How to utilize Gemini in Google Chat

How to utilize Gemini in Google Chat

Google is slowly but steadily experimenting with new methods for you to connect with and use its Gemini artificial intelligence model. It can already replace Google Assistant as the default voice assistant, and a recent upgrade allows you to utilize Gemini in Google Messages.

This implies that users will be able to communicate with the chatbot immediately from their messaging app, without needing to launch the Gemini app or choose it as their default assistant (if you prefer Google Assistant). It’s a very useful method to encourage more people to use the chatbot as Google improves the experience.

Having being that, accessing Gemini in Google Messages is quite simple. Here’s how to get started.

How to Use Gemini in Google Messages:

  1. Launch the Google Messages application on your phone.
  2. Locate the Start Chat button in the bottom right corner.
  3. Choose Gemini from the list.
  4. When prompted, select the Continue button.
  5. Review the Gemini in Google Messages overview and select the I agree button.
  6. Begin speaking with Gemini!

Google is now pushing out a new feature to make it more easier to use Gemini in Google Messages. A server-side upgrade is on the way, which will include a new floating button above the New Chat button in the bottom right corner.

This allows you to pick up where you left off or start a new conversation without having to scroll through the seemingly endless list of conversations and groups.

Using Gemini Can Be Quite Useful

Being able to utilize Gemini in Google Messages, as long as it is installed on your phone, can be really useful. It’s essentially the same as if you used the standalone Gemini app from the Play Store.

However, by making Google Gemini accessible through the Messages app, you may treat it like any other text discussion. It can help you decide what to cook for supper, make arrangements for a forthcoming trip, and even ask questions about a photo you shot. Best of all, this additional functionality is absolutely free to use, unlike Gemini Advanced, which is buried behind a barrier.

Who may use Gemini in Google Messages?

Unfortunately, the ability to utilize Gemini in Google Messages is not yet available on all Android phones, and some restrictions apply, as detailed on Google’s support page.

  • Android handset with 6GB of RAM or more.
  • Your phone’s language is set to a supported language.
  • A personal Google Account that you administer independently.
  • Be 18 or older.
  • RCS chats have been turned on.

Although there is no mention of being confined to specific manufacturers of devices, there appears to be some gatekeeping in place, or possibly just a delayed deployment among loosened standards. At the time of writing, Gemini in Google Messages is available on our Pixel phones, Galaxy Z Fold 5, and the Nothing Phone 2. However, it does not appear to be accessible on