Google Wants To Bring Smart Replies To More Chat Apps

Google Wants To Bring Smart Replies To More Chat Apps

Google Wants To Bring Smart Replies To More Chat Apps

The newly announced project is simply called "Reply" and will be initially available to Android users. Though it's fairly limited, as is the Smart Reply integration on Project Fi.

The new project is aptly named "Reply", which can be viewed as the mobile version of Google's Smart Reply feature that is available in Gmail and Allo. Since it has not yet been availed for all of the users of Android Messages service till the date.

In an email that was sent out to individuals signed up for Area 120's Early Access Program, Reply is said to work with Hangouts, Allo, WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, Android Messages, Skype, Slack, and even Twitter DMs. An example would be receiving messages while driving; using your phone's Global Positioning System and Bluetooth sensors, Smart Reply would know you are in your auto. As you can see, the app is capable of analyzing the incoming message and providing you with some possible short responses.

Beyond automated replies, Reply is getting brand-new features that make it even more aware of certain situations. There is also the question of whether or not other developers want to integrate Google's features into their apps or if it would be better to develop their own, but what do you guys think? It comes with a Do Not Disturb mode which can be particularly useful when you are driving as it will silence your smartphone and automatically send a responses message saying that you can't chat at the moment.

The project, like all Area 120 projects, is unrelated to any broader developments at Google - in this case, that means it's not directly tied to Google's messaging efforts.

One of the features of Inbox and Gmail that Google rolled out a couple of years ago is Smart Reply. The app is now only being offered to Android users as part of a test, which select people have been invited to.

The Reply app is from Area 120, a group at Google focused on quickly iterated experimental products that the public are able to test.

"One of the many projects that we're working on within Area 120 is Reply, which suggests smart replies right in notifications from various chat apps", a Google spokesperson said.

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