New suggestions with quick answers have started to appear in WhatsApp, but no thanks to an update to the popular messaging app, but to one Update of Google. Thanks to Gboard and the Android System Intelligence component, Google is making WhatsApp smarter.
This is not the first time that Google has added smart features to WhatsApp. A few versions ago Android added these quick responses to notifications, but now it has gone a step further and has integrated them into the keyboard.
How WhatsApp smart replies would work for Android
When chatting on WhatsApp, when you open the keyboard to reply, now you can see suggestions with possible answers, always based on the context of the conversation, as happened for several years in the ads.
Tapping on a smart reply will paste it into the input box so you can send a message, or type something else. Smart Replies are not sent automatically after typing to prevent them from being sent by mistake.
If a tip is held down, it will be seen that this intelligent feedback has been generated by the Android systemgiving us direct access to the settings to deactivate said function.
This feature is called keyboard tips and is responsible for displaying smart reply options and pasting suggestions into Applications compatible. If disabled, you won’t be able to see these suggestions in all apps.
Gboard Smart Answers a phased rollout has begun on all devices that support the component Android System Intelligence.
More features coming to WhatsApp very soon
Although most of the functionality has been tested by users registered in the WhatsApp beta program, WABetaInfo, a portal specialized in this application, has found clues about other platform tools that will be on the instant messaging app soon.
All the news that will arrive in the next updates of the instant messaging service will be available for iPhone, Android and pc.
1. Emoticons to react to WhatsApp
iMessage, FacebookMessenger and Instagram already have this function, and Goal will add emoticons to reply to messages that people send and receive on WhatsApp.
To use it, you will have to press the message in question and then slide your finger on the emoticon you want to use. The reaction will be seen for everyone and will appear under text or images.
2. Communities will appear in WhatsApp
Another novelty that the instant messaging application incorporates is the creation of communities within groups.
In this way, the members of the aforementioned spaces will be able to create multiple channels with different themes, similar to the Discord.
3. Decide who can see your WhatsApp statuses
WhatsApp statuses are receiving a privacy feature that will allow you to choose which contacts cannot see your stories.
4. Group administrators will be able to delete messages sent by chat members
Messaging app developers are working on a new chat feature for group admins. This will allow the group creator delete messages sent by other members.
In this way, administrators have more control over what is shared in the WhatsApp group. When a message is deleted, the following note appears: “This has been deleted by the administrator”.
5. Contact information search shortcut
Meta will add a search field next to the video call information section.
This option will act as a search summary in the Contact Information section. Similarly, it will also work to find any messages you have sent or received with this feature.