Google is bringing its Smart Reply to the Hangouts Chat app to save time and effort

The other day, we told you that when Google decides to close Hangouts to consumers, it plans to migrate current users of the app to the Hangouts Meet app and the Hangouts Chat app. The former focuses on video based enterprise communication, while the latter is focused on text based enterprise communication. Of course, Google already has the Duo and Messages app that are consumer oriented.

Just yesterday, the Google G Suite Blog had an interesting piece of news. Google is bringing Smart Reply to Hangouts Chat. This feature uses machine learning to propose three appropriate answers to messages that seek a response. Once you press on the Smart Reply that you want to use, it is instantly posted as your answer. Of course, you can still send your own typed out response if none of the three Smart Reply choices appeals to you.

Available in English only, the Smart Reply feature is being pushed out to the Hangouts Chat app some time over the next few days. It does save you time and effort when you need to type a response to a message. You can see what Smart Reply on Hangouts Chat will look like by viewing the GIF at the top of this article.



1. hopper

Posts: 80; Member since: May 08, 2017

Aren't they killing it? Why giving steroids to a person who is getting hang(ed)out

2. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

They are killing off Hangouts, but we get two apps in return: Hangouts Meet and Hangouts Chat. So Hangouts Chat will stay

5. Atrixboyyy

Posts: 624; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

That's for businesses tho not consumers.

6. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

Nope they are opening it up to consumers as well

3. amasog

Posts: 552; Member since: Aug 22, 2013

What is that hangouts?

4. lyndon420

Posts: 6917; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

Google it.


Posts: 58; Member since: Oct 25, 2018

Hangouts is dead le it go already

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