How to turn off smart replies in the new Gmail. Google has added the new “Smart Reply” feature to its Gmail service on Android and iOS, and it works by scanning emails as you receive them, then suggesting pre-formulated replies that might be helpful.
For example, if you get an invitation to a birthday party, the autoresponder might be something like “I'll be there”, “Sorry, I can't do it” or “Thank you, I'll give you an answer soon. "
If you are living under a constant barrage of emails, the availability of automatic replies is probably helpful. However, if you're not comfortable with Google scanning words from every single email you receive, you may prefer to turn the feature off.
How to turn off smart replies in Gmail
Follow the steps below to turn off Smart Replies in Gmail:
- Open the Gmail app.
- Click on the three horizontal lines in the upper right corner of the screen.
- touches on Settings .
- Select the email account for which you want to turn off smart replies.
- Scroll down to General> Smart Response .
- Uncheck the box next to Show suggested answers when available .
- Repeat the above steps for each email account you have.
Remember, if the only reason you've turned off automatic replies is to completely block Google snooping in your inbox, it won't work.
Google is already checking your inbox for spam, phishing attacks, and viruses, although it goes without saying that these scans probably don't read your emails verbatim in the same way that the intelligent response algorithm would.