Google is testing smart replies in popular third-party messaging apps

Google Reply

Google's internal incubator is working to expand the functionality into other major chat apps.

Reply is only available for Android users that are part of Area 120's Early Access Program, and while it's an ingenious idea, don't expect a public launch anytime soon.

Smart Reply, the clever A.I. -powered technology that automatically creates responses to your inbound messages, first debuted in Google's email client Inbox over two years ago, before later rolling out to Gmail, Android Messages on Project Fi, and Allo.

"You probably get a lot of chat messages", said Area 120 in an email to testers.

It should be noted that Android Messages, as mentioned, has already received Smart Reply support.

The expanded feature aims to take the hassle out of firing back replies in a range of popular messaging apps, including WhatsApp.

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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. "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.

Google's Area 120, a workshop for experimental products under development at the Mountain View firm, is now testing the new system.

The replies take into consideration the user's current location to help with crafting the correct response - like a "yes" or "no" if you've arrived somewhere, or the time it will take you to drive to a given location, for example. You can fill out this form for a chance to beta test Reply once it's available.

"Reply puts the Smart Reply you may know from Google right into notifications from the chat apps you use most often", the invitation reads.

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The other features that Reply brings include Do not disturb. It can silence the user's phone when they're driving and tell people who message them that the user is busy, or even bring certain messages to the user's attention even if the phone is on silent.

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