Is Grammarly a keylogger?

Grammarly does not record every keystroke you make on your device. Grammarly accesses only the text you write when you are actively using a Grammarly product offering: The product checks this text and provides writing suggestions. Additionally, Grammarly’s product is blocked from accessing text in fields marked “sensitive.” This means that Grammarly’s browser extensions and mobile keyboards do not see anything typed in credit card forms, password fields, URL fields, email address fields, or fields where similar private information is provided. 

We additionally restrict our product from processing text in all single-line input fields, which are more likely to contain sensitive information like names or phone numbers. We also block the product from running where you can’t edit text (known as “read-only” fields), such as the instructions to a web form.

A keylogger is a program that records every keystroke you make, in any program, on a particular device. Cyberthieves sometimes use keyloggers to steal personal information, such as passwords.

You can find instructions for deactivating any Grammarly product offering in the Tips & Tutorials section of our Support portal.

We value the trust our customers put in us to keep their information safe and secure. Read Grammarly’s User Trust Guidelines to learn about our user-first approach to privacy and security. Learn more about Grammarly security operations, policies, practices, and attestations on this page.

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