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Help me write AI feature now available on your Samsung phone’s Gmail app

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Gmail is a Google app that lets you send and receive emails. Now, Gmail has a new feature that can help you write better emails using artificial intelligence. The feature is called “Help me write” and it is now available on your Samsung phone’s Gmail app if you are part of the Workspace Labs program.

The Help me write feature of Gmail works by giving you a suggestion for your email based on what you type. You can tap the “Help me write” tab located at the bottom right corner and get a text that you can use in your email by clicking on Create button.

You can also change your text by tapping the Refine, which gives you different options to change your text, such as Formalize, Elaborate, Shorten, I’m feeling lucky, and Write a draft.

Help me write is one of the ways that Google uses AI to make its apps better. The feature wants to help you communicate more easily and quickly with your contacts. At the moment, you can use it on your Android or iOS phone if you are part of the Workspace Labs program.

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Last month, Google showed this feature at I/O 2023, and now 9to5Google mentions that more people can use it on their iOS and Android devices including Samsung. But the feature is not yet available on the Google Docs app on your phone.

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Samsung boosts Gallery Widget performance with bug fixes

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Samsung is releasing a fresh update for its Gallery Widget app, bringing it up to version 5.1.02.0. This update mainly enhances the overall user experience by fixing bugs.

The latest update addresses known issues reported by users to ensure smoother functionality of the Gallery Widget. These bug fixes are expected to resolve common problems that may have previously caused the app’s performance. However, there’s no new feature or change noted.

The Gallery Widget app is an amazing tool as it offers easy access to photos and videos directly from the home screen. The new update makes it more reliable and stable.

The update is available on the Galaxy Store with a package size of 4.29MB. You can easily install the update, need to open the Galaxy Store app >> Menu option >> Updates. For those with automatic updates enabled, the process will happen seamlessly in the background.

Aside from this, some Galaxy users recently reported a playback issue with video editing using the Gallery app after installing the One UI 6.1 update on their devices. It’s causing inconvenience for Galaxy users and disrupting the usability of edited videos on their devices.

This issue specifically occurred when videos shot with the ‘Auto FPS’ feature enabled in the Camera app may stutter or cut out during playback after editing. To resolve this problem, Samsung recommends disabling the ‘Auto FPS’ feature in your Camera settings.

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Samsung is preparing to release the One UI 7 Beta update for Galaxy devices in late July or early August 2024. Meanwhile, a tipster recently shared an alleged One UI 7 Gallery icon that looks too ugly.

As per the shared image, the Gallery icon features a solid White background with six leaves of different colors. It’s a complete revamp from the current design that has a solid purplish-red color with White leaves.

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WhatsApp developing secure file-sharing feature for Android, iOS

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You will soon be able to securely share files across Android and iOS devices using WhatsApp. The latest WhatsApp Beta for iOS brings evidence of signaling the addition of file-sharing capability.

WABetaInfo reports that WhatsApp is crafting an offline file-sharing tool for Android and iOS. The feature is slated to allow users to share encrypted files with others nearby by scanning the QR Code.

Notably, the existence of this feature was first spotted for the Android app in April this year. The inclusion of this tool in the iOS app indicates that WhatsApp has progressed in development.

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WhatsApp for iOS could require the recipient to scan a QR code to trigger the file transfer. The previous finding for the Android app revealed that file sharing would be possible with any nearby WhatsApp user.

While WhatsApp for Android appeared months ago, the iOS-inspired sharing method might be deployed across platforms. The QR scanning functionality is comparatively more secure and the option to share with any nearby device.

Android phones have Quick Share and iOS-powered iPhones have AirDrop. WhatsApp explored beyond as part of simplifying the file-sharing experience across platforms. The approach would significantly uplevel the overall user experience.

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WhatsApp introduces background gradient filter for status updates

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WhatsApp is releasing a new beta update for Android users with version 2.24.16.2. With the new beta, WhatsApp is introducing a cool new feature for its status updates, a background gradient filter. This new feature makes photos and videos look smoother and more polished.

The Background Gradient filter feature of WhatsApp automatically works when your photos or videos don’t cover the entire screen. It adjusts the background to blend colors from the media to create an appealing status update presentation.

Users can easily try out this feature by sharing a 1:1 photo format on their status updates. If they see a gradient around the edges of the photo, it means the feature is activated for their account.

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Through this new filter, WhatsApp just aims to fix the issue of photos or videos not filling the whole screen, which can make updates look uncompleted.

The latest update beta version 2.24.16.2 is available through the Google Play Beta Program for Android users. This update is gradually rolling out to beta testers, so it may take hours or days to reach more users.

In addition to this visual improvement, WhatsApp is also making the status updates screen simpler and easier to use. With the beta version 2.24.15.11, Whatsapp revamped the menu so it now focuses on important things like muting or reporting updates and checking contact information. You can also close the status with a handy button.

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