Personalization in Gmail: you can activate and deactivate its smart functions

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Gmail is an essential app for millions of people in Spain. This year, the Android application left us with an important change, such as its integration with Google Meet. Google is still working on changes to the email app. Today they have made a new change official in it, which affects its customization.

Gmail users will have the possibility to turn your smart features on and off. By default, they are active, but Google will soon give the possibility to deactivate them if desired, as well as to reactivate them in case we change our mind. No dates or steps have been given yet, but it is already known how this feature will work.

Smart features in Gmail can be disabled

Gmail smart features

This change announced by Google represents an improvement in privacy. Smart features, shared by Gmail, Chat, and Meet, are some functions that use personal data of the users. Therefore, now the user will have the possibility of deactivating these functions in their account, preventing access to said data in this way. Although the problem is that then you will not be able to use them.

For these functions, Google uses information in emails in Gmail, to then add in other applications. Either when you book a flight or a hotel, or the purchase of a product. Then an event is created in the calendar or a reminder in the assistant, for example. The smart functions that can be disabled are:

  • Travel itineraries with information from your emails.
  • Filtering and categorizing emails automatically.
  • Suggested texts in emails (Smart Compose).
  • Reminders in Google Assistant about bills or tickets.
  • Create calendar events using email dates.
  • Reservations shown on Google Maps.
  • Summary cards for purchases, package tracking or travel reservations.

Google has only said that this new setting will arrive in a few weeks for Gmail users. No specific dates have been given, nor has more information been given in this regard, although it seems that it will be a very simple method with which to deactivate or activate these smart functions whenever you want in the email application. In the Google announcement, only the web version of the mail app has been shown, although it is expected that this option will also be made official in the Android app.

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