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June 2012 - October 2018


Reply is an app out of Google’s Area 120 incubator. It brings smart responses to your favorite messaging apps as well as other smart features

reply Stories October 10, 2018

Earlier this year, Google’s internal Area 120 incubator unveiled Reply as a smart response toolbar appended to notifications on Android. In an email today, Google revealed that it is ending the experiment.

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reply Stories May 11, 2018

Last month, we spotted Reply working on a new smart toolbar to compliment its existing set of smart messaging response capabilities. That update is rolling out now to the beta along with a new general redesign for the app and service.

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reply Stories April 28, 2018

One of Android P’s highlight features is a revamp to notifications with inline images and smart reply. Meanwhile on a parallel track, Google’s Area 120 incubator recently released Reply, which adds similar smart suggestions to all apps, among other intelligent features. An upcoming update might make notifications even more powerful on Android P.

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reply Stories February 21, 2018

For some time now, Google has been adding quick responses to its apps such as Gmail and Allo. But a new app out of Google’s Area 120 called Reply brings smart quick responses to all of your favorite messaging apps.

In your opinion, are quick responses like those created by Reply a useful tool or just a tactic for lazy messaging?

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reply Stories February 20, 2018

We all get a ton of notifications every day, and a vast majority of them come from messaging apps. In the past year or so, Google has made strides in making it easier to reply to emails with “Smart Replies,” and made that same tech available to the likes of Android Messages. Now, after being announced a couple of weeks ago, “Reply” is bringing that same functionality to your notifications.

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Reply, Area 120’s smart quick response application, is available to download

Earlier this month, Area 120, Google’s in-house incubator, sent out an email asking for beta testers for a new app called ‘Reply.’ Now, just a week later, the smart quick response app’s APK has leaked online for all to enjoy…

reply Stories February 13, 2018

Some of Google’s apps like Hangouts let you quickly send a response right from its notification. A new app created by Google’s Area 120 incubator called ‘Reply,’ is currently in beta and gives you smart reply options for most messaging services…

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reply Stories August 6, 2014

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In an announced by Facebook’s Ian Lake, an updated version of Messenger, version 9, will include lots of new Android Wear focused improvements. First on the list is voice replies. The update includes the ability to tap the reply button when a message comes in, and speak what you want to say. Also included is the ability to mute a conversation directly from a Wear device.

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reply Stories March 28, 2013

Gmail’s new compose window rolling out as default for all users starting today

We told you in October that Google began to test a redesigned compose and reply window in Gmail for a number of users. Google was previously allowing users to opt in and out of using the new feature that lets users compose and reply to multiple messages at once while still navigating the inbox. The company announced today that it is beginning to roll out the feature as the default for all users:

In addition to telling us what you love about the new compose experience (like how much easier it is to multitask!) you’ve also been sending us helpful suggestions for what features you’d like to see added. As a result of your input, we’re now ready to introduce the new compose experience as the default for everyone. We’re looking forward to hearing what you think!

The new compose experience will be available as default to all users in the next few days. Google didn’t’ specify whether users will still be able to switch back to the old compose style.

reply Stories June 21, 2012

In a post on the Android Developers blog, Google today outlined how it will be improving the ability for developers and app users to connect with one another through Google Play. Starting with an initial rollout today for Top Developers, devs will now have the ability to reply to user reviews from within the Google Play Android Developer Cosnole:

Developers can gather additional information, provide guidance, and — perhaps most importantly — let users know when their feature requests have been implemented…We’ll also notify the user who wrote the review via email that the developer has responded. Users can then contact the developer directly if additional followup is needed or update their review.

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