Google launched beta of Magic Compose that uses AI to write messagestext_fields
San Francisco: The beta version of Google's 'Magic Compose' function, which employs AI (artificial intelligence) to assist users in text message composition, is now starting to be made available to users.
This function, which is still in beta, is only available to American Android phone users who are 18 years old or older who speak English.
According to Android Police, Google wants to use this capability to enhance users' texting by integrating the AI chatbot Bard into its messaging app.
According to Google's support page, Magic Compose appears to be limited to RCS conversations in the Messages app.
Users who have access to this feature will need to enable it from the app's Settings menu.
By tapping the pencil icon next to typed text, users will be able to use Magic Compose's suggestions to start a chat or rewrite their message in different tones and styles.
Magic Compose currently supports seven styles -- Remix, Excited, Chill, Shakespeare, Lyrical, Formal, and Short.
However, the feature comes with a significant cation as it will send up to "20 previous messages" to Google's servers in order to generate suggestions even if you use RCS with end-to-end encryption (E2EE).
These messages are then discarded, with Google not storing any data or using it for training its AI models.
"Up to 20 previous messages, including emojis, reactions, and URLs, are sent to Google's servers and only used to make suggestions relevant to your conversation," Google mentioned.
With inputs from IANS