How to Use the ChatGPT Writer Extension (Complete Guide)

Written by Tanja Lepcheska AI for Business & Education

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Writing has never been easier than now, would you agree?!

Speaking of writing, it is the ChatGPT Writer extension, which you should know about.


Because this extension revolutionizes the way we write and compose our emails and messages.

If you are interested in harnessing this extension tool's power, keep reading this article to find out how to use it to your benefit.

Also, check out: How to use ChatGPT for research and writing papers

What is the ChatGPT Writer extension?

ChatGPT Writer is a Chrome extension that allows users to create complete emails and messages using advanced AI. Leveraging powerful artificial intelligence technology offers an improved user experience and surpasses other available tools to generate high-quality responses.

Its integration with Gmail further enhances its functionality, allowing users to compose emails and messages swiftly and efficiently.

➕ Bonus read: 8 writing assistant tools for generating social media posts

How to install the ChatGPT Writer extension

  1. Open your Google Chrome browser.
  2. Type in ChatGPT Writer and click on it.
  3. Click ‘Add to Chrome.’

Click on 'Add to Chrome'.

  1. Click ‘Add extension.’

Click on 'Add extension'

And that is it. Once you click on that, you will be automatically redirected to a new window informing you that the ChatGPT Writer extension has been installed.

ChatGPT Writer extension installed

How to use the ChatGPT Writer extension (4 ways)

Just like you are using ChatGPT, to use the ChatGPT Writer extension, you need to start by entering your command in the ChatGT Writer command input field to be able to generate the response.

Your command can be a prompt like these, for example;

“Write an email about open job positions in content writing,” or

“Write an email about negotiating salary with the company's CEO.

Quick Note: You can write command prompts in any language you like.

There are four ways to start the ChatGPT Writer working for you.

By selecting text to open the ChatGPT Writer

You can initiate the ChatGPT Writer extension by selecting text from any website to launch it.

Once you select the text, it will be added to the Command context, and then you can write a command prompt so it generates a response.

ChatGPT writer extension by selecting text

From your Gmail reply toolbar

  1. Navigate to your Gmail account.
  2. Next to Send, click the ChatGPT Writer logo in the Gmail reply toolbar.
  3. You will see that the previous email will be included in the Command context, enabling you to input the command so it generates a reply as needed.

ChatGPT writer extension via gmail

Via the keyboard shortcut

  1. On your Chrome browser, click the extension icon (upper right corner).

Click the extension icon in the Chrome browser

  1. Click on ‘Manage Extensions.’

Click 'Manage extensions'

  1. Click on the hamburger menu (upper left corner).

Click the hamburger icon

  1. Click on ‘Keyboard shortcuts.’

Click 'Keyboard shortcuts'

  1. To activate the extension, click on the pencil icon to type in a shortcut and launch ChatGPT Writer.

Click on the pencil icon to type in a shortcut

From the ChatGPT extension icon

All you need to do is click on the ChatGPT Writer extension icon, which is located in your browser’s extension toolbar.

In addition to this, you can also check the quick video to see how the ChatGPT writer can generate a whole email draft as a response.

Also, check out: ChatGPT prompts for writing: elevate your writing to the next level.

Use cases of the ChatGPT Writer extension

When using the ChatGPT Writer extension, you can add prompt commands for whatever you like; however, here are some popular ways:

  • For generating a reply to an email or message

✔️ Ex. No.1 “Write a reply that I am very happy they’ve contacted me and that I am interested in this job opportunity. Ask about compensation and options to work remotely.”

✔️ Ex. No.2 “Write a reply to this email about salary negotiation. Be polite but confident to sound like someone who knows their worth.”

Quick Note: When adding the command prompt, you can also mention that you want to tone to be professional, casual, and friendly; also, say the length of the reply you want to be generated or even prompt it to change response language, for example, Generate reply in the French language".

  • For rephrasing and summarizing text

✔️Ex No.1. “Rephrase this text in a professional tone and make it longer.”
✔️Ex No.2. “Summarize this text into one paragraph of 3 sentences. Use simple words”.

  • For fixing grammar and spelling mistakes

Command prompt: “Fix all grammar and spelling mistakes.”

For asking questions and more

✔️ Ex No.1 Explain metaverse science like I am five years old.”
✔️ Ex No.2 Write a 400-word essay on the impact of AI on our planet’s ecosystems”.

💫 Explore how to use ChatGPT to write essays.


As you can see, the possibilities when using the ChatGPT Writer extension are endless.

Hopefully, this article was comprehensive in explaining how to install the ChatGPT Writer extension and how to use it. As you can see from the examples above, using it has many benefits, and you should not wait any longer but try it yourself.

Your colleagues and friends would be surprised at how well-structured your responses have become.


What emails are supported by ChatGPT?

ChaGPT supports email service providers like Gmail, Yahoo, and Outlook.