As noted earlier, Gemini is set to arrive in Google Messages as a chatbot. It aims to assist users in drafting messages, brainstorming ideas, planning events or simply engaging in pleasant conversation.

“Gemini” will show up as a new conversation in Google Messages. It runs on Gemini 1.0 Pro and has been tweaked to offer shorter and more mobile-friendly answers.

In addition to answering questions and generating text, Gemini in Google Messages can generate images based on prompts. It also supports Gemini Extensions, providing access to Google Workspace services such as Gmail, Drive and Docs, as well as Maps, Flights, Hotels and YouTube. Although you can upload and ask about images with Gemini in Messages, voice memos are not enabled for these conversations.

Examples of quick questions to ask a Gemini on Google Messages

  1. Creative Writing Prompt: You’re a lone astronaut stationed on Mars, and you haven’t heard from Earth in weeks. Write a journal entry describing your thoughts, fears, and hopes for the future.

  2. Technical Writing Prompt: Explain the concept of blockchain technology in a simple and concise manner suitable for people with no prior knowledge of the subject.

  3. Information prompt: Research and write a summary of the potential advantages and disadvantages of self-driving cars.

  4. Argumentative prompt: Should social media platforms be held responsible for the content posted by their users? Explain your position with supporting arguments.

You have the option to long press on a Gemini reply in Google Messages to give it a thumbs up or thumbs down.

In terms of privacy, when you use Gemini in Google Messages, it works as a one-on-one conversation between you and the generative AI/LLM. It does not read any other conversations on your device and cannot be included in a group conversation. Interaction with Gemini is done through RCS, but it is important to note that there is no end-to-end encryption; you interact only with Google.

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The current Gemini Apps Activity setting remains applicable, allowing you to choose between a 3, 18 or 36 month retention period. If you prefer, you can turn off Gemini Apps Activity, resulting in chats being stored for only 72 hours. This gives users the flexibility to manage how long their Gemini chat activity is stored.

Gemini for availability of Google Messages and supported devices Gemini for Google Messages

Gemini’s rollout to Google Messages begins in open beta this week, initially available to a limited number of users before a wider release. To access Gemini, you must have one of the following devices:

– Pixel 6 or later
– Pixel Fold
– Samsung Galaxy S22 or later
– Samsung Galaxy Z Flip or Z Fold

Gemini in Google Messages will initially support English in most countries (over 165), with French support available for users in Canada. To test Gemini on Google Messages, you must participate in the beta program. Additionally, users must be over 18 years of age to use the Gemini feature.

Conclusion: An exciting new era of messaging Gemini for Google Messages

The arrival of Gemini in Messages signals a new era of communication. It enables users to explore creative writing prompts, brainstorm ideas, plan events, or simply enjoy engaging conversations, all within the familiar Google Messages interface. This integration offers a range of functionality beyond text interaction, including image generation and access to various Google services through extensions. Additionally, users have control over how long their chat activity is stored, ensuring privacy and flexibility. Google limited the initial rollout of Gemini to Google Messages. However, the potential of Gemini in Google Messages to transform the way we communicate is huge. This will pave the way for a more interactive and personalized messaging experience. As the feature evolves and becomes more widely available, we can expect even more exciting possibilities to emerge, redefining the future of mobile communication.

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