Reply wants to add Smart Replies to all your messaging apps

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Here, it offers suggested responses to questions like "Are you at the restaurant?" or "When can you be home?" The newly announced project is simply called "Reply" and will be initially available to Android users. Smart Reply functionality could save on-the-go workers time while improving collaboration.

Allo now uses Smart Reply in its message platform to enable users to quickly respond to messages with a selection of context-aware replies. But the feature has not been made available to all Android Messages users as of yet. The Area 120 team is aiming for the app to have support among major messaging apps such as Hangouts, Allo, Whatsapp, Facebook Messenger, Android Messages, Skype, Twitter DMs, and Slack. The smart reply will make reply easier but Google would require access to your history to identify the type of response you most probably like to give. As you can see, the app is capable of analyzing the incoming message and providing you with some possible short responses.

Reply will include a variety of other automated features, too. But what if you've had enough and want out?

Reply will also be able to break through your phone's silent mode in the case of an emergency or more urgent message. "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.

The project, like all Area 120 projects, is unrelated to any broader developments at Google - in this case, that means it's not directly tied to Google's messaging efforts.

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Screenshots delivered to beta testers show Reply working on apps such as Google's own messaging client Hangouts and Android Messages.

Google's Area 120, a workshop for experimental products under development at the Mountain View firm, is now testing the new system.

A new app created by Google's Area 120 incubator called 'Reply, ' is now in beta and gives you smart reply options for most messaging services...

Area 120 is a small "experimental program within Google", and it's dedicated to creating unique apps and services - many of them that never see the light of day.

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