Google Rolling Out 'Smart Reply' Feature To Gmail App

Thursday, 18 May, 2017

Google's popular email app for Android is getting smarter as it now features Smart Reply. It uses Google machine learning to suggest three responses to the emails and messages you receive. Google analyzes email that you've received, and offers up three quick responses to choose from. If one of those responses is suitable for your needs, just tap the response and Gmail will send it on its way (unless you choose to edit it first).

Google has confirmed today that it's going to roll out Smart Reply globally on Android and iOS in English language first. Of course, you can also add to the response if Google's doesn't suffice. Right now, 12 percent of all email replies sent through that app are Smart Replies. You can use the Smart Reply that is suggested to you or you can change the Smart Reply to add more details and information. Google says a Spanish version will be available in the couple weeks as well with more languages "coming soon". This technology is now coming to Gmail on iOS and Android devices.

Unsurprisingly, this feature works exactly like you would expect it.

If you do not use "Thank You" but you use "Thanks" the Smart Reply feature will notice this and begin using "Thanks" instead of the complete format. Even though we know we shouldn't be reading and replying to them outside office hours, some of us just can't help it. If you're a subscriber to Google's Inbox or message app Allo, you probably have already had the privilege of seeing this feature in action. As of this writing, it hasn't been updated with the new feature.