Tuesday, 21 August, 2018

Google's Area 120 Testing Smart Reply Feature for Android Text Messages

Google working on bringing Smart Reply feature to other messaging apps                   By Ida Torres Google working on bringing Smart Reply feature to other messaging apps By Ida Torres
Lori Graves | 14 February, 2018, 19:12

Later, the Smart Reply feature was made accessible to the Android Messages as well as Allo app by Google, reports Android Central. Pretty soon, WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, Skype, and other apps will offer smart automated replies. The invite reads: "You probably get a lot of chat messages". For example, if someone asks how long it will take for you to get home, the feature can give an estimate based on how long it would take for you to drive there in current conditions.

The said project is going to be called "Reply" and will be available to Android users initially, as per the project's sign-up form. That's Smart Reply in action, and it's going to start rolling out to chat platforms in the future.

It's based on Smart Reply, which uses artificial intelligence to suggest one-click responses to emails in Gmail, and messages in its Hangouts and Allo apps.

Allo now uses Smart Reply in its message platform to enable users to quickly respond to messages with a selection of context-aware replies. 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. Offering similar technology across a range of apps - and potentially only for Android users - could help push some users to adopt Android over iOS; or could prompt them to move to Gmail when they see how useful Smart Reply technology can be.

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But getting the right answers matters to consumers - and at the moment it looks like Siri doesn't even understand the questions. Thanks to this handy feature , the HomePod is capable of identifying your music preferences based on your Apple Music account.

The feature could launch in a variety of chat apps, including business favorite Slack. Though it's fairly limited, as is the Smart Reply integration on Project Fi.

People who want to try Reply can register their interest after answering whether they primarily use Hangouts, Facebook Messenger, Android Messages, WhatsApp, Skype, Slack, Line or WeChat for daily or weekly messaging.

There would also be a vacation responder that would automatically reply while you are in an area without cell service for an extended period. For example, when one's phone is on silent mode, Reply can bypass this and play the usual alert tone when it determines that a message is too urgent.

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