Have you ever sent an email with good intentions, but the recipient misunderstood or felt offended in some way by what you wrote?
While many of us have become better at getting messages across, there is always room for improvement. Getting guidance on tone can also assist those who speak English as a second language. Grammarly is here to help with the tone detector!
By analyzing your word choice, phrasing, punctuation, and even capitalization, Grammarly’s tone detector can identify how your message is likely to sound to someone reading it so you can make necessary adjustments before you hit send.
Let’s say you’re writing a note to congratulate a friend. You may find that the tone detector identifies your message as sounding excited and joyful. Nothing wrong with that! But when you need to write an article about a controversial subject or remind a co-worker about an incomplete task without sounding aggressive, you may need some help.
A beta version of the tone detector is currently available as part of Grammarly’s browser extension for Chrome, Safari, and Firefox. To give it a try, be sure you have Grammarly installed on your browser, then head to a site where you can start writing, such as Gmail. Make sure to write a few sentences—the tone detector needs at least 120 characters to activate.
Grammarly’s tone detector will save you and your target market time, misunderstandings, and possibly even hurt feelings.