Upcoming Update Will Augment Messaging App & Google Assistant Integration

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Upcoming Update Will Augment Messaging App & Google Assistant Integration

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With an upcoming update, Google assistant will show relevant suggestions about the subject of the message while it is being typed. The assistant will look for keywords in the message which with the help of AI algorithms will be used to populate the suggestions. One such example of this feature could be suggesting reviews of a particular place or destination that is being talked about in the message. Not just this, Google will also introduce 7 new Indic languages to its Google Assistant. Doing so will enable support for Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil, and Urdu. Also, the AI model of the Assistant will be more suited to a higher number of users.

About The Update

The Android Messages application is preinstalled on nearly all Android smartphones, so integration with such an application would be fairly easier. Smart texting has been around for a while now. Links inserted in text messages automatically show web previews whenever an internet connection is available. Google posted that this feature can be used with any device that uses Android (even Go editions), iOS and KaiOS.

Google Assistant Integration

The Google Assistant integration is also seen in other Google apps like Maps, where drivers can get hands-free instructions regarding which directions to follow, making calls and read out texts. Similarly, the Android Messages app will rely on AI to provide suggestions that can make texting easier. It displays the information as a ‘suggestion chip’, and the user can click on it and just add that piece of info to the message. 

Platform Support

Google has also brought Voice Typing on KaiOS, which can help translate speech to text conveniently. As mentioned before, the multilingual support will help the Assistant to improve support for multiple dialects and accents. Apart from Indic languages, Google Assistant also adds support for bilingual talkback, with language support choices from Korean, Hindi, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish and Dutch.

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Users can soon install the update rolling out to their devices. Let us know what you think about these features in the comments below.

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