Google Launches Magic Compose Beta

Google launches Magic Compose beta, but it, however, sends your messages directly to Google. The tech giants have revealed that its AI-powered Magic Compose will send up to ’20 previous messages’ to Google’s servers in order to easily generate suggestions.

Google Magic Compose Beta

Google Magic Compose Beta

Google finally has begun to roll out the beta of Magic Compose, which is its new Messages feature that makes use of AI to help you write text messages. However, as already pointed out by Android Police, the said feature comes with a pretty big caveat in the sense that it will send up to “20 previous messages” to Google’s servers in order to generate suggestions, even in the event that you are making use of RCS with end-to-end encryption (E2EE).

Google however outlines these very conditions on its Magic Compose support page, thus noting that it will send these messages, alongside any included emoji, reactions, and URLs, to its servers to effectively help its AI in crafting out an appropriate response. The company further adds that it will not send any messages with attachments, voice messages, and images but however, notes that “image captions and voice transcriptions may be sent.”

Google Rolled Out E2EE on the App Back In 2020

Google initially rolled out E2EE on the app back in 2020 and then made it available for group chats late in the previous year. Toggling on the feature simply means that third parties and not even Google will get to see your messages. While making use of Magic Compose with E2EE will send your messages directly to Google’s servers, the company has now maintained that it still can’t actually read them.

What Google Has To Say about the New Development

Justin Rende, Google spokesperson further clarified to The Verge that “conversation data used by Magic Compose is not retained” and also, that “suggested response outputs are not retained once they’ve been provided to the user.” And once you turn Magic Compose off, Google will not send your messages to its servers.

Magic Compose as you should know is just one of the many AI-powered features that Google showed off at its I/O event in the early parts of this month. And according to Google, you can easily use the feature to reply to text messages simply by using “stylized, suggested responses with the context of your messages.” The said feature is at the moment rolling out to users in the Google Messages beta program.

How to Access the Feature

In the event that you have access to the feature, you will see a chat bubble right next to the message composer of the app. And from there, you can then pick a suggested response and then continue to rewrite the text by making use of various preset styles, such as “chill,” “excited,” or “Shakespeare.” The feature only seems to be available with RCS messages for the time being, and there is no word yet on when it might support SMS / MMS.

Microsoft has also rolled out a very similar feature in SwiftKey, its keyboard app. This very feature lets you to select the Bing icon that is within the toolbar of the app in composing text messages and emails, as well as change the tone, format, and even the length of the suggested messages.



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