Notion, the popular notetaking app, has introduced Notion AI to help users generate content with AI capabilities.
You can, for example, simply instruct it to write a blog post on a certain topic, and Notion AI will generate a full working draft for you to edit further and polish to make it ready for your blog.
Notion AI isn’t simply limited to generating content with AI. You can also use Notion AI features to improve your existing content with its spelling and grammar features and translate your content into multiple languages from within your Notion page.
The features are currently in private alpha, and you can join the waitlist here to gain access to Notion AI.
Let’s look into what you can create with Notion AI and all the AI features available to improve your content in this complete guide.
What can you write with Notion AI?
Notion AI allows you to create all types of content on any Notion page. It is suitable for all kinds of writing, whether you are doing any creative work, such as writing blog posts or repetitive work, such as writing job descriptions.
Here are some of the most important types of content Notion AI is optimised for;
- Find Action Items
- Blog Posts
- Pros and Cons Lists
- Social Media Posts
- Creative Stories
- Meeting Agendas
- Press Releases
- Job Descriptions
- Sales Emails
- Recruiting Emails
Let’s look into some of the AI content blocks with sample outputs generated by Notion AI.
Writing Blog Posts with Notion AI
Creating blog posts is one of the main highlights of using Notion AI. You can create your first draft using Notion AI by simply entering the title of your blog post.
Step 1: To start creating a blog post, pull up the AI Assist Feature and select Blog post from the list.
It’s the same as trying to insert any other Notion block. You can use / on your keyboard or CMD + J shortcut on your Mac to pull up the AI Assist feature.
Step 2: Now, you will be asked about what you want the blog post to be about. You can enter any topic or blog title that you want it to write about.
You can create blog posts or web guides and docs about anything that you want to write about, and Notion AI isn’t just limited to the content you have in your Notion Workspaces.
Sample Output: Here’s what Notion AI came up with when asked to write “Write a detailed blog post about using Notion and its best features”
If you don’t like the output, you can click on “Try again” and ask Notion to generate another output. You can see the second output for the same blog post topic above when asked to ‘Try again’.
Similar to the blog post, you can select the block for other kinds of content and ask Notion AI to generate the content for you.
Let’s look at some more content blocks that you can work towards using Notion AI.
Social media posts
Creating social media posts is probably the most worthy use case of Notion AI.
Writing tweets and Facebook posts, and other social media content in a creative way with AI trained with similar high-performing content can do wonders for boosting your engagement on social media pages.
See the sample output below when asked to create a social media post about “tips and tricks about using Notion“
Notion AI allows you to generate multiple options on any topic, and you can select the best one suitable for your audience and social media pages.
You can then Keep or Try again to generate new outputs by changing the command.
If you are in sales, then you can use Notion AI to help you quickly write your sales emails.
You can create various email templates for different types of products and services that you offer and use Notion AI to fill in the blanks.
Here’s the sample output from Notion AI when asked to generate an “email for head of operations about using Notion in their organisation”
This will help you save a lot of time as all you need to do is enter the product details, and your recipient’s name and Notion AI will do the rest.
Writing similar emails can often be repetitive and boring, but with the help of Notion AI, you can write emails in a fraction of the time.
If you are writing emails for outreach purposes or for your job, then you can use Notion AI to generate a full email draft quickly.
You can also use the spell check and grammar features to improve your email writing skills.
Writing job descriptions is another repetitive task that can be easily automated with the help of Notion AI.
You can simply enter the job title and some basic information about the job role, and Notion AI will generate a full job description for you.
This is especially useful if you are running a recruitment agency or a job board, as you can quickly generate job descriptions for different types of jobs.
If you are in PR or want to write an announcement of your new product or service, you can use Notion AI to help you write your press releases.
You can enter the basic information about your new product, and Notion AI will generate a full draft for you that you can further edit and make the statement ready to publish.
You don’t have to be an expert in PR anymore to generate Press releases with Notion AI.
If you often have to organise meetings, then you can use Notion AI to help you write the agendas for your meeting.
