Google has added an experimental generative AI feature to its browser with the release of Chrome M122. The new AI tool is called “Help me write,” because it can literally help you write more descriptive sentences or even whole paragraphs from a short prompt. Google says the tool uses its Gemini models to understand the context of the web page you’re on, so that can generate relevant suggestions If you’re on a review page, for example, it can give you a suggestion that reads like a review instead of sales copy.

A screenshot of Google's new AI tool for Chrome called


In one of Google’s examples, the tool was able to spoof a decent description of what the person was selling with a prompt that simply read: “moving to a smaller location that sells a $50 deep fryer.” The tool suggested a complete paragraph that was able to better convey the message to the user. “I’m moving to a smaller place and there won’t be room for my air fryer. It is in good condition and works great. Selling it for $50. Please contact me if you are interested,” the offer read.

In another example, the user asked the tool to write a return request for a defective bicycle helmet and report that the product had a crack that was not mentioned in the product’s warranty. As you can see in Google’s examples, you can change the length and tone of the suggestion if the first thing the writing help suggests isn’t good enough to serve your needs. Once you’re done, you can click the Replace button to replace your prompt with the suggested entry.

A screenshot showing an example of how Chrome's new Help me Write AI tool works.A screenshot showing an example of how Chrome's new Help me Write AI tool works.


To enable the experimental tool, you need to go to Settings in Chrome’s three-dot dropdown menu. There you can find the Experimental AI page where you can enable “Help me write”. To use the feature, simply highlight the text you want to rewrite and then right-click on it to bring up the “Help me type” box. Note that it is currently only available for Chrome browsers on Mac and Windows computers in the US. It can also understand prompts and write suggestions only in English.

Google first announced the arrival of the typing tool in January when it revealed it would begin integrating AI features into its Chrome browser. In addition to Help Me Write, Google said it’s also giving the browser an AI-powered tab organizer and the ability to generate custom themes.