Gmail Smart Reply: What You Need to Know
By Matt Shelar
The times they are a-changinâ€™ â€” but for the better!
In their continuous effort to better the user experience, Google recently released their newest feature for Inbox by Gmail: Gmail Smart Reply.
Itâ€™s yet another advancement in Googleâ€™s â€œAI firstâ€� initiative â€” a concept that, while still hard to explicitly nail down, pretty much means Google is moving more and more towards the machine learning what will make its usersâ€™ lives easier and easier.
But donâ€™t worry, weâ€™re a LONG way from the birth of Skynet.
What is Gmail Smart Reply?
Gmail Smart Reply is a feature exclusive to the Inbox by Gmail mobile app, which uses machine learning (deep learning to be specific) to generate applicable (and common) response options for the emails that its user receives.
To put it another way, this feature is an autocorrect tool not for words but for ENTIRE email responses.
Take a look at these two examples:
These emails are similarly worded, but each asks different questionsâ€¦ and because of that, they have different sets of reply options.
How does Gmail Smart Reply Work?
The concept is simple.
You open an email from your boss, spouse, doctor, etc., in the middle of a work day and there are three replies to choose from â€” all of which Gmail Smart Reply has determined are appropriate responses, based off of your email behavior.
Why is Gmail Smart Reply Important to You?
In a world where the average adult receives 121 emails a day (over half of which are statistically checked on a mobile device), itâ€™s no secret that thereâ€™s a lot of crap to sort through in your inbox.
But what about the emails you want to respond to? Better yet, what about the emails you want to respond to, but donâ€™t have the time or headspace to respond to?
Think about itâ€¦
No matter how diligent you are with checking your inbox, thereâ€™s always AT LEAST one that falls through the cracks. But with Gmail Smart Reply, you read that email without having to formulate a new thought (which often is more work than we care to admit).
Instead, there are three options available to choose from, and tweak if necessary.
And the more you use it, the better it becomes at suggesting answers for you AND the more those answers reflect your emailing style.
For example, if youâ€™re more of a â€œThank you!â€� person than a â€œthanksâ€� person, Gmail Smart Reply will eventually recognize this behavior and reflect it in your answer bank. Itâ€™s small, but itâ€™s personalized.
And who doesnâ€™t want their voice to be heard?
How Do You Use Gmail Smart Reply?
You open the Inbox by Gmail app on your phone (because, again, Gmail Smart Reply is ONLY available in this mobile app), view whichever email youâ€™d like, and the available replies show up automatically.
You donâ€™t even have to hit the â€œReplyâ€� button. Once you select a response, it opens the reply email for you, from where you can either click â€œSendâ€� or …read more
Read more here:: digitalmarketer.com