Google’s Smart Reply feature will be available very soon to third party apps such as WhatsApp, Facebook. This is similar to what we have in Allo and Inbox by Google, where the messaging app guesses what you might respond to a message with, and adds a button to send that response.
According to Android Police, invites to test Smart Reply has already been sent out by Area 120, a division of Google that works on experimental products.
The email drew out a few features of the Reply app. Smart replies can be shown directly in the message’s notification for an instant response. It might even add smarter replies like when the user asks for an ETA, Google would be able to calculate it for you.
Below is an description of the app, from the email sent out to testers:
You probably get a lot of chat messages. And you want to be there for people, but also for people in the real world. What if replying were literally one tap away?
Reply puts the Smart Reply you may know from Google right into notifications from the chat apps you use most often. It looks like this:
But it also adds replies that are slightly smarter, like this:
Other things try:
- Do Not Disturb. When youâ€™re driving, Reply can silence your phone and tell people who message you that you canâ€™t chat right now
- Donâ€™t miss the important stuff. When you get an urgent message like â€œWeâ€™re waiting for you!â€ Reply can make sure to get your attention even when your phone is silent.
- Vacation responder. Reply can check your calendar and tell people if youâ€™re not working.
- Your Favorite Chat Apps: Reply works with Hangouts, Allo, Whatsapp, Facebook Messenger, Android Messages, Skype, Twitter DMs, and Slack.
The app will work with Hangouts, Allo, Whatsapp, Facebook Messenger, Android Messages, Skype, Twitter DM, and Slack.
The feature would take into account the message you receive and scopes out keywords to predictively suggest a quick answer to the email.
If you are interested tio sign up for the details of the Reply app, simply fill the HERE.