One of the nifty features that we’re seeing Google roll out to its services is smart replies, where based on the context, Google can offer up smart replies that you can fire off at a tap of a button. This feature has been introduced to Google products such as Gmail, and now it looks like Gboard will be getting it as well.
According to a report from XDA, it has been revealed that Google is testing out smart replies on Gboard for use within other messaging apps. For those unfamiliar, Gboard is Google’s keyboard app that can be found on Android and iOS devices. Based on the discovery, it seems that the smart reply feature is being tested on apps such as Android Messages, Facebook Messenger (and Messenger Lite), Allo, Hangouts, Snapchat, WhatsApp, and WeChat.
This isn’t exactly a ground breaking feature but it is one of convenience. Sometimes there are some messages that need acknowledgement, but instead of having to type it out completely, smart replies can let users choose from pre-selected messages that are appropriate to the message that was sent.
However it seems that this feature is currently in testing and there’s no way of knowing when it is expected to be made available to all users, but we’ll be keeping our eyes peeled for more info.