Gmail for iOS receives Smart Reply feature


Google today rolled out an update for its Gmail app for both Android and iOS. The new update brings a new feature called Smart Reply. Basically, when you reply to an email using the Gmail app on your iPhone, Smart Reply shows up at the bottom of the screen and offers you three potential replies.

In reality, Smart Reply is not something new when it comes to Google devices. The feature has been available for Inbox by Gmail and Allow apps since 2015. According to Google, Smart Reply takes up around 12 percent of replies. According to tech analysts, Google’s decision to bring Smart Reply to its one billion Gmail users aims to attract more users in both Android and iOS platforms.

Google first added Smart Rely integration to the company’s Allo apps last year. Smart Reply uses deep machine learning to suggest replies of your messages. Earlier this week, Google Allow was updated to bring support for two more languages including French (Canada) and Spanish. Google says that Smart Reply for Gmail for iOS works similar to its Allo’s counterpart. Besides, Smart Reply tends to get better over time thanks to its machine learning.

Google is rolling out the update to iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. Users can head to the App Store and update their app now. Google says that Smart Reply will be initially available in English with support for Spanish to arrive in the coming weeks.

The biggest search engine on Earth today kicked off its annual I/O developer conference in Mountain View, California. At the event, the company announced Google Assistant for iOS. This matches with previous rumors which claimed that Google would launch its virtual assistant for Apple’s mobile operating system this month. Google Assistant will be available as a standalone app that allows users to gain access to Google’s features without needing a Pixel smartphone.

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