Saturday, 18 August, 2018


Google to bring Allo's Smart Reply feature to third party apps

Google working on bringing Smart Reply feature to other messaging apps                   By Ida Torres Google working on bringing Smart Reply feature to other messaging apps By Ida Torres
Melba Vasquez | 14 February, 2018, 16:55

The new software is being developed by Area 120 and its goal is to bring Google's Smart Reply feature to a bunch of popular third-party messaging apps. A smart response will be sent to those who try to get a hold of you during this time.

For example, if you are replying to an email that includes the phrase "Is Tuesday good for you?" Would you like to see Smart Reply arrive for your chat app?

"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 spokesperson told TechCrunch.

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. Smart Reply has already become one of the most useful features in Gmail, for people with a lot of inbound, or for people who answer a lot of emails on the go. Also, when a user gets an urgent message, Reply will ensure that the notification gets the user's attention even if their phone is silent.

If you happen to use Gmail, Inbox, Google Allo, or Android Messages on Project Fi, you no doubt know (and love!) Smart Reply. Reply will be able to interpret that as a reason to push that notification through to the user.

Google confirmed the experiment is in the works, but wouldn't speak to other details like the team members building Reply at Area 120 or the time to launch. But the feature has not been made available to all Android Messages users as of yet.

Reply isn't only focused on Google's own messaging apps, though.

No release date is now known, but users can fill out a form for a chance to beta test the feature. It will not be a stand-alone app but it will be integrated into the app so that people can quickly respond to incoming messages. 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.

It's also very early in its development cycle, so you shouldn't expect Reply to launch anytime soon.

Recommended

loading...
...
  • Sky and BT pay £4.46bn for UK Premier League rights

    Sky and BT pay £4.46bn for UK Premier League rights

    In the previous round, Sky faced an over 80 percent increase in price after BT entered the market with its own sports TV plans. BT will pay £885m to show 32 games a season, at £9.2m a game.
    Twenty-First Century Fox (FOXA) Receives Media Sentiment Rating of 0.14

    Twenty-First Century Fox (FOXA) Receives Media Sentiment Rating of 0.14

    Finally, Whittier Trust Co. of Nevada Inc. boosted its holdings in Twenty-First Century Fox by 76.0% in the 2nd quarter. Ibis Capital Partners Llp sold 111,077 shares as the company's stock declined 10.68% while stock markets rallied.
    Purdue Pharma to stop promoting oxycodone to U.S.  doctors

    Purdue Pharma to stop promoting oxycodone to U.S. doctors

    Purdue and three executives pleaded guilty and agreed to pay $634.5 million in civil and criminal fines. Purdue Pharma says it will stop promoting oxycodone (OxyContin) and other opioids to USA doctors.
  • Merkel defends coalition deal against critical party members

    Merkel defends coalition deal against critical party members

    The coalition agreement has been criticised by some conservatives who feel the next government will have an SPD-stamped agenda. He said the SPD were also for sound finances and would preserve Schaeuble's balanced budget policy.

    FIA's Wajid Zia gives testimony, submits JIT report in Dar's graft case

    The assets are disproportionate to his known sources of income for which he could not reasonably account for, the reference said. He stated that Dar failed to provide any proof to the JIT to justify how his assets multiplied by leaps and bounds in a decade.
  • Fifth Third Bancorp (FITB), CONSOL Energy Inc. (CNX) — Recommendation Trends for

    Royal Bank of Canada restated a "buy" rating on shares of Fifth Third Bancorp in a research note on Sunday, December 10th. Fifth Third Bancorp (NASDAQ: FITB ) last released its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, January 23rd.

    Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft FI Purchases 12678 Shares of Raytheon (NYSE:RTN)

    Tower Bridge has 2.96% invested in Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) for 200,268 shares. 84,871 are owned by Comerica National Bank. First National Bank Of Mount Dora Trust Investment Services acquired 5,320 shares as Raytheon Co (RTN)'s stock rose 4.85%.
    Sonam Kapoor apologises to Sonakshi Sinha on Twitter

    Sonam Kapoor apologises to Sonakshi Sinha on Twitter

    Meanwhile, Sonakshi is gearing up for the release of Welcome to NY with Karan Johar, and Diljit Dosanjh. Sonakshi on the other hand accused Sonam of showing unnecessary attitude.
  • Nokia 2 Starts Receiving February Android Security Update

    Nokia 2 Starts Receiving February Android Security Update

    The new update which comes in at nearly 90MB is actually a security update that brings February's security patch. Out of the remaining two, Nokia 1 is being said to be branded under Google's Android Oreo (Go Edition) segment.
    World's tallest hotel set to open in Dubai tomorrow

    World's tallest hotel set to open in Dubai tomorrow

    While Gevora hotel has 75 storeys and is 356 metres tall, the JW Mariott Marquis has 72 storeys and is 355 metres tall. It says the hotel will boast four restaurants, an open-air swimming pool, a luxury spa, health club and jacuzzi.
    Paul Pierce's dejected look from Celtics blowout became an incredible meme

    Paul Pierce's dejected look from Celtics blowout became an incredible meme

    With 24 points, 10 assists and eight rebounds, James stole the spotlight on the day Celtics retired Paul Pierce's jersey number. In the third, he nailed an open three-pointer in secondary transition, a look that was available to him all night.

