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Within a few months, Grammarly started expanding its skills beyond its core grammar and spellchecking tools by adding features like a giving more detailed clarity score.

For example, Today, they are expending their time on this work by launching the first beta of its new tone detector that makes sure your email or document sounds just like you want it to.

You may want to sound friendly and approachable, for example, but not too informal.

The new tone detector relies on both some set rules and a machine learning algorithm that looks for the signals in a text that contribute to its tone the company said.

generally, this looks to be a pretty useful feature, especially if you tend to struggle with setting the tone of your emails just right. 

we definitely know some people who are great in but whose every email reads like they are accusing me of poisoning their dog.

In total, the new feature can detect 40 different tones, covering a range of emotions from “appreciative” to “confident,” “formal,” “informal,” “thoughtful,” “loving” and “sad.”

The feature will kick in once you write more than 120 characters.


The beta version of the tone detector is now available in Grammarly’s browser extension for Chrome, with Safari and Firefox support coming soon.

Right now, this only works for all major email services like Gmail and Yahoo, though. Support for all text fields will roll out soon.

Grammarly goes beyond grammar
Grammarly goes beyond grammar

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