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Using the tone detector in the Grammarly browser extension

The beta version of Grammarly’s tone detector is available in Grammarly for Google Chrome, Safari, Firefox, and Edge. 

​​Note: The tone detector is also available in Grammarly for Windows and Mac, the Grammarly Keyboard for iOS and Android, as well as Grammarly for Microsoft Office in Outlook (for Windows users).

To check the tone of your writing in your browser, please follow these steps:

  • Double-check that you have Grammarly’s browser extension installed. 
  • Open any website where you can write text, such as Gmail.
  • Write a few sentences—the tone detector needs at least 150 characters to activate.
  • Click the emoji that appears in the lower-right corner of your screen to check your tone.

You can also access Grammarly’s tone detector directly in the sidebar. To open the sidebar, click the Grammarly button in the lower-right corner of the text field and then click the emoji shown in the upper-left corner of the card: 


As one of Grammarly's features, Grammarly’s tone detector adheres to the privacy practices outlined in the Privacy & Security section here, and it falls under Grammarly’s Privacy Policy.

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