New Android Auto update provides message response with a single tap

We first reported in December that Google added the ability to let Android Auto users respond to text messages with a single tap using Google Assistant and Smart Reply. The feature is now being rolled out in a limited way and confirmed as part of the latest beta version of Android Auto.

If you have beta version 7.6.1215 of Android Auto installed, you should have access to suggested answers. The prompt will appear after Google Assistant has read your incoming message, after which you will have the option of a suggested response. Of course, the answers will vary and may not be the most useful, but there is at least one type of option that allows you to communicate with just a single tap. Once you have selected a reply, press and your message will be sent using your default messaging app.

If you are interested in this feature, make sure that you have previously registered in the beta version, download the latest available version and try it yourself. Hopefully this will be available as a general release, giving more Android Auto users a safer and faster option when responding while on the go.

What’s ahead? Google I / O 2022 is just around the corner, which is intended to be a hybrid event where personal participation is limited to Google employees and partners only. Fortunately, even if you are not a Google employee or partner, you will still be able to participate by participating virtually in the event. Remember to sign up for the event and it can currently be done at no cost.

Google I / O 2022 will be held on May 11 and May 12 at the Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View, California. We expect to hear more about what Google has planned for its next iteration of Android, along with the possibility of new hardware, like the recently leaked Pixel Watch.

Source: 9to5Google