Compiled by: Sharya Sharma
Last updated: June 27, 2023, 4:39 PM IST
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At Google I/O 2023, Google announced its generative AI-powered ‘Magic Compose’ feature for Google Messages. This feature can generate contextually relevant responses and offers several improvements over the Smart Compose feature. It makes it easier to send text messages and takes most of the hassle out of the process.
Magic Compose analyzes your last 20 messages in a chat to generate relevant answers based on context. However, the feature has been criticized by experts and fans alike for sending the last 20 messages to Google’s server, even though they are end-to-end encrypted.
Google Magic Compose: Who Can Use It?
But before we see how to enable the feature, keep in mind that the feature is currently in beta testing and you’ll need to sign up for the Google Messages beta program to access it. Google notes that Google One Premium members in the Messages beta program will have priority as more spots become available. The feature is currently only available for Android phones with US SIM cards.
Google is reportedly gradually expanding Magic Compose’s availability, which means more users, possibly even outside the US, will soon be able to use the feature.
How to enable Magic Compose on Android?
- Open the Google Messages app on your Android phone.
- Then open or create an RCS conversation.
- Tap Suggested Messages, then tap Try It.
After enabling the Magic Compose feature, you will receive message suggestions; ergo, during conversations you will see a variety of new suggestions based on what you have previously sent. You can also rewrite the suggestions using different style options such as: Remix, Excited, Chill, Shakespeare, Lyrical, Formal and Short.
Google has also unveiled other AI-powered features, such as “Help me write” for Gmail. The feature was only available to Google Workspace Labs users on desktops, but earlier this month Google began rolling it out to Gmail for Android and iOS for testers enrolled in the Workspace Labs program.