Reply wants to add Smart Replies to all your messaging apps

Reply wants to add Smart Replies to all your messaging apps

Google's Area 120, a workshop for experimental products under development at the Mountain View firm, is now testing the new system. The new system that Google is working on will let people use this feature in a range of other apps, including WhatsApp, Allo, Facebook Messenger, Android messages, Skype, direct messages on Twitter and Slack. Pretty soon, WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, Skype, and other apps will offer smart automated replies.

"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. "Alert messages" feature in which if your phone is silent and you have a prior meeting or work, your phone will give you update on that event.

Allo now uses Smart Reply in its message platform to enable users to quickly respond to messages with a selection of context-aware replies. This is a nifty feature that uses AI to scan the contents of your email, and based on that it will provide users with a bunch of different reply options that are appropriate to the email. It was programmed to automatically guide instant replies to the emails on the basis of message context received by the particular user. But the feature has not been made available to all Android Messages users as of yet.

Screenshots delivered to beta testers show Reply working on apps such as Google's own messaging client Hangouts and Android Messages. Not all Android Messages users are able to access Smart Reply.




Google's AI-powered Smart Reply was first released with its Inbox app. 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. Though it's fairly limited, as is the Smart Reply integration on Project Fi.

One of the features of Inbox and Gmail that Google rolled out a couple of years ago is Smart Reply.

The feature could launch in a variety of chat apps, including business favorite Slack. 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.

Other features of the Reply function include a Do Not Disturb mode.

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