Source: Bringing Smart Reply to Hangouts Chat from Google Cloud
Work doesn’t always happen at the office—many employees collaborate on-the-go. Whether you’re traveling between business meetings, checking email from an appointment, or heading home on your commute, it’s important for technology to make it easier to stay connected with colleagues.
That’s why earlier this year, we made Hangouts Chat generally available in G Suite. Chat is a messaging platform that helps teams collaborate and stay connected on projects. Today, we’re helping you reply to messages even quicker by bringing Smart Reply to Chat.
You may recognize Smart Reply from Gmail, which uses sophisticated machine intelligence to propose responses that help you reply to email conversations quickly. Thanks to similar technology, now you’ll be able to do the same thing in chat threads within Chat. Simply select one of three response options surfaced in a chat or customize your response before you click send.
Getting started in Hangouts Chat
If you’re new to Chat, it’s a great way to communicate with your teams at work. With dedicated, virtual rooms that house projects over time, you can message teammates directly and collaborate in group conversations.
Here are a few reasons to try it out:
To try out Chat on web or mobile, download the app or simply go to chat.google.com to get started. If you use Classic Hangouts, don’t worry. Chat will automatically work with existing contacts when you download the app. Here’s a handy guide to help you get started (or you can cheat with this sheet).
Learn more about Chat from Google Cloud Next ‘18: