Ever wish your phone just knew what you wanted to say so you didn’t have to type it out? Gmail’s nontraditional Inbox app hopes to do just that with its new Smart Reply feature.
Think of Smart Reply like a predictive keyboard, but on a much larger scale. When you click the Reply box, it will scan the message and offer a few suggestions based on key phrases. For example, if it sees “do you have” in the message, it will offer you a few canned replies like “I don’t, sorry”, or “I’ll send it to you”. You can then add more details to your message or send it as-is.
Smart Inbox also learns over time, so it should get better as you use it. You can read more about how it works here, or update your copy at the Google Play or iTunes App Store. The update should be rolling out later this week. Now if only it would come to the regular Gmail app, too.
Computer, respond tot his email: Introducing Smart Reply in Inbox by Gmail [Official Gmail Blog]