Google's new messaging app now has a function that may inform what you are texting about and routinely recommend useful info — however Google says it is not studying your texts to do it (GOOG, GOOGL)

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  • On Monday, Google introduced that “over the approaching months,” Google Assistant integration is coming to the corporate’s latest textual content messaging app, Android Messages.
  • When customers are texting about eating places, motion pictures, or climate on Android Messages, Assistant will provide hyperlinks to extra info — which it calls “suggestion chips.” 
  • Google makes use of “on-device AI” to supply up the suggestion chips, and instructed Enterprise Insider in an announcement that the complete content material of textual content conversations is rarely despatched to Assistant.
  • The announcement alerts Google’s growing funding in Messages, because it plans to close down its sensible messaging app, Allo, in March. 

Google will quickly begin providing up film critiques and showtimes in your textual content message threads, however it says it is not studying your complete conversations to take action. 

On Monday, Google introduced that “over the approaching months,” a Google Assistant integration is coming to the corporate’s latest textual content messaging app, Android Messages.

When customers on Messages are texting about eating places, motion pictures, or climate, Assistant will provide hyperlinks to extra info — which it calls “suggestion chips.” These hyperlinks might help add to the dialog, like a restaurant evaluation when deciding on dinner plans. 

The function can be out there for customers all over the world, however supplied in English solely to begin. 

Google mentioned in its weblog publish that it makes use of “on-device AI” to supply up the suggestion chips, and instructed Enterprise Insider in an announcement that the complete content material of textual content conversations is rarely despatched to Assistant. Google mentioned that solely the data on the suggestion chips is shipped to Assistant as soon as a consumer clicks on the chip. 

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Android Messages update

The corporate says its “on-device” AI is comparable expertise to what it makes use of for “Good Reply” on Messages — the function additionally out there on Gmail that provides options for ending sentences and sending fast messages.   

The announcement alerts Google’s growing funding in Messages, because it plans to close down its sensible messaging app Allo in March. 

Learn extra: Google is shutting down its Allo messaging app for good

Messages is Google’s newest try at constructing a textual content messaging app that customers love. Up to now, it has been unsuccessful in constructing a breakaway hit, regardless of a number of makes an attempt: Google Buzz, Google Wave, Gchat — technically known as Google Speak— and shortly, Allo. All 4 apps at the moment are within the chat app graveyard.

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