Google announced on Tuesday that its Smart Reply feature for Inbox is now available on the web. This functionality helps Gmail users save time by suggesting up to three possible responses to their emails so they don’t have to type a message each time they need to send a fast answer. Until now, the feature had only been available on mobile devices since it was launched on the Inbox app last year.
The Alphabet’s tech company said 10 percent of Inbox mobile users are taking advantage of the feature. We’ll see if desktop users give Smart Reply more use.
Inbox by Gmail often launches new functionalities to enhance the experience of users while managing their emails. With Smart Reply, people just have to click on the response they think is most suitable and tap reply to send. The quick messages feature offers are based on the emails the user receives, like yes or no reply. It depends on what the recipient said in their email.
Users are also able to edit the Smart Reply message to add something or make a few changes in order to better answer the email. Additionally, the service will learn over time which responses the user prefers. However, these automatic messages are not always accurate and suitable to what the user wants to say.
Other features to manage emails
Before Smart Reply’s launch on the web, Google released a “snooze” option for Inbox app users. This functionality enables them to choose when they would like to see the message again. They can snooze the email until “tomorrow,” “later this week,” “this weekend” or even “someday.” Users also have the option to select a customized date and time.
Inbox also labels emails and scans messages in order to offer smart actions based on the content of the texts. For instance, if a user buys an airline ticket, the service automatically adds it to their calendar and there is even a tap just for Trips. Meetings scheduled by email are also added to the calendar so people don’t miss anything.