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How to enable the Gmail spell checker

Max. D Gray
By Max. D Gray. Updated: January 20, 2017
How to enable the Gmail spell checker

When you have a written conversation it is very important to follow the rules of spelling as this will give a good image of you and will also be a sign of respect for the person with whom you are communicating. This is especially relevant when you send an e-mail for professional or business reasons. We already discovered how to turn on the spell check on Outlook, so today at we explain how to activate the Gmail spell checker.

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Steps to follow:


The truth is that the function to check the spelling of the text in the Google e-mail system is somewhat hidden, so it is not uncommon to not find it at first glance.


Gmail designers decided to include this functionality by the trash icon at the bottom of the message, an icon which lets you delete the email that you were writing, i.e. discard the draft, which is what they call it.


In the picture accompanying this text you can see specifically how to enable the Gmail spell checker. You have to click on the triangle next to the trash can icon and in the window that appears you choose to 'check spelling'.

How to enable the Gmail spell checker - Step 3

Then, you will see that as you type some words will appear marked in yellow; these words are those that the Gmail spell checker believes to contain errors. Pressing on the term in question, the system will suggest alternate words that are spelled correctly.


If you do not see the option to correct spelling, it may be because you have activated the basic HTML view of Gmail. To remove this and start the spell checker you must go to the top or bottom of the screen and click on the line that reads standard Gmail view.

How to enable the Gmail spell checker - Step 5

Now, you should have the option to activate the Gmail corrector as we have explained through this article. Do not forget, writing while respecting proper spelling and grammer is essential when communicating, especially on a professional level, to put forth the best image of yourself.

For more functions of Gmail, find out how to block emails in Gmail.

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