No, Grammarly can’t access anything you type unless you are actively using a Grammarly product offering. If you’re using one of our browser extensions or mobile keyboards, you can see that the product is activated in a text field by looking for a visible Grammarly logo or an icon showing the number of suggestions waiting for you.
Additionally, Grammarly is blocked from accessing anything you type in text fields marked “sensitive,” such as credit card forms or password fields. You can deactivate Grammarly at any time if you don’t want it to check a particular piece of text.
For example, if you deactivate the Grammarly extension on Facebook, Grammarly cannot access anything you type on that website until you reactivate the extension. See how to deactivate Grammarly on one or more websites.
While you’re using Grammarly’s product, Grammarly needs access to your text in order to provide suggestions. We use powerful algorithms based on machine learning to check your writing and identify opportunities for improvement. Without access to your text, there is no way for our product offerings to provide feedback.
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.