Google is Working on a New Messaging App that Adds Smart Replies

Google is Working on a New Messaging App that Adds Smart Replies


The announcements also unveiled that Reply working with Google Hangouts and Android Messages. What makes the app unique is that it integrates itself to any other third party messaging apps to offer smart replies.

Android Messages has already rolled out limited - but official - support for Smart Replies, we should note. There's a Do Not Disturb mode that switches on when you're driving to silence your phone and alert those who message you that you can't chat, as well as a Vacation Responder that checks your calendar on your behalf to tell people if you're not working. For example, if a user receives a message like "We're waiting for you!" Here, it offers suggested responses to questions like "Are you at the restaurant?" or "When can you be home?"

The email additionally highlights the different messaging platforms that Reply will work with.

Google's Smart Reply uses the firm's neural network to intelligently analyse a message's content to suggest an appropriate response. It should be noted that Reply will only be available on Android for the time being. It was programmed to automatically guide instant replies to the emails on the basis of message context received by the particular user.

Google is working on an app that will allow user to reply to a message for any app directly from the notification panel with just a single tap on it. Google calls the app Reply and it will predict answers to provide three smart answers to a message.

There's also "Don't miss the important stuff" to ensure the user does get important messages even when the phone is on silent. There's also an automated Vacation Responder that is able to check the user's calendar and tell people that the user is now not at work. The new project is still in its early development and Google may not even make it widely available outside of its Area 120 testers.

The request for testing of the new project came from Area 120, a division of Google that works on experimental products. 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.

As well as single-tap responses Google is planning to enable automatic replies, for example letting people know when you are busy and can't get to your phone.

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

  • Terrell Bush