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How to Enable Google Chrome Spell Check for Anything You Type Online

It is important to make sure you entered the correct spelling whether you are tweeting something interesting or drafting a mail to your boss. You must have noticed the autocorrect and word suggestions while editing word documents. Similarly, you can get spell check on the Google Chrome browser for anything you type online on any website.

Let us see how to enable Google Chrome spell check on your computer for anything you type in the future.

Enable Spell Check on Chrome

Google Chrome by default has a spell check option enabled, which will highlight the misspelled words. You can find and correct those words easily. If you never noticed such a spell checking before, look out for red underlines on misspelled words next time you draft a mail in Gmail. If it is not working on the Chrome browser on your computer, here is how to enable spell check on Google Chrome.

Open the Google Chrome browser on your computer and go to the settings from the menu. For that, either click on the three-dots menu option at the upper-right corner and choose Settings or go to chrome://settings in the new tab.

Click on “Advanced” from the left edge of the screen. Choose “Languages” below that to see the spell check settings for your Chrome browser.

Languages Settings in Google Chrome Browser

Make sure the “Spell Check” is enabled from the same screen. The Basic spell check is selected by default. If you want to check spell for everything you type and give you updated suggestions, choose the “Enhanced Spell Check” option there.

Enable Google Chrome Spell Check

Below is where you need to select your typing language to check the spellings for. You can choose either from US English or UK English.

Choose Correct Spelling from Chrome Spell Checker

Once the spell check is enabled on the Chrome browser, you will start to see the wavy red lines under misspelled words while typing on any website. To correct those spellings, simply right-click the word and choose the correct one from the right-click menu itself.

Add Custom Words to Chrome Dictionary

The spell check in Google Chrome works based on a preset dictionary. It checks whatever you type against the dictionary and makes sure the words are spelled correctly. However, some terms say, brand names or product names may be detected by this and ask you “correct” the spelling.

To avoid such cases, you can add those custom words to Google Chrome so that it won’t ask you to correct the spelling next time. There are two ways to add them and here are they.

Add Custom Words to Chrome Dictionary

You can directly insert the list of words you want to exclude from the spell check in Google Chrome. For this, you just need to head to the Chrome Settings and do as follows.

Click on Advanced and go to the Languages option from the Chrome Settings.

Languages Settings in Google Chrome Browser

Select the “Customize spell check” option on the screen.

Customize Spell Check in Google Chrome

From the next screen, you can see all the custom words you added to the dictionary so far. There is an option to add more custom words to the Chrome spell check dictionary as well.

Add a Word to Chrome Dictionary While Typing

When you type, some words you entered correctly may be shown as misspelled. You can add those words to the Chrome spell check dictionary instantly.

Add Word to Dictionary in Google Chrome

For that, when you see a word with a redline on Chrome while typing, right-click the word and choose the “Add to dictionary” option. That’s it and the word is now excluded from the spell check on your Chrome browser.

Use Spell Check Extensions on Chrome

Google Chrome spell check has its own limitations and does not autocorrect itself. If you are looking to autocorrect your writings, spell check, and grammar check, there are quite a lot of tools that allow you to do that.

Grammarly is a popular spell check and grammar check tool available to install in Chrome browser. There are, in fact, many other grammar & spell check tools available online in case you need them.

Enable Windows Spell Check and Autocorrect

If you are on Windows PC, the inbuilt spell checking and autocorrect features might work for you. You can enable the typing suggestions and autocorrect from the Windows Settings. If you are on Windows 10 or 11, things are easy.

You simply need to head to the Windows Settings > Time & Language > Typing and enable the autocorrect and text suggestion options. Check out our guide to know how to enable auto spell check in Windows 11.

FAQ: Chrome Spell Check

Can you install a spell checker on the Chrome browser?

You can install spell checker tools like Grammarly on your Google Chrome browser in your PC from the Chrome Web Store.

Can you add language to the chrome spell checker?

Google Chrome currently supports only US English and UK English for spell checking.

Google Chrome spell check option helps you check for misspelled words when you type something on any website you visit. There are also third-party apps that allow you to do the same but in a better way.

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