- Magic Compose, announced at I/O 2023, allows a creative AI to create messages in the Messages app.
- It’s now rolling out to users in the US with beta access.
- Android Authority. We’ll post about our access to the feature and our experience soon.
At Google I/O 2023, we heard many Googlers talk about generative AI and how it will fundamentally change how you use tons of Google services. One of those features was the Messages app. It allows you to ask AI to create messages for you, saving time and effort.
That feature — officially called Magic Compose — is now rolling out to select users. To hit it, you need to be part of the Google Messages beta program and have a US-based SIM card. You can sign up for Google Messages beta at the link. Note that people with Google One Premium subscriptions will get First DBs upon arrival and you must be 18 years or older to use it.
Interestingly, during the I/O keynote, Google said that this feature will be retired by the summer. It’s a month before summer officially starts, so Google is delivering on its promise early. However, it may be winter before this feature goes to the general public (ie, out of beta).
Google provided Android Authority. Access to Magic Compose. However, it hasn’t been released yet at the time of publishing this article, so we’ll have a separate article discussing our experience with the feature soon.
Interestingly, using this feature breaks end-to-end encryption for your message. Up to 20 of your messages are sent to Google’s servers so it can analyze them and provide better feedback. Google deletes these messages when you’re done with them and won’t use your messages to train the Magic Compose feature. So if E2EE is important to you, we recommend that you avoid using Magic Compose for the time being.