Last year Google introduced smart replies to Gmail where basically these were messages (or phrases to be more specific) that users could use to respond to emails based on the content of the email. This meant that if there was no need for a lengthy or specific response, you could use smart replies to acknowledge emails quickly.

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Now we know that Google was planning on rolling out the feature to more of its apps/services and the good news is that according to a report from Android Police, that’s what Google is doing as smart replies is now making its way to more Android Messages users. The feature was actually released last year on a limited basis, presumably for testing purposes, but now it looks like more users are starting to see the feature enabled for them.

It is unclear as to whether or not they are device specific, but as the report points out, there are some users on Nexus 6 handsets who are reporting that they have received the feature. It is probably being rolled out in stages so if you don’t see it yet, not to worry as it should probably eventually make its way to you.

Smart replies will be a feature that users can turn on or off within the Settings of Android Messages, so if you’d rather not have it then you’re free to disable it whenever you want.

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