Smart Reply for Android Messages begins appearing for T-Mobile customers


Google has been steadily rolling out its Smart Reply feature to different services, like Allo, Inbox, and Gmail, and earlier this year it became available in Android Messages, too. At that time, only Project Fi customers could access the feature, but it looks like T-Mobile customers may also be getting it now.

Some T-Mobile customers on Reddit say that Smart Reply appeared for them in Android Messages this week. The devices that’ve gotten the feature so far include a OnePlus 6, an LG V30, Pixel XL, and a Nexus 6.

When asked about this expanded rollout, Google told me that “this update will be rolling out to everyone in the latest version of the app (not limited to T-Mobile).”


The Android Messages app received an update yesterday that you should grab if you haven’t already done so. Google does have a history of slowly rolling out new features, so don’t fret if it hasn’t yet appeared on your device.

With Smart Reply, Google analyzes your conversation and serves up three contextual responses that you can use to quickly reply to your incoming text. It’s a nifty feature that can help you save some time and is a nice benefit of using Google’s own Android Messages app for your texting needs. If you get Smart Reply and decide that you don’t care for it, you can disable the feature.

Has Smart Reply appeared for you inside the Android Messages app?

Via: Reddit

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  • riverhorse

    I already got it. MetroPCS. Cheap phone. Android 7.0

  • steveb944

    I’m still running stock messaging due to RCS/Advanced Messaging.

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  • Jake Fitzpatrick

    I have been thinking about switching from the stock android app on my Note 8 to this app – would people recommend it?

    • patkoscsaba

      Yeah. I switched about half a year ago. Note 8. Works very well, and RCS works as well (messaging over WiFi/Mobile Data instead of plain SMS).
      I can’t wait for the web client… which should be out soon, hopefully.

    • riverhorse

      Yah. I’d also recommend the other two counterparts – Phone n Contacts. They tie in well with each other and with all the new Android features such as what’s mentioned in this article.

      • imcdona

        Are you saying Google provides a replacement for the default phone app on the Note 8? What’s it called? Can you paste a link to the app?

  • Sean sorlie

    This is an awesome feature. It started for me a couple days ago.

  • Paul Hansen

    Sadly my pixel 2 xl doesn’t show this yet on TMO

    • riverhorse

      Bigger shame is none of the Google phones have supported all the Tmo bands and other network innovations.
      Don’t know why Google insists on Verizon chumminess.

      • Paul Hansen

        Couldn’t agree more. Sadly it’s all contracts and $$$. VZW pays to be the exclusive carrier and probably threatens to not carry the phone if Google doesn’t renew the contract. So rather than risk losing the “largest” carrier, they cave and take the guaranteed money. This is basically what was happening with Apple back in the day with ATT until Apple had enough demand to give ATT the finger. Sadly, pixels dont have that kind of demand (yet).

  • Alex Pilaia

    anyone know the version number of messages that starts supporting this? I have 3.2.042.. or anyone know of the APK link?

  • Tim Friedlander

    Getting it on my G7 here in LA since the beginning of the week.