Google Chrome to get smarter spellcheckerDon’t you hate it when you send email messages or when you blog and you get typos or wrongly spelled words? The good news is that Google Chrome will be getting an upgrade with a smart spellchecker that should hopefully solve some of your misspelt woes!

Similarly to Firefox, Chrome does not really feature a smart spellchecker, but instead it relies on a dictionary that suggests a list of words for you to pick from. Sometimes that can be a bad thing especially if you really do not know how that particular word is spelt. If you use Google for your searches, you’ll realize that often a misspelled word will result in Google displaying a “Did you mean…” message along with the correct spelling of whatever it is you were searching for.

Apparently this feature was not originally included into Chrome due to some concerns regarding privacy, but now it looks like that Google’s Chrome team has had a change of heart and will be incorporating the “Did you mean” feature into Chrome’s spelling suggestions.

Unlike a typical spellchecker, this one requires you to be connected to the internet and could mean that suggestions may not be displayed immediately, but given that it’s a more powerful tool compared to the current spellcheck system, what’s an extra second or two of waiting, right?

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