How does the Grammarly tone detector work?

If you use the Grammarly extension for Chrome in Gmail, you may have seen a small emoji next to the Grammarly logo in your emails. This is the Grammarly tone detector, a feature that our team is currently testing in the Grammarly extension for Chrome. This feature can help you:

  1. Detect the emotions you are potentially trying to convey to your reader in your email. This is called emotional tone, and you can learn more about it here.
  2. Detect how formal or informal your email may seem to your reader. This is called formality, and you can learn more about it here.
  3. Detect other types of tones in your email.
  4. Give Grammarly feedback on whether the tones detected match your expectations.

This feature is currently being tested as part of the ongoing testing that Grammarly runs to improve our products. It is only available to a limited number of test users in Gmail using the Grammarly extension for Google Chrome. As one of Grammarly's features, the Grammarly Tone Detector still adheres to the privacy practices outlined here, and it falls under the same Privacy Policy.

If you have feedback about the Grammarly tone detector, please submit a support request

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