Do you use Microsoft Word? It will have text prediction soon, but maybe you can’t use it
One of Microsoft’s tools is receiving a very important novelty. Only a unique group of users can test your predictive text, but it’s fine print and you’re not going to like it.
Who has not used Word in their work or during their student years? This tool from Microsoft is going to receive a very indispensable feature. Perhaps you have never fallen into the need for predictive text in Word, but it will soon be a novelty.
Predictive text has been around on Android and Google services for a long time. Now Microsoft is integrating it into two essential tools for our day to day. One is Word and the other is Outlook email service.
Predictive text has been released on the Windows Beta channel running Word version 2020 in build 13301.20004 or higher. Only 50% of users with access to the beta are testing it.
At the moment it only works in English, and the idea is to speed up the writing. With predictive text, the same question always arises, where is the privacy? Because if the system is capable of detecting what we want to say, it is because it reads what we do every time we press a key.
From the Microsoft company they assure that everything you write will not be seen by anyone else. In fact, they comment that text predictions use a machine learning model that makes suggestions based on what is already written in the text.
On the other hand, the content of the texts is not stored, nor viewed by any human being, unless we decide that it is as part of the diagnostic data collection service.
Text prediction, both in Word and Outlook, you must activate them manually, as they will be disabled by default. As we have already told you, predictive text in Word will only appear in the 2020 version.
Only those people who renew their subscription to Microsoft 365 plans will be able to enjoy this benefit. There are also other options like using Microsoft 365 on the web (free and legal), hack Word or use cheap keys that are sold online, but we advise against their use.