How to activate or deactivate the spell checker in WhatsApp

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Not everyone writes well, since not everyone has the same level of education. But… did you know? To avoid misspellings there is something called corrector and it is very easy to activate on WhatsApp.

This is why you have to activate the spell checker for WhatsApp

Maybe you haven’t sat down to think about what are the benefits that the corrector gives you, especially within the applications that you use the most on your mobile. These are some of its advantages:

  1. A person who writes well leaves a good impression: Whether you work on WhatsApp, or because you talk to someone you want to impress, writing well is the best cover letter.
  2. you save time: the spell checker has the “predictive text” tool. This function consists of the mobile detecting the possible word that you want to write by analyzing the first letters that you have written. It allows you to save time when writing, because instead of finishing the whole word, you only have to click on the suggestion if it is correct.

predictive text on whatsapp

What we don’t like about the spell checker

Nothing is perfect, and just as we told you some reasons why you should have the corrector activated, we tell you now reasons why you shouldn’t. It is up to you to assess what is most important to you.

  • Predictive text gets on your nerves and doesn’t give you the desired suggestions.
  • The automatic corrector changes words that you really didn’t want to put.

The good? What activating the corrector does not mean neither having to have predictive text activated nor having to undergo automatic correction. All of that can be turned on and off.

How can you activate or deactivate the spell checker in WhatsApp?

Activate the spell checker in WhatsApp

Either because you value the advantages more than the disadvantages or the other way around, we show you how you can activate or deactivate the spell checker in WhatsApp.

Clarify first that this method is for Android phones with Google’s Gboard keyboard. However, for here we leave you other methods to deactivate the corrector if you use a different keyboard.

  1. You must enter a whatsapp chat.
  2. Unfold the keyboard as if you were to compose a message.
  3. Click on the nut of “Cconfiguration”.
  4. Enter to “spell check”.
  5. In the “Corrections” section you must mark the option «automatic correction» if you want to enable it, or uncheck it if you want to disable it.

In this same section you can modify all that we had mentioned. You have the option of uncheck “Autocorrect” (so you can choose whether or not to correct the words and they don’t change by themselves) and you can also disable predictive text in the “Suggest next word” option.

With that, you can decide if it is better for you to have the corrector activated or deactivated in WhatsApp, but tell us…Do you prefer to turn that function on or off? Do you have a good spelling without the need for a dictionary?

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