Android Messages will soon be joined by Google Assistant
We’ve continued to see Google Assistant pop up in more places and applications, and now, according to the company, Android users who use Android Messages (the standard message app on the platform) can expect to see the Assistant in the form of “chips” on the platform.
The new feature, set to release in the coming months for English users around the globe, will only have a small presence in the app at first, but if successful, will probably grow to include more options as users get more use out of it.
At first, Google Assistant will only pop up these suggestions chips when dealing with three subjects – movies, weather, and restaurants, three things most people find themselves discussing with friends and family.
It should be noted that these suggestions will be delivered from the user’s phone and is not being pulled from Google’s database, which should help quell any issues regarding privacy. That said, if you actually access any of these chips, then Google will receive that information and, in turn, have an idea of what you were talking about anyways.
Overall, it sounds like a pretty helpful feature, but it will be interesting to see what plans Google has for the feature and what other content will be available through the information chips in the Android Messages platform.
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