a new feature which is known as 'Help Me Write' alongside other artificial intelligence (AI) based enhancements. This AI writing tool is designed to assist users in Gmail and Google Docs to compose very good text. Google announced that the feature would initially be rolled out to testers enrolled in their Workspace Labs program on Android and iOS devices before being released to everyone.
According to a report by 9to5Google, the AI-driven Help Me Write feature has begun to roll out to testers in the Workspace Labs program on Gmail for Android and iOS. Previously, this feature was only available for desktop users as part of Workspace Labs. By utilizing prompts provided by the user, Help Me Write helps compose drafts for emails.
Google has provided instructions on how to use the new AI-enabled Help Me Write feature in Gmail on its support page. Users can access the feature by tapping the compose button on Gmail for iOS and Android and then selecting Help Me Write located at the bottom right corner of the screen. By entering a prompt such as "A thank you letter for my job interview" or "A Job Application," users can generate an email draft that can be edited before sending.
Users also have the option to provide feedback on the generated text or create a new version of the text by tapping "Recreate." Although the Help Me Write feature will be extended to Google Docs, Google has not yet disclosed the exact timeline for its rollout.
In addition to the Help Me Write feature, Google announced AI-powered features for Google Photos at Google I/O 2023. A new tool called Magic Editor was unveiled, which aims to enhance images by adding missing details to partially visible objects and enabling users to move subjects within an image after it has been captured. The Magic Editor for Google Photos is scheduled to launch later in 2023.