Saturday December 26, 2015

Google Plans New, Smarter Messaging App

If Hangouts and Messenger weren’t enough, Google plans to release yet another messaging appآ—one that will take and process your queries.

Google, a unit of Alphabet Inc., plans to integrate chatbots, software programs that answer questions inside a messaging app, the people familiar with the matter said. Users will be able to text friends or a chatbot, which will scour the Web and other sources for information to answer a question, those people said. It is unclear when Google will launch the service, or what it will be called. Also in doubt is whether the new approach will be more successful than the company’s prior efforts.

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