Tech & Science Google team will bring Smart Replies to more chat apps

09:40  14 february  2018
09:40  14 february  2018 Source:   Engadget

Google explores texting from your browser

  Google explores texting from your browser Google's Android Messages app could soon get a dramatic makeover with some interesting new features, judging by an APK teardown by XDA Developers and Android Police. Unlike Allo, however, Android Messages could allow you to send mobile SMSes rather than web messages, making texting a fair amount easier. To use it, you may have to scan a QR code on your PC or Mac, then pair your device each time you want to text. The feature appears to be partially implemented in the latest Android Messages 2.9 APK, but you can't yet send an actual text.

Don't fret: Google 's experimental Area 120 group is working on a Reply project that, as the name implies, will bring Smart Replies to many messaging clients (currently just for Android). Hangouts is logically on the list, but so are third-party apps like Facebook Messenger, Skype

Now, a team inside Google ’s internal incubator Area 120 is working to bring the Smart Reply feature to other chat applications . “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

a close up of a device© Provided by Engadget

If you've wanted to use Google's canned Smart Replies in chat apps, you've been limited to using Allo or (if you're on the right carrier) Android Messages. But what if you're one of the many, many people using something else? Don't fret: Google's experimental Area 120 group is working on a Reply project that, as the name implies, will bring Smart Replies to many messaging clients (currently just for Android). Hangouts is logically on the list, but so are third-party apps like Facebook Messenger, Skype, WhatsApp and even Twitter's direct messages. You'd only have to tap a button in your notifications to confirm that you're on your way or say you're doing well.

Google Home Can Now Show The Weather On Chromecast

  Google Home Can Now Show The Weather On Chromecast Google Home now shows the weather on the user's TV if they have a compatible Chromecast connected.When users want to hear information about the weather, all they have to do is say “OK Google what’s the weather?” and listen to Google Assistant’s response. With Google’s new contextual visual responses activated, users can now tell Google Home to show them weather information by asking “OK Google show me the weather on my TV” or simply “show me the weather,” according to Android Police.

More . Google introduced Smart Reply two years ago to take care of that, requiring just a single tap to send off a succinct but sufficient response to a question. Now an R&D team at Google wants to bring that goodness to other messaging services.

Also like we said, Google wants to potentially bring the feature to other chat apps , such as WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, Skype, Twitter DMs, Slack, and so on. Would you like to see Smart Reply arrive for your chat app ? Filed in General. Read more about Google .

Reply should have some intelligent features as well, such as a "sorry I can't talk" driving mode and a vacation responder to stop coworkers from bugging you when you're off the clock. It should also punch through silent mode if there's an urgent message demanding your attention.

The effort is very early -- Area 120 is still soliciting users willing to give it a shot. It's going to be a while before it arrives, and it might not support every app on the list. If it works as promised, though, it could make Smart Replies a mainstay across Android, not just within Google's ecosystem. As cold and impersonal as they can be, they do the job when you just need to acknowledge a message.

Google

Google Pay is the new Android Pay .
Google recently admitted that Android Pay and Google Wallet probably didn't need to exist as two different services. For that, you still have to use Google Wallet, which is now called Google Pay Send to keep it on-brand, if a bit awkwardly. The services won't be split for too much longer, though, as people in the US and UK will be able to send and request cash through the actual Google Pay app "within the next few months." So, beyond the new naming scheme and Android Pay redesign, not a great deal is changing on day one.

Source: http://au.pressfrom.com/news/tech-and-science/-55293-google-team-will-bring-smart-replies-to-more-chat-apps/

—   Share news in the SOC. Networks

Topical videos:

This is interesting!