03 November 2020
Smart Compose feature that first came for Gmail users on Pixel 3 extended its reach across all Gmail users even further. Later on, Google expanded its use to Google Docs for G Suite accounts. And, now the same feature is rolling out on Gboard as well for quick responses.
The Smart Compose feature autocompletes the sentences using machine learning so that you need not have to type everything. It suggests you some words as you type using machine learning so that you can “choose” them to complete your reply. Yes, you are allowed to choose the suggested words for your reply and even edit them before sending them. The suggestions change dynamically with each added word and it encourages fast typing this way. You can swipe right on Android to select the words suggested by Smart Compose on Gboard.
The Smart Compose feature is now rolling out to the messaging services, starting with Google Messages, and some third-party apps as well like Telegram, and WhatsApp.
The tech publication 9to5Google notes that Smart Compose is available with the latest beta of Google’s keyboard app Gboard. Some users who are currently on version 184.108.40.2067844448 have seen it working on their Google Messages app.
It is possible that Smart Compose could further expand its reach across more messaging apps.
Let’s see when this feature comes for everyone on Android.