Damien Wilde / Android Authority
- Google is rolling out a Gboard feature called “Proofread”.
- This tool can be found in Gboard beta version 13.4.
- When the feature is running, it will process your text and correct spelling and grammar mistakes.
Google has been working on various generative AI tools for a few months now. One of the latest tools is now rolling out to Gboard’s beta users and will help you correct your grammar mistakes.
As discovered by 9to5Google, a “proofread” option appeared in Gboard version 13.4, which is currently in beta. The option reportedly appeared on the outlet’s Pixel Fold where it sits in Gboard’s toolbar as a “Fix it” prompt.
When the feature is activated, the user is greeted with a pop-up explaining how Proofread works. As its name suggests, Proofread processes everything you type, identifying spelling and grammar errors and suggesting fixes. You can also use the “Fix it” button to fix the errors automatically for you.
If you use grammar for writing, all of this may sound familiar. This tool is essentially Google’s version of Grammarly designed for Gboard. It is important to note that the aforementioned pop-up warns that your text is being sent to Google, which allows for processing.
On the surface, it sounds like a more advanced version of the autocorrect Gboard currently offers. It is not known when Google will bring this feature to the general public.
This isn’t actually the first time we’ve seen the Proofread feature. In August, the Gboard v13.3 beta saw mention of the Proofread feature. A “handwriting” mode for writing with generative AI stickers and a stylus was also mentioned.