How to Get Access to Google Magic Compose for Messages with beta program

We have seen so many tools out there that are powered by Artificial Intelligence (AI). Slowly, the big tech brands are now incorporating AI into their products and services. The race to be the best service with AI integration has already begun. Google’s Bard AI also made its debut to all users around the world. Now, the very same Bard AI by Google will help you to improve your conversation tone in Google’s own Messages app.

Google wants to make sure that a lot of users, especially Android users make use of the RCS service that is available only on the Messages app by Google. This new AI feature for the Message app is called Magic Compose. The service is currently in its beta stage and is available to a limited number of users.

Magic Compose Beta: What is it and How to get it?

As we stated above, Magic Compose will help you draft better messages when you are sending texts via RCS in the Messages app. As of now, this new feature is available only to those who are subscribed to Google One and only for users in the United States.

Magic Compose will give you a number of suggestions that you can simply tap to send to the receiver via RCS. With such suggestions, you will be able to send messages quickly. This is great for those who are traveling around and have no time to type out a whole text.

Magic Compass: How and Who Gets It?

Magic Compass is currently in beta and is available to a limited number of users. Here are the criteria that you need to meet if you want to make use of Magic Compose via the Messages app.

  • You need to be a Google One Premium member
  • Should have installed the beta version of the Messages app
  • The user needs to be 18 years and older
  • Available for Android devices with US English as the device language
  • Only for users with SIM cards from the US
  • Not for users who have devices running on Android Go
  • Has RCS enabled in the Messages app

Join Messages Beta Testing

Since it’s criteria to have the beta version of the Messages app installed let’s take a look at how you can join the beta version of the Messages app.

  1. Launch the Google Play Store app on your Android device.
  2. Tap on the search bar and type in Messages.
  3. When you see the Messages app with the blue icon, tap on it.
  4. Now, scroll down to the bottom where it says Join the Beta.
  5. Tap on Join Beta. In a few moments, the Play Store will tell you that there is an update available for the Messages app.
  6. Download the update to install the beta version of the Messages app.

Enable RCS Messages in Messages App

To make use of the Magic Compose feature, you need to be making use of RCS messaging. Regular carrier-based text messaging will not work with Magic Compose. Here are the steps to enable RCS Messages in the Messages app.

  1. Launch the Messages app on your Android device.
  2. Tap on your profile picture icon at the top right corner.
  3. Choose Message Settings.
  4. Now, tap on RCS Chats and then make sure to have RCS Chats set to On.

Enable Magic Compose and AI Suggestions

Now that you have enrolled in the beta version of the Messages app and meet all the criteria to get access to Magic Compose, it’s time to see how you can enable Magic Compose in the Messages app. Do note that it can take a good amount of time for users to get access to Magic Compose hence, patience is key.

How to Get Access to Google Magic Compose for Messages

How to Enable Magic Compose in the Messages App

  1. Launch the Messages app on your Android device.
  2. Open a chat screen to begin an RCS conversation.
  3. You can easily identify if the current chat is an RCS conversation as it will display RCS Message in the compose row.
  4. Now, tap on the Message Suggestion icon.
  5. Next, tap on Try It to try out and use Magic Compose.
  6. If you don’t want to use it, simply tap on No Thanks.

Get Message Suggestions From Magic Compose

Now that you have enabled Magic Compose, you can easily make use of the message suggestions that will be displayed thanks to Google’s Bard AI.

  1. Launch the Messages app on your Android device.
  2. Open and start an RCS conversation.
  3. Tap on the Message Suggestions icon.
  4. You will now see a number of suggestions.
  5. Tap on the suggestion that you wish to choose.
  6. Finally, tap on the send button to send the text to the receiver via RCS Chat.
  7. If you want to rewrite a suggestion, tap on Rewrite Suggestions and then choose the new suggestion that you want to use.

What Data Is Used By Google

Because everyone is concerned about privacy and what data companies will be using, Google has put out a list of data it will use. Check it out.

  • 20 Previous Messages
  • Emojis Used
  • Image Captions
  • Message Reactions
  • Voice Transcription
  • Website URLs

Apart from what is being sent, these are the following items that will not be sent to Google.

  • Images
  • Messages with Attachments
  • Voice Messages

This concludes the guide on how you can easily join Magic Compose, make use of the service as well as know what type of data is being sent and not sent to Google. Granted the magic Compose feature is only available to a limited number of users. However, we can hope to see this feature being rolled out to other non-Google One subscribers as well as other users from around the world.

Have you got access to Magic Compose? If so, do let us know your thoughts about this new service.

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