The official Gmail app for Android and iOS is getting Google’s impressive Smart Reply feature.
By taking advantage of machine learning, Smart Reply can help you power through outstanding emails in your inbox by suggesting suitable replies that are friendly and conversational.
Smart Reply first made its debut in Inbox, Google’s fancier mail client, back in 2015 before making its way to Android Wear and the company’s Allo instant messaging app. Now it’s ready for all 1 billion Gmail users around the world.
When you start composing a reply to an email, Smart Reply will automatically suggest three responses based on the content of the message. It does this by analyzing the text, cleverly converting it into numerical code that its AI understands, then generating suitable replies.
Using code makes Smart Reply insanely fast and more powerful. What’s more, the feature learns more about you and the way in which you use email over time to generate even better responses tailored to you.
“So if you’re more of a ‘thanks!’ than a ‘thanks.’ person, we’ll suggest the response that’s, well, more you!” Google explains.
Smart Reply will be available in English first, Spanish “in the coming weeks,” and more languages later on. And before you blast Google in the comments, the company says humans will never see the content of your messages, so there’s no need to worry about being spied on.