In recent years, Android has offered relevant suggestions across the OS. Pixel phones recently picked up the ability to suggest which chat screenshots should be sent.
Android 11 introduced a redesigned screenshot preview in the lower-left corner of your screen, and last year’s release added “capture more” buttons along with Share and Edit (with markup tools).
A new button for recent conversations – which Android is aware of at the OS-level (eg, the conversation widget) – is visible at the end of that tray (requires some scrolling). This includes the avatar/image used by the app (other than badging it) and the name. Tapping inserts the screenshot you just captured into the text field of that application.
Twice we’ve encountered, Android will offer screenshot suggestions if you have a recent – if not active – notification from that app. That said, the suggestion isn’t always from your most recent conversation, but certainly often is.
Our Pixel phones (running Android 12) started suggesting which chats to send screenshots to follow the latest Android System Intelligence update (version s.25) started widespread earlier this week. In theory, this feature could be available on any Android 12 device.
Apart from a glance and live captions, ASI is already responsible for related features such as:
- Smart Actions in Notifications, which adds action buttons to notifications that let you see directions to a location, track packages, add contacts, and more.
- Smart text selection across the system, making it easy to select and act on text; For example, you can long-click on an address to select it and tap on it to see directions.
- Linking text in apps.
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