Reply wants to add Smart Replies to all your messaging apps

Posted February 14, 2018

Now, a development team inside Google's Area 120 incubator is reportedly working to bring the feature to popular messaging apps such as WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, Skype, and a ton of others.

One of Allo's highlight features is Smart Reply, where the app guesses what you might respond to a message with, and adds a button to send that response.

"You probably get a lot of chat messages". "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.

As TechCrunch points out, Smart Reply already works on Android Messages for those on Project Fi, but the plan is to roll it out on a wider scale. 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.

The included screenshots in Reply's announcement (delivered to testers via email) show Reply working within Google Hangouts and Android Messages. The newly announced project is simply called "Reply" and will be initially available to Android users.

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

A new app created by Google's Area 120 incubator called 'Reply, ' is now in beta and gives you smart reply options for most messaging services...

Aside from offering reply suggestions, the "Reply" app will also introduce other smart features. That means Reply won't come in the form of a standalone app like, say, Google Duo, but merely a feature baked into a variety of chat apps.

'What if replying were literally one tap away?

However, Reply doesn't just replicate Smart Replies.

Beyond automated replies, Reply is getting brand-new features that make it even more aware of certain situations.

People who want to try Reply can register their interest after answering whether they primarily use Hangouts, Facebook Messenger, Android Messages, WhatsApp, Skype, Slack, Line or WeChat for daily or weekly messaging.