Google to bring Assistant integration within Messages

Google has announced that it is rolling out Smart Reply for Messages app in Spanish and is also sharing new features coming to the app. In the coming months, Google will bring Assistant integration within Messages for English across the globe. The app uses on-device AI to offer suggestion chips relevant to your conversation.

Suppose, you are chatting about a movie, Assistant might show you suggestion chip to learn more about the film. By tapping the chip, you can ask the Assistant to pull up a card with recent movie reviews or showtimes, which you can choose to share back into your conversation with just another tap. To make RCS messaging more widely available, Google already starting working with ecosystem partners, including Samsung, Huawei, America Movil, Deutsche Telekom, Orange, Telefonica, Telenor, and Vodafone.

Google has helped to launch RCS with partners in 24 countries, bringing enhanced features in your conversations like group chats, read receipts, and high-quality media sharing. It now said that it will continue to work to bring better messaging to every Android user, regardless of their device or carrier. The company is working to improve the messages you get from brands to be more interactive and give you the opportunity to learn and do more.

For example, with Walgreens in the U.S., patients receive prescription refill reminders and notifications when orders are ready for pickup. With Citi, select U.S. credit card and retail bank customers can quickly check their balance or see a short history of recent transactions. These messaging experiences are built as part of Google’s RCS Business Messaging program with messaging partners 3CInteractive and LivePerson.