Google Adds Smart Reply in Gmail for Android and iOS

Smart Reply utilizes machine learning to give you better responses the more you use it.

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Smart Reply, which is already available in Inbox by Gmail and Allo, and saves time by suggesting quick responses to messages. Starting Wednesday, the Smart Reply features is also coming to mobile Gmail on Android and iOS.

Smart Reply, already drives 12 percent of replies in Inbox on mobile, says Google during a keynote at the Google I/O 2017.

Smart Reply utilizes machine learning to give better responses and improve the more you use it. The feautre when available will suggest three responses based on the email received. You would need to select any of the one to send it immediately or edit response starting with the Smart Reply text.

Say, for example, if type more of a "thanks!" than a "thanks." to a person, the feature will suggest that response.

The Smart Reply will roll out gradually and will take around fifteen days for fully visible gloablly on Android and iOS.

The feautre is initially rolling out for English speaking users first, and Spanish will follow in the coming weeks. Google notes, more languages will be coming soon!

For more information on how Smart Reply feature works, check out the picture below:

Gmail Smart Reply on Android and iOS

Smart Reply in Gmail on Android and iOS

Update 05/19: Quick Access for Google Drive, that was launched in September 2016, today arrives on the web as well. Quick Acess, which uses machine learning to intelligently predict the files needed, before even searched.

Originally available on the Drive Android app, and later iOS, we're now launching Quick Access on the web.

  • Quick Access intelligently predicts and surfaces files based on, among other things:
  • who specific files are frequently shared with
  • when relevant meetings occur
  • what files are used at specific times of the day
Quick Access in Google Drive now on web