Microsoft said it will bring AI-enabled predictive text to Word users next month. Similar to Google Docs' Smart Compose, the feature will use machine learning to autogenerate text while writing.
- After introducing the feature to half of Windows Beta Channels in 2020, Microsoft plans to offer it to all Word users sometime in March, according to its Microsoft 365 roadmap.
- The text predictions will appear greyed-out; users can hit the Tab key or type over the suggestion to accept it or use the escape key to reject it.
- The company says the feature reduces grammar and spelling errors and can automatically learn over time what suggestions to recommend, based on an individual user's writing style.
- Earlier this year, Microsoft added the same Gmail-like text predictions in Outlook for Windows. The autocomplete feature has been on Outlook.com since May.