Google has launched Magic Compose, an experimental feature for its Google Messages app, aimed at improving the text composition experience for users. Magic Compose leverages the power of artificial intelligence to offer stylish and contextual suggestions when composing posts.
Originally announced in early May and officially unveiled at Google I/O 2023, Magic Compose is now live, bringing the magic of AI to text messaging. Currently the feature is available for RCS (Rich Communication Services) conversations in the Messages app.
To enable Magic Compose, users can go to the app’s Settings menu and enable the feature if it’s available for their account. Once activated, Magic Compose presents users with suggestions that can be used to initiate a discussion or rewrite messages. in different tones and styles. By tapping the pencil icon next to typed text, users can choose from seven different styles: Remix, Enthusiastic, Chill, Shakespeare, Lyrical, Formal, and Short.
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Magic Compose will send your messages to Google
While Magic Compose offers handy options for composing messages, there is one notable downside. This is because using the feature breaks end-to-end encryption (E2EE) as it sends up to 20 previous messages to Google’s servers to generate replies. Nevertheless, Google assures users that these messages are quickly disposed of, with no data storage or use for training artificial intelligence models.
When Magic Compose is first launched, users will find a spark icon in the text field of an RCS chat. Tapping this icon prompts users to “Try it out”, allowing them touse the answer suggestions provided by the AI-powered feature. Users can also customize suggestions or their own text by selecting one of seven available styles.
For now, Google has rolled out Magic Compose as a priority for Google One premium subscribers in the US who are also part of the Messages beta program on the Play Store.
It’s worth noting that Google isn’t the only tech company exploring AI-based text composition. SwiftKey, Microsoft’s keyboard app, has introduced a similar feature that allows users to compose text messages and emails with message suggestions and possibility of modifying their tone, format and length.