In addition to this, those who use Android Messages will also be able to use it - this time without the required subscription to Fi. It scans the message you are replying to and takes into account other factors like your current location, what's in your Google Calendar, the time of day, and even the weather, and then suggests applicable replies that you can tap and automatically fill in. If you get a message with more urgent cues like "We're waiting for you". If you have never used them before, they are AI-powered responses to messages you receive from others. Here, it offers suggested responses to questions like "Are you at the restaurant?" or "When can you be home?" But what's more interesting that Google is planning to cram this feature in third-party apps as well.
Area 120 mentioned in the announcement regarding the new feature that the project is meant to offer supportive platform for the auto Reply function within a wide range of chat apps such as Google's Allo, Hangouts, WhatsApp, Android Messages, Facebook Messenger, Twitter DMs, Slack and Skype. But the feature has not been made available to all Android Messages users as of yet. Smart Reply has become one of the most useful features in Gmail, especially for those with a lot of inbound, or who answer a lot of their emails on the go where typing out responses is more cumbersome. As of now, smart replies aren't shown in notifications, but with Reply, users will be able to send smart replies directly from the notifications list. Reply will also include a Do Not Disturb mode which will silence the phone when driving, instead offering a reply to say you're driving. The new project is still in its early development and Google may not even make it widely available outside of its Area 120 testers.
Invites to test Reply were sent out by Area 120, a division of Google that works on experimental products.
Google's internal incubator is working to expand the functionality into other major chat apps. And you want to be there for people, but also for people in the real world.
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.