Eating slowly could be the key to you losing weight Eating slowly could be the key to you losing weight Experts say that when we eat quickly, our bodies don't have time to register the hormonal changes that signal when we are full. The slow eaters tended to be healthier and to have a healthier lifestyle than either the fast or normal speed eaters.

Second US judge blocks Trump administration from ending DACA program Second US judge blocks Trump administration from ending DACA program Some media outlets erroneously reported that the ruling would require the Trump administration to accept new applications for DACA.

Airtel offers more features on Rs. 93 unlimited pack Airtel offers more features on Rs. 93 unlimited pack Airtel has a prepaid recharge plan priced at Rs 799 which offers 3.5 GB daily data for a period of 28 days. In comparison, Reliance Jio's Rs 98 plan also has a validity of 28 days coupled with 2GB of data on board.

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman visits Jammu's Sunjuwan station today Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman visits Jammu's Sunjuwan station today Rawat also briefed the Defence Minister on the status of projects being undertaken to upgrade the security of the military bases. The police said terrorists of Jaish-e Mohammad were involved, who were killed after a almost 36-hour operation.

Tripura Polls: BJP unveils Vision Document, promises 7th CPC Tripura Polls: BJP unveils Vision Document, promises 7th CPC Arun Jaitley promised that a degree college would be set up in each constituency to upgrade the education system. Jaitley said top priority would be given to "development politics" championed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi .

Hundreds of flights to Chicago canceled Hundreds of flights to Chicago canceled Chicago Public Schools canceled classes as a result and more than 1300 flights were canceled at the area's airports. The airline has "paused" its service for the rest of the day for the "Safety of our Customers and Crews", they said.

Regal Entertainment Group (RGC) Cut to Neutral at MKM Partners Regal Entertainment Group (RGC) Cut to Neutral at MKM Partners The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company increased its stake in shares of Regal Entertainment Group by 8.3% in the second quarter. Moreover, Quinn Opportunity Prns Ltd Liability Co has 0.05% invested in Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE:RGC) for 19,500 shares.

Ex-MLB pitcher Esteban Loaiza arrested with over 20 kilograms of drugs Ex-MLB pitcher Esteban Loaiza arrested with over 20 kilograms of drugs His best season came in 2003 when he went 21-9 with a 2.90 ERA for the White Sox, finishing second in the Cy Young balloting. Rivera died in a 2012 plane crash and was in the process of getting divorced from Loaiza at the time.

US Bancorp DE Trims Holdings in Twenty-First Century Fox Inc (FOXA) Highvista Strategies Llc increased its stake in Ptc Inc (PTC) by 12.85% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Barclays Capital maintained AT&T Inc. 1/22/2018-Atlantic Securities Upgrade from a "Neutral " rating to a " Overweight" rating.

Trump administration aims to privatize International Space Station Trump administration aims to privatize International Space Station The proposal doesn't say what companies would take over or what private enterprise might want to do with the station. Selling off the station wouldn't be the first time NASA has handed its responsibilities over to the private sector.

North Korea leads diplomatic competition at Winter Olympics North Korea leads diplomatic competition at Winter Olympics As noted in the report , South Korea suggested the union as a way to help ease tensions between the two nations. After a photo together , each of the Koreans shook hands with the three men while Kim Jong Un's sister watched.

IMF Chief Lagarde: Global Cryptocurrency Regulation Is 'Inevitable' IMF Chief Lagarde: Global Cryptocurrency Regulation Is 'Inevitable' She also noted that "there is probably quite a bit of dark activity [in cryptocurrencies]". "I'm sure that there are occasionally wrong allegations here and there.

Imran Tahir faces racial abuse during ODI against India Imran Tahir faces racial abuse during ODI against India To diffuse the situation, the security personnel removed Imran from the scene", he said. "So that's what we've been told". The security personel at the stadium is then seen trying to calm down the angry spectators.

S. Africa's president-in-waiting admits 'disunity' as Zuma fights exit S. Africa's president-in-waiting admits 'disunity' as Zuma fights exit Alternatively Mr Zuma could be impeached if he is suspected of violating the South African constitution or breaking the law. Pressure is mounting on South Africa's scandal-tarred president, Jacob Zuma , to leave office ahead of elections next year.

Rex Tillerson arrives in Cairo to kick off Middle East tour Rex Tillerson arrives in Cairo to kick off Middle East tour In Kuwait, Tillerson will attend an Iraq reconstruction conference at which Washington does not plan to contribute any money. Instead, he'll press companies and banks to boost activities in Iraq to spur long-term development.