Reply wants to add Smart Replies to all your messaging apps

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Google's internal incubator, Area 120, is working hard to incorporate this functionality into chat apps such as Google Hangouts, WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, Android Messages (for all carriers), Skype, Twitter DMs, and Slack.

It appears Google is working to bring its Smart Reply feature to a variety of messaging apps from third parties, not just its own services such as Allo, Inbox, Assistant, and Gmail. Pretty soon, WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, Skype, and other apps will offer smart automated replies.

If you're interested in testing out Reply and other applications from Area 120 in the future, your best bet is to sign up to join the incubator's Early Access Program. "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.

Google is working on a new project "Instant Replies" suggestions for all of your favorite regular Android messaging apps similar to what you see in Google's Alo and Gmail.

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.

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The said project is going to be called "Reply" and will be available to Android users initially, as per the project's sign-up form.

It should be noted that Android Messages, as mentioned, has already received Smart Reply support. Reply will be able to interpret that as a reason to push that notification through to the user. 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. The app is now only being offered to Android users as part of a test, which select people have been invited to.

The AI-driven Smart Reply feature from Google could allow users to send quick responses to simple messages across platforms, saving time. What if replying were literally one tap away?

There would also be a vacation responder that would automatically reply while you are in an area without cell service for an extended period. But what if you've had enough and want out?

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