Tag Archive: replies

Reply wants to add Smart Replies to all your messaging apps

Two years ago, Google announced a new feature for Inbox called “Smart Reply.” Smart Reply could automatically recommend replies for you to send based on the context of messages you received, and it later expanded to the likes of Allo and Android Messages.

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. One of Area 120’s latest projects  [Read More…]

Android Messages picks up Allo’s Smart Replies feature

Smart Replies, one of Google Allo’s most notable features, is now finding a new home in Android Messages.

Although Google Allo may not have a user base as large as Facebook Messenger or WhatsApp, it has some of my favorite features of any messaging platform – one of which is Smart Replies. Smart Replies are those little bubbles under your Allo conversations that let you send off automated responses with just the tap of a button, and they’re now  [Read More…]

Telegram 4.7 adds multiple accounts and quick replies on Android

Telegram now supports up to three unique accounts/phone numbers.

Telegram is one of the world’s most popular messaging services around, and with the latest 4.7 update that’s rolling out to Android now, it’s picking up a couple new tricks that we think will be greatly appreciated by users everywhere.

The biggest feature being added with Telegram 4.7 is support for multiple accounts. You can now add up to three accounts on the Telegram app that  [Read More…]

Smart Replies and new attachments UI seen in Android Messages

Smart Replies and a new attachments UI have been spotted in Android Messages, but we don’t know when they’ll be pushed out to the public

For those that prefer to use SMS over the likes of Allo, WhatsApp, and Facebook Messenger, Google’s Android Messages app is one of the best texting apps you can get on the Play Store. Thanks to a couple of lucky users, it looks like Google is working on adding Smart Replies and  [Read More…]

Instagram Stories updated with photo and video replies

Instagram has issued a new update today which lets users reply to Stories by virtue of photos or videos. Previously you could only write a message as a reply. Now when you’re watching a story you’ll notice a new camera button on the bottom left of the screen. Tap it to take a Boomerang or […]

Twitter no longer counts names towards 140-character limit in replies

Twitter is making conversations better — and potentially more confusing.

We’ll keep this brief: Twitter is a UX disaster. It’s been that way for a long time, but the company, which is now public and not growing nearly fast enough to appease its shareholders, is aware of the problem.

To that end, it’s done a number of things in the past year to improve the way conversations flow in the timeline. First it allowed users to retweet  [Read More…]

Sundar Pichai replies to 7-year-old’s request to work at Google

We all need a feel good story every one in a while. This one will undoubtedly warm your heart.

Need a little pick-me-up? Check out this wonderfully sweet story about Google CEO, Sundar Pichai. From the BBC:

After discussing her father’s work, Chloe Bridgewater decided she would like to work for Google and penned a letter beginning “dear Google boss”.

The letter — which you can read in its entirety at the BBC — details little Chloe’s  [Read More…]

Slack brings replies to your wrist with Android Wear support

Work chat app Slack has been updated for Android, bring along support for Android Wear and more. With Android Wear support, you’ll be able to do much of what you’d expect, including replying to and viewing messages in each notification.

Here’s the full skinny on what’s new in Slack for Android:

Updated the way notifications are handled and displayed, to make them better. Support for Android Wear (Reply to notifications and view previous messages  [Read More…]

Android Wear 2.0 – Keyboard, handwriting recognition, and quick replies! Oh my!

Today is a big day for Android Wear. Google will be launching Android Wear 2.0 with a slew of new features, the most exciting of which being the ability to free your watch from your phone. That’s right; the smartwatch is finally mobile. With the launch of Android Wear 2.0, gone are the days of

Pebble introduces Health API for developers, adds custom canned replies

Pebble is pushing out an update that enables some new functionality for its recently-announced Health app, as well as improvements to replying to messages from your wrist. First up is a new Health API that allows developers to hook related information into their watchfaces and apps. Additionally, Health has become more accurate in tracking your data, and it now gives you the option to show your step distance in kilometers.

You can now reply to incoming  [Read More…]