Google brings his assistant to your text messages
New entries have been found for your phone.
The company is adding Google Assistant to the Android News app, making Google's SMS app more like the now-defunct Allo messaging app.
By changing the Google Assistant's suggestions in your "inject" conversations – no "hello Google," command is required. For example, if you and a friend are chatting about a movie, the assistant might suggest a card with seasons. The same applies to weather conditions, location information and other details that you would normally depend on Google search.
If you're familiar with this, it's probably because Google Assistant's Allo, Google's first messaging app, works like a wizard. However, there is one important difference between Google Assistant in Android Messages and Allo.
Users Need to Ask a Question to Google In the middle of their conversation, which was awkward and maybe a bit scary. Instead of this messy experience, Google Assistant's suggestions in Android messages are proactive suggestions that appear when the app detects that you may want more information about a specific topic. If you decide to pass it on, it simply appears as a map with more information and not as a third party in your conversation.
The experience is "almost like a smarter answer," says Google Huffman's Vice President of Engineering, who acknowledges that Google "made some mistakes" when implementing Assistant in Allo.
"This is a pretty different model," he said. "This is something that exists on my phone, but I can feed information if it makes sense."