What led to Google's removal of the smart reply feature from voice?
Delhi : On iOS and Android, Google's Voice app no longer has the Smart Reply function. When using the functionality, a user would be presented with up to three possible responses after analyzing a message.
The removal is confirmed in the most recent release notes for Google Voice. Google deleted the feature without providing a justification and just stated, "Smart Reply is no longer supported."
All versions of the Voice app have lost it, indicating that it was likely a server-side modification.
However, because Smart Reply is an Android-wide feature, users will still be able to view suggestions in notifications.
It's probable that the tech giant wants to keep the capability on Android across the board rather than for each individual app. It might also be considering making it just available to users of its Enterprise subscription.
Why the firm would go through the bother of removing Smart Reply from an app is even more puzzling given that it will still be available on Google Messages, Gmail, and Google Docs.
Another factor might be that Google prioritizes Voice as a calling service before it becomes a messaging platform.