Thursday, 22 February, 2018

Google is bringing Instant one-tap replies to messaging apps

A Google R&D team wants to bring Smart Reply to all your chat apps Google is bringing Instant one-tap replies to messaging apps
Mandy Jefferson | 14 February, 2018, 17:51

Google seems to be testing an app called 'Reply, ' which adds smart replies to other messaging apps.

The key feature of Reply is that it aims to bring smart replies to the next level.

In an email test sent to potential testers, published by Android Police, a spokesman for the team said: 'You probably get a lot of chat messages.

The feature would take into account the message you receive and scopes out keywords to predictively suggest a quick answer to the email. So, when a notification comes in from a supported messaging app, Reply is right there with contextual replies ready to go.

Smart Reply has, for many people become an integral part of their Inbox and Gmail experience, now Google's San Francisco based incubator, Area 120, has come up with a way to bring those smart replies to all your messaging apps.

"Reply puts the Smart Reply you may know from Google right into notifications from the chat apps you use most often", the invitation reads. The Reply software is only available for Android devices and users will have to sign up here in order to try it out for themselves. It was programmed to automatically guide instant replies to the emails on the basis of message context received by the particular user.

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No release date is now known, but users can fill out a form for a chance to beta test the feature.

Reply will also have an auto-responder, plus a "do not disturb" mode for those times when you're on holiday, or driving.

Reply will also be able to break through your phone's silent mode in the case of an emergency or more urgent message. Reply will be able to silence users' phone when they are driving, and it will also inform people who send a message that the user can not chat at the moment.

Report suggests that Reply app could be used only those who use third party-keyboard other and not Google's Gboard. Smart reply offers automated replies, and like any AI-powered feature, it can be correct at times, or off the mark at various instances.

In an email to testers, Google showed how the technology will work in chat applications like Android Messages, and Hangouts.

The project is still in very early stages of development, and not much is known about it, other than the fact that it exists.

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