Google Messages: this very practical new feature finally arrives in France – Frandroid

The Magic Compose feature, which allows Google Messages to respond to messages on your behalf, is gradually arriving in France.

The Google Messages application // Source: Frandroid

Last May, the Mountain View company unveiled many new features related to generative AI for its various Android services and applications during its Google I/O conference. One of them was able to make an impression on Google Messages. It was Magic Compose, a feature for automatically formulating a response in a specific playful, dramatic, excited, or lyrical tone.

Android Google dates its IO novelties FrandroidAI will arrive in Google Messages // Source: Google

Similar to what the Google keyboard can offer when you write an answer, it is then Google’s generative AI that takes the context into account and offers you multiple answers with different lexical fields classified by tabs. However, at the time of Magic Compose’s announcement last May, the feature was only announced for American users of Google’s messaging application. As the site 9to5Google reports, use now appears to have begun in the United Kingdom, but also in France.

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Specifically, to use Magic Compose in Google Messages, users can select the bubble icon at the bottom of the text field. From there, several suggestions are made for more or less detailed answers. In addition to these basic suggestions, if text has already been entered in the reply box, you can tap the speech bubble to change the tone of the already written message.

A gradual deployment, initially only in beta version

Google says that messages sent through Magic Compose are based on the context of the conversation, but that the messages are not stored on its servers after they are used.

However, to use Magic Compose in French, you must use the Google Messages applications and the Carrier Services application in beta. As is often the case with the rollout of new features at Google, deployment will be gradual and based on available space.