How to enable spell check in WhatsApp

Die spell check is a very useful tool that will help you write better when talking to your contacts on WhatsApp. If it is not activated by default on your mobile device, in this article we will explain how you can activate it and use it properly.

Before we start the explanations, it is important to clarify that WhatsApp does not include a spell checker in its official application. In fact, it uses the keyboard spell checker you set as the default. In our case, we use Gboard, Google’s keyboard that comes pre-installed on most Android devices.

For this reason it is time to explain to you how to use the corrector in android and can also activate it in WhatsApp. First, tap the text box below to bring up the keyboard. Then tap the gear icon to access Settings.

Open WhatsApp's keyboard settingsOpen WhatsApp’s keyboard settings

Find the option in the list Text correction and tap them.

Text correction settingsText correction settings

Scroll down to the section Spelling (spelling, orthography) and enable the option Spell check (spell check). The keyboard highlights words that contain misspelled words. This makes it easier for you to correct them.

Enable spell check in WhatsAppEnable spell check in WhatsApp

If you want the spell checker to work automatically, enable the option Auto-correction.

Enable automatic spelling correctionEnable automatic spelling correction

If you only enable the spell check option, misspelled words will be underlined in red. Then tap it to see the spell checker’s suggested corrections.

Spelling mistakes discoveredSpelling mistakes discovered

On the other hand, if you turn on autocorrect, misspelled words will be corrected automatically. Remember to review your messages before sending them. Although the automatic spell checker usually works well, it is sometimes possible for it to malfunction and make inappropriate changes.

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