Google has added a new feature to instant messaging platform Google Hangouts. Known as ‘Smart Reply’, the tech-giant said that it will “save” users’ “time”. “We’re usher Smart Reply to Hangouts Chat so you can answer to cohort quickly and move projects forward more valuable, in less time.
I use google hangouts mainly to record unlisted to keep notes. Cuz I’m cheap. Hahaha
— The Rambling DM (@McStalkie) December 11, 2018
This launch is part of our ongoing achievement to bring acute, assistive writing tools to all of G Suite,” Google says in its blog.
The feature in Hangouts Chat, which is currently available in English, uses “sophisticated machine learning intelligence, similar to that behind Smart Reply in Gmail.” The Google technology “recognizes which messages most likely need reaction, and suggest up to 3 different replies”. “Once you’ve selected one, you can send it instantly or edit your response starting with the Smart Reply text, Please note, this feature is presently only available in English.
Google launched Hangouts as a free service in 2013.
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— Tony Hughes (@TonyHughesAU) December 10, 2018
Subsequently, Google transformed it for businesses when the company expanded enterprise sales efforts and sought to bring customers many of the same features it has internally, according to Reuters.
@datingstore Hello how are you doing I’m new here seeking for a serious relationship and if you’re interested you can text me on google hangouts at firstname.lastname@example.org pic.twitter.com/Zdb3wMKbGb
— Avery Noah (@AveryNoah5) December 6, 2018
Recently, there were reports that Google will shut down Hangouts messaging app by 2020. However, Google Hangouts product head Scott Johnston has rejected the reports.
@miakhalifa hi I think I am being catfished by someone using your pictures. Here is the Google Hangouts profile pic.twitter.com/XTlUl21WRB
— james scott harris (@jamesscottharri) December 9, 2018
In a statement, Johnston categorically said, “I run Hangouts and this is pretty shoddy reporting. No decisions build about when Hangouts will be shut down.
You can upgrade the Hangouts Chat and Hangouts Meet. Your source is critically misinformed. You can do better.”
@socialstudiessj and @TechCoachConor presenting at #TIES18 about #GoogleHangouts #NJSDTechIntegration pic.twitter.com/DIydBY1Vgc
— Amanda Albrecht (@techcoachmama) December 10, 2018
@Google #Hangouts You might want to fix this STAT! Cannot make calls from my PC anymore. I use this feature when i’m telecommuting. Shame to lose it because someone forgot to program the ALLOW button in. pic.twitter.com/E1Ty6k44qr
— Brenden Chase (@brenden77) December 5, 2018
@myplanet now has telepresence in our @estudiomanati office in #costarica #googlehangouts #productivity pic.twitter.com/BOJb2tLSwo
— Tim Fernihough (@timfernihough) December 10, 2018
I had to get the google hangouts app for school and I was greeted by this lil guy. This is now my child, the any person who dares lay a finger on him will be dropkicked to the fourth dimension. pic.twitter.com/djZEZmXJCo
— ❄️100% Ready for Christmas Season🌲 (@13percentleft) December 10, 2018
I added a video to a @YouTube playlist https://t.co/zZdkGiJPJH How to create a YouTube live stream on Google Hangouts
— Sylvia W/Wawiya (@SylviaWchannel) December 11, 2018
Hi we are planning a study session to take place Wednesday, Thursday, & Friday starting at around 7:30pm. I will share the Google hangouts link here for those that want to join. 🙂 #msmark8ers #marketingtothe9s #keepitrealomsm1
— Solanch Lopez (@lopez_solanch) December 11, 2018
i don’t think i had much delay using google hangouts?
but then again that was back in 2016
i’ve had delays with obs on picarto though-
(also your channel doesn’t show your stream??)
— cold esp 🌿💀 (@espeonplayz) December 11, 2018
A friend wanted to trace and color my little doodle of before, and this was his product. Off of Google Hangouts, a friend named Alan Fisher has done me something very enlightening. pic.twitter.com/BLLRxMTaHH
— Slinky Dinky (@Riece_Ranchoa) December 1, 2018
@Boehringer I was contacted via @googlehangouts_ James claimed HR Hiring Manager and Charlotte was the Supervisor for Payroll Officer Team. They were working with 4 others to do a group hiring event. They had emails using your domain #Scam pic.twitter.com/kjZJnZTOZl
— QKJJ–QueenJam&KingJerry (@QUEENANDKINGJJ) December 6, 2018
@_NYUIT when will Google Hangouts Chat be rolled out? There’s this error message when I tried to login #cc @nyutorchtech pic.twitter.com/5TYJ4pcPLY
— Edward Lim Junhao (@BarbarianEd) December 9, 2018