Setting Up Get-Togethers Through Text Just Got Easier
You have no excuse now (with Google's messaging app).
(SPOT.ph) One of the realities of "adulting" is the fact that once you and all your friends get jobs, it will become more and more difficult to set meetups. Still, that shouldn't stop you from trying. Google just introduced a new, artificial intelligence-powered feature for its official texting app—and it will make setting those much-needed get-togethers easier for you and your friends.
Over the next couple of months, Google will be integrating Google Assistant into the Messages app to make your conversations on Android devices smoother. The AI can detect cues from texts concerning movies, restaurants, and the weather—and it will start showing you suggestions so you can get more information without having to exit the app and manually look things up.
The suggestion chips will appear above the keyboard, which you can tap to get more information. We don't know yet how it works for restaurants and movies, but it's likely to show more details about the place or movie mentioned in the conversation. You can choose to tap the suggestion chip to learn more or even share the information in your chat.
In case it doesn't detect any cues but you need to look something up in the middle of a conversation, you can long press the Home button when you're using Messages—your Assistant will pop up to help you out.
For now, this helpful feature will only be available in English, but it will be rolled out globally over the coming months.