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Tech Giant Google Expanding ‘Smart Compose’ Email Feature to More Devices

The feature began as an experiment on the desktop and was later added to G-Suite accounts

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The Google logo is seen at a start-up campus in Paris, France, Feb. 15, 2018. VOA
Google is expanding to more devices its “Smart Compose” email feature that allows Gmail to predict suggestion to draft mails based on user writing patterns and commonly used phrases, according to reports.
“‘Smart Compose’ is now live on both Pixel 2XL, OnePlus 6T, Pixel 2 and Galaxy S9+ devices. You’ll get a pop-up explaining what the feature is when you start typing any email. Simply swipe on the text to accept the suggestion,” Android Police reported on Thursday.
During its October 2018 Pixel event, Google rolled out the feature exclusively to the “Pixel 3” devices.
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The Google name is displayed outside the company’s office in London, Britain. VOA
The feature comes auto-enabled but users could choose to turn it off according to their convenience.
“Our devices are running version 9.2.3 of Gmail. So if you don’t see the option yet, make sure you’re on that version, and close then reopen the app. That should trigger it to show up,” the report added.
Google, however, has not announced the availability of “Smart Compose” feature on other devices as of now.
The feature began as an experiment on the desktop and was later added to G-Suite accounts. (IANS)

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Google Now Lets Users Order Food via Search, Maps, Assistant

Users can ask Google Assistant to repeat a previous order as well

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FILE - A woman walks past the logo for Google at the China International Import Expo in Shanghai, Nov. 5, 2018. VOA

Saving people the trouble of having to download an additional app, Google is now letting users order food directly via Search, Maps, or Assistant using its partnerships with delivery companies.

Google has added a new “Order Online” button on Search and Maps which would appear when users would search for a supported restaurant, The Verge reported on Thursday.

Users can pick between pickup and delivery and select which service they want to order their food through.

If the restaurant supports it, the ordering selections would be made entirely through Google’s interface and Google Pay.

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Delivery man Ujjwal Singhal working with the food delivery app Swiggy carries an order to a customer in New Delhi, India, Feb. 6, 2019. (Representational image). VOA

Users can ask Google Assistant to repeat a previous order as well.

However, it remains unclear whether or not the feature would work on Google Assistant-enabled smart speakers or smart displays.

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The new functionality supports five different delivery services at launch – DoorDash, Postmates, Delivery.com, Slice, and ChowNow – and Google plans to add support for Zuppler and others in the future, the report added.

Recently, the search-engine giant revamped the Search interface for mobile with a new design that would help mobile users better understand which information is coming from where and what are they looking for. (IANS)