Google could help you to chat with your friends via robotic replies

Google could help you to chat with your friends via robotic replies

Google could help you to chat with your friends via robotic replies

Area 120 has sent invitations out to testers with a brief description of the Reply app, which basically adds Smart Reply responses to non-Google messaging apps, as well as to Google apps that don't have Smart Reply, such as Hangouts.

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.

For the uninitiated, Smart Reply is Google's clever artificial intelligence-based feature that generates a set of clickable replies based on the context of the message.

For example, if you are replying to an email that includes the phrase "Is Tuesday good for you?"

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

"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. The project, simply called "Reply", will allow users who sign up - now available to Android users only - the ability to use "smart replies" in their favorite mainstream chat applications like Facebook Messenger, Skype, Twitter's Direct Message feature, Whatsapp, and Hangouts. Lastly, it has a vacation responder feature that will tell people if users are not working on the basis of checking their calendar. 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 vehicle.

To join the beta program for Reply, Android users can simply sign up here.

Allo now uses Smart Reply in its message platform to enable users to quickly respond to messages with a selection of context-aware replies. When a text comes during your trip, it would mute the notification and automatically respond with, "I am driving right now and will respond to you when I get to my destination", or something along those lines.

Google has confirmed the existence of Area 120's Reply app but told TechCrunch it was a very early experiment.

Smart Reply feature was initially launched by the company for the email app known as Inbox.

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