Samsung Android

Google Voice removes Smart Reply on Android and iOS


After introducing the feature last February, Google Voice for Android and iOS have removed Smart Reply suggestions that appeared at the bottom of messages.

This straightforward feature looked at the last received message and suggested up to three contextual replies. These pills would appear above the “Type a message” field with the Smart Reply immediately sending on tap. 

Release notes for Google Voice on the Play Store and App Store confirm the removal: “Smart reply is no longer supported.” There’s no other explanation, and this appears to be a server-side change, as I no longer see Smart Replies before (version 2022.12.26) the latest Google Voice update (2023.01.09). 

You still get Smart Reply suggestions as part of notifications, but that’s an Android capability. It’s possible that Google sees them as a system-level feature rather than something to be implemented on an app-by-app basis. Smart Replies remain available in Google Messages, Gmail, and even Google Docs comments.

It’s a curious removal and could be due to Google seeing Voice as an enterprise calling service first that’s geared towards businesses and retail/stores. Texting might not be a priority as seen with the continued lack of RCS support.

More on Google Voice:

Check out 9to5Google on YouTube for more news:

You’re reading 9to5Google — experts who break news about Google and its surrounding ecosystem, day after day. Be sure to check out our homepage for all the latest news, and follow 9to5Google on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn to stay in the loop. Don’t know where to start? Check out our exclusive stories, reviews, how-tos, and subscribe to our YouTube channel

The post Google Voice removes Smart Reply on Android and iOS first appeared on

New reasons to get excited everyday.

Get the latest tech news delivered right in your mailbox

Google Voice removes Smart Reply on Android and iOS

5 Reasons Why You Should Try Online Horse Race Betting

In many places around the world, horse races are an attraction that a lot of people love to watch. With the fast-paced action and thrill that each game provides, it is no longer surprising to know that millions of fans have grown fond of it.
Google Voice removes Smart Reply on Android and iOS

NordLayer — more than a business VPN

Cybersecurity threats have become vast and more sophisticated. The rate of malware attacks and malicious activity counts within seconds despite the size or sector the organization belongs to — no one is safe enough to expect that foe actors will bypass vital company resources.

Google Voice removes Smart Reply on Android and iOSGoogle Voice removes Smart Reply on Android and iOS

You may also like

Notify of
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
* Popular *
Would love your thoughts, please comment.x