How to Enable Smart Reply in Google Chat

Quick and easy-to-follow guide for Google Chat users

What is Smart Reply in Google Chat

  • When replying to someone in Google Chat, you can get automatic suggestions based on the content of the last message sent in the chat by enabling Smart Reply.

How to enable or disable Smart Reply in Google Chat step-by-step with images

Step 1

How To Enable Smart Reply In Google Chat - Step 1

In Google Chat, click the Settings icon on the top right.

Step 2

How To Enable Smart Reply In Google Chat - Step 2

In the Smart Reply section, check the Enable smart reply on web and desktop box and click Done.

Step 3

How To Enable Smart Reply In Google Chat - Step 3

Now you’ll see smart reply suggestions just above the field where you type text in chats.

For example, based on the last message from Rocky Boy, we’re getting three suggestions:

“What do you want?”, “Yay!” and “Be right there!”. 

Click a suggestion to add it to the message field.

Step 4

How To Enable Smart Reply In Google Chat - Step 4

You don’t have to send the reply exactly as suggested. After clicking it, you can now edit it as you wish. When ready to send, press Enter or click the Send icon to the right.

Step 5

How To Enable Smart Reply In Google Chat - Step 5

There, we sent the smart reply.

How To Enable Smart Reply In Google Chat - Step 6

Now Rocky Boy, who also has smart reply enabled, sees three suggestions: “Okay!”, “Thank you!” and “Yay! See you soon!”.

How To Enable Smart Reply In Google Chat - Step 7

“YAY! FOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD!” would have been a better suggestion, but you can see that the smart reply feature is doing a decent job.

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