You can simply enter the topic of the meeting and who is attending the meeting, and Notion AI will generate a full agenda for you in a required format with all the important points that need to be discussed in the meeting.
This is especially useful if you are in a management position, as it will help you save a lot of time in preparing for your meetings.
Notion AI can also tackle writing creative tasks such as poems. You can enter the topic of the poem and a few lines about what you want to write about, and Notion AI will generate a full poem for you.
You can also select the style of the poem that you want to generate, such as Haiku, Limerick, Sonnet, Blank Verse, etc.
Pros and cons lists
Writing a review about any product and want to generate a pros and cons list? No problem, Notion AI has got you covered.
You can simply enter the topic of the review, and Notion AI will generate a full pros and cons list for you that you can further edit and add your own comments.
Here’s what Notion AI generated when asked to create a pros and cons list about “using Notion for note taking“
This is especially useful if you are writing product reviews or want to quickly generate a list of pros and cons for any topic.
Writing something long? Creating an outline with Notion AI can help you plan and structure your writing in a much better way.
This is especially useful for students who are writing essays or research papers.
You can enter the topic of your essay, and Notion AI will generate a full outline for you with all the important points that need to be included in your essay.
This will help you save a lot of time in planning and writing your essay, as all you need to do is fill in the blanks.
Other Content Blocks?
Notion AI will probably introduce more and more content blocks as they move beyond the alpha stages based on their users’ feedback.
To sum up, Notion AI is a powerful tool that can help you generate all types of content with the help of AI capabilities.
Main Features of Notion AI
Besides allowing you to create all kinds of content that we discussed above, Notion AI also has other powerful features that can make your content and writing for the web experience better.
- Powerful editing features such as checking spelling and grammar
- Translation features to translate text inline
- Summary features to summarize long texts
You can use Notion AI to write a summary based on the content you have created on any Notion page.
The summarize feature will extract all key ideas from your content on the page and generate a summary for you that you can further edit and add your own comments.
This is especially useful if you want to quickly generate an executive summary or want to create a concise version of any document.
You can also use the Summary feature to write concluding paragraphs for your blog posts or other types of long-form content.
Spelling and Grammar Editor
Notion AI also has a built-in spelling and grammar editor that can help you fix all the mistakes in your content.
This is especially useful if you want to quickly proofread your content and don’t want to use any external spell checkers or grammar editors.
Think this could replace Grammarly? You decide!
Notion AI also has translation features that can help you quickly translate any text on the page.
This is especially useful if you are collaborating with people from different parts of the world or want to translate your content into another language quickly.
To sum up, Notion AI is a powerful feature within your notetaking app that can help you create content faster with AI capabilities.
The main features include content generation, summarization, translation, and spelling & grammar correction. Try it out today and see how it can help you with your writing tasks!
Notion AI Pricing
Notion AI is offered as an add-on with a subscription-based pricing model, both for free and paid members.
Here’s the Notion AI pricing overview;
|Users||Notion AI Pricing|
|Paid Users Annual Plan||$8 per member / month|
|Paid Users Monthly Plan||$10 per member / month|
|Free Plan Users||$10 per member / month|
Paid users of Notion refer to those that are already on the Plus or Business version of Notion.
Notion AI was free to use while it was in the current Alpha phase, but all users have been asked to upgrade now.
You can check out the pricing page of Notion AI for complete details and add it to your plan.
Notion AI Competitors
There have been so many stand-alone products that help users generate content with AI.
The existing tools have also been recently trying to bring AI writing capabilities anywhere online where people spend time writing with add-ons such as Chrome extensions. See the recently released Jasper AI Chrome extension that can work on top of any website.
The way Notion AI differs from other AI writers is that it exists as a feature within Notion that could probably enhance your workflow if you are already using the tool. You can think of it as Google docs with built-in AI content-generating features.
Notion is immensely popular for note-taking and other content-writing tasks already, and these AI features integrated within the tool make it an even more compelling choice.
How to Use Notion AI?
If you have access to the Notion AI features, you can start using it on any Notion page.
To use Notion AI, you need first to enable the feature and then start using it by selecting AI-assisted blocks on any of your Notion pages.
Once you have access and enabled the Notion AI feature, you will see a new option to choose AI Assisted Blocks under the ‘Draft with AI Assist’ heading.
You can see options to choose blocks such as ‘Blog Post’, ‘Brainstorm ideas’, ‘Pros and cons list’ and many others mentioned above.
You will get more options depending on the content block that you choose.
Creating Blog Posts with Notion AI
Click on the “Blog Post” option, and you will be asked to provide some input, such as the overall topic or context of your blog post, that will help Notion AI generate the content.
You can enter the topic of your blog post and click on the Generate Post button to see the magic of Notion AI in action.
You will be presented with a first working draft of your blog post, which you can now further edit and polish to make it ready to publish.
Other AI Assist Content Blocks
The AI assist feature works in the same way for other content blocks. It asks you for the required topic or context as a prompt and generates the required content based on that.
Once you have provided a prompt in plain English for what you want Notion AI to do, click on the “Generate” button and wait for Notion AI to generate the content for you.
It usually takes a few minutes for Notion AI to generate the content depending on the length and complexity of the content.
You can then review the generated content and make any changes you want before publishing it.
Waitlist to Access Notion AI
If you are impressed by what you can create with Notion AI and its features, you might be looking to give Notion AI a try.
Notion AI is currently only available in the Alpha mode, and there’s a waitlist to get access to the feature.
To join the waitlist, navigate to the Notion AI page and click on the Join Waitlist page. You will be asked to sign up if you don’t have a Notion account already.
The waitlist system allows Notion to test the features and get feedback from its early users. It also allows them to ensure the output quality of Notion AI is high before they allow more and more users to access it.
Once it’s your turn on the waitlist, you will receive an invitation both in your email and Notion dashboard asking you to activate the feature.
How to activate Notion AI Features?
If you have been granted access to Notion AI, you will have the option to enable it and start using it on any Notion page immediately.
You can activate the Notion AI features from your Notion AI Workspace settings, available at Settings > Feature Settings > Notion AI.
Besides, you should get a popup asking you to enable the Notion AI features for writing and editing on your boards.
You can click on the “Turn on AI” feature (see screenshot), and you should be good to go.
You can also continue to get a quick tour of how Notion AI works and its features. Click Next, and you will be shown the three main features of Notion AI.
Enable Notion AI for Workspace Members
If you use Notion as part of your company account, your workspace owner will need to enable this feature for all the Workspace members.
You can check with your Workspace owner to see if the Notion AI feature is available and if they can grant access to all the members.
Notion AI FAQs
Here are some of the basics of Notion AI in the form of quick answers to any queries you might have.
What is Notion AI?
Notion AI is a new feature within the Notion product that brings AI capabilities to generate all kinds of content, such as blog posts, social media posts, and more.
What can I create with Notion AI?
Notion AI allows you to generate any type of content. Some of the most popular content types include blog posts, press releases, sales emails, and social media posts, among others.
When can I access Notion AI?
Once you join the Notion AI waitlist, you will see your position in the waiting list to access the AI features.
How long is the Notion AI waitlist?
Notion AI waitlist already includes thousands of users that are waiting to get access to the AI features.
Is Notion AI Free?
Notion AI is included for free while it is in the Alpha phase, but that could change in the future.
Getting Started with Notion AI
If you are one of the lucky ones, you might have access to Notion AI already.
For those still waiting for the feature, your best bet is to join the waiting list and wait for your turn.
Here’s a short preview video of Notion AI officially released by the Notion team.
If you are a Notion Workspace member, you might also have to ask your owner to enable the feature, but you still need to wait for your turn on the waitlist to get access.
Please note that the content-type features mentioned above are currently in the private alpha version and are just some examples of how you can use Notion AI to automate your writing tasks.
Notion AI is still in its early stages, and it will be interesting to see how it develops over time.
If you are looking for a tool to help you automate your writing tasks, then Notion AI is definitely worth checking out.