Google has lastly began to roll out the beta of Magic Compose, its new Messages characteristic that makes use of AI that will help you write textual content messages. Nevertheless, as identified by Android Police, the characteristic comes with a reasonably large caveat: it should ship as much as “20 earlier messages” to Google’s servers to generate recommendations — even when you’re utilizing RCS with end-to-end encryption (E2EE).
Google outlines these circumstances on its Magic Compose help web page, noting that it’ll ship these messages, together with any included emoji, reactions, and URLs, to its servers to assist its AI craft an acceptable response. The corporate provides that it received’t ship any messages with attachments, voice messages, and pictures however notes “picture captions and voice transcriptions could also be despatched.”
Google first rolled out E2EE on the app in 2020 and made it obtainable for group chats late final 12 months. Toggling on the characteristic means third events — not even Google — will see your messages. Whereas utilizing Magic Compose with E2EE will ship your messages to Google’s servers, the corporate maintains that it nonetheless can’t truly learn them.
Google spokesperson Justin Rende additional clarified to The Verge that “dialog information utilized by Magic Compose shouldn’t be retained” and that “advised response outputs should not retained as soon as they’ve been offered to the consumer.” When you flip Magic Compose off, Google received’t ship your messages to its servers.
When you have entry to the characteristic, you’ll see a chat bubble subsequent to the app’s message composer. From there, you may choose a advised response after which proceed to rewrite the textual content utilizing varied preset types, like “chill,” “excited,” or “Shakespeare.” The characteristic solely appears to be obtainable with RCS messages for now, and there’s no phrase on when it’d help SMS / MMS.
Microsoft additionally rolled out the same characteristic in its keyboard app, SwiftKey. This lets you choose the Bing icon throughout the app’s toolbar to compose textual content messages and emails, in addition to change the tone, format, and size of the advised messages.