Most smartphone keyboards these days have an auto-correct feature. Some also have predictive text, offering suggestions for the next word or words you may be likely to type. But soon the Samsung Keyboard app will go further with grammar, punctuation, and other suggestions.

Grammarly has announced a partnership with Samsung to bring the company’s writing prediction software to the default keyboard app for the Samsung Galaxy S21 and other phones.

In a nutshell, Grammarly positions itself as a tool that does what a spellchecker does… but for grammar, punctuation, vocabulary, and even how concise your written text is. The company offers desktop apps, browser extensions, and add-ins for Microsoft and Outlook as well as a Grammarly Keyboard app for iOS or Android.

So you could already use the software on a mobile device, but starting in November, folks with a Galaxy S21 will have Grammarly baked into their default keyboard app with no need to install a third-party solution.

Grammarly says the software will roll out to other devices running Samsung’s OneUI 4.0 software “in the coming months.”

While the basic Grammarly service is free to use, it only covers spelling, grammar, and punctuation. If you want tips on vocabulary, tone, and other advanced features you’ll need a Grammarly Premium subscription. Prices normally start at $12 per month (if you pay for a full year at a time), but Samsung users will get a 90-day free trial.

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4 replies on “Grammarly is bringing writing suggestions to Samsung Keyboard app”

  1. It is almost impossible to use YouTube these days because of the number of Grammarly ads. Now when a Grammarly ad pops-up on YouTube, I immediately close the browser tab. There’s no thought involved, it happens automatically like pulling my hand back if i touch something hot. I have also vowed to NEVER use Grammarly – EVER. So Grammarly, if your goal is to harm yourself through annoying ads, it’s working perfectly. Keep it up.

    1. I wish there was a “👍” button for this comment. I hate Grammarly ads with all my soul.

    2. I’ve never seen a grammarly ad because I block ads on youtube, but if that’s how ubiquitous it is, I would bet on them being a massive data-mining operation. Possibly a social engineering operation, even.
      In other words, I’d say if you use Samsung keyboard, you’re probably getting keylogged, from now on.

      1. These guys aren’t even exaggerating.
        I can’t block all ads on all devices, but every day I go without seeing one of their stupid ads is a good day.

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