NIXSolutions: Google Introduces Chat with Gemini AI in Messages

Google has introduced a new feature allowing select beta program participants to engage in chat with the large Gemini AI language model directly within the Google Messages app. This enhancement brings forth opportunities for users to compose text messages, brainstorm ideas, plan events, or simply engage in casual conversation with the AI assistant.

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Requirements for Access

To access this feature, individuals must meet specific criteria:

  1. Compatible Device: Participants must possess a compatible Android phone, including Pixel 6 or later, Pixel Fold, Samsung Galaxy S22 or later, or Samsung Galaxy Z Flip or Z Fold.
  2. Language Compatibility: The primary language on the device must be English (or French for Canadian residents).
  3. App Version: Users must have the latest version of the Google Messages app installed on their device.
  4. Google Account: A personal Google account without third-party administrators, such as family groups or Google Workspace, is required.
  5. Age Limit: Participants must be at least 18 years old.
  6. Active RCS Chats: The option for active RCS chats must be enabled.
Engaging with Gemini AI

Upon selection for the testing program, users will find the Gemini chat either listed in their message inbox or accessible through the “Start Chat” button. Upon initial use, the app provides instructions on how to utilize this feature effectively. Once configured, users can engage directly with Gemini AI, similar to interacting with an AI assistant website. Correspondence with Gemini is stored for 72 hours, with options for manual clearing or deleting individual requests available within the account settings, notes NIXSolutions.

In conclusion, Google’s integration of Gemini AI into the Messages app offers an exciting opportunity for select beta testers to explore the capabilities of conversational AI. As the testing phase progresses, we’ll keep you updated on any developments and enhancements to this feature.