Google's Inbox Email App Can Suggest Responses
Google today said an update to its Inbox email application will make it possible to (almost) automatically respond to emails. A new feature called Smart Reply will suggest up to three responses to emails based on the content within. Users need only select the appropriate automatically-generated response and move on. For emails that require a longer, more measured response, Smart Reply will still offer several suggestions to get you started. Google says the feature is powered by machine learning, which recognizes which emails need responses and suggests the most relevant set of possible replies. Google says Smart Reply will get better the more people use the feature. Inbox is an alternate to Gmail and is free to download from the Google Play Store and iTunes App Store.
Smart Replies Headed to Gmail
Google today said Gmail will soon support smart replies, or automatic responses to emails. The tool is being carried over from Google's Allo messaging application.
Project Fi Subscribers Gain Smart Replies in Android Messages App
Google today said it is bringing the smart reply feature from its Gmail app to the Android Messages app. The tool automatically generates several responses to incoming messages, which users can select and send with a single tap.
Inbox from Google Better Manages Events and Links
Google today updated its Inbox service with features that should help people keep track of events, newsletters, and web links with less fuss. Google says Inbox will now cluster emails regarding a single event together and always display the most up-to-date information in an easy-to-glance format.
Google Adds Master Inbox View to Gmail for Android
Google today updated its Gmail application for Android devices with the ability to see all emails from various accounts in a single, master inbox. Using the new "All Inboxes" option will lump together emails from Gmail, Yahoo, Outlook, and IMAP/POP accounts into a single view.
Google Improves Inbox Search
Google today updated its Inbox application with new search tools that should make certain types of information easier to find. For example, when searching for a tracking number Inbox will automatically find tracking numbers buried within emails and show the numbers and the corresponding messages at the top of search results.