How does Grammarly's browser extension work?

Grammarly offers a browser extension for Chrome, Safari, Firefox, and Microsoft Edge. If you haven’t installed Grammarly’s browser extension yet, please follow the steps in this article

Once you install the extension, you should see the green G icon in the top bar of your browser: 

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Once Grammarly is installed, you’ll begin to see writing suggestions as you type on different websites.

You’ll see suggestions related to spelling, grammar, and other types of writing issues.

Checking text

Once installed, Grammarly’s icon will appear in the lower right corner of your text fields. 

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Note: Grammarly does not initialize in text areas smaller than 38px in height. 

When you start typing, Grammarly will automatically check your text and offer suggestions by underlining the word. To accept a suggestion, hover over the underlined text and click on the suggestion that appears: 

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If Grammarly flags an unfamiliar word and you’re sure it’s spelled correctly, you can either ignore the suggestion or add the word to your personal dictionary.

You can also open a larger editing window by clicking the G button in the lower right corner of your text field. Here you can easily review all of Grammarly’s suggestions and make changes. When you close the editing window, all your changes will be reflected in the text box.

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Definitions and Synonyms

Grammarly’s browser extension also includes various features to help you improve your writing. 

If you’d like to view a definition of a word on any website, double click it: 

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When writing, you can find synonyms by double-clicking a word you wrote: 

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Managing settings

You can adjust your preferences by clicking the G icon in your browser’s toolbar: 

Chrome
Safari
Firefox
Edge

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Here you can: 

  • Disable Grammarly’s browser extension for a particular website
  • Enable or disable the Definitions and Synonyms feature 
  • Enable or disable the Autocorrect feature
  • Change your language preference 
  • Create a new document or access your dashboard in the online Grammarly Editor

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Here you can: 

  • Disable Grammarly’s browser extension for a particular website
  • Enable or disable the Definitions and Synonyms feature 
  • Change your language preference 
  • Create a new document or access your dashboard in the online Grammarly Editor

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Here you can:

  • Disable Grammarly’s browser extension for a particular website
  • Enable or disable the Definitions and Synonyms feature 
  • Change your language preference 
  • Create a new document or access your dashboard in the online Grammarly Editor

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Here you can:

  • Disable Grammarly’s browser extension for a particular website
  • Enable or disable the Definitions and Synonyms feature 
  • Change your language preference 
  • Create a new document or access your dashboard in the online Grammarly Editor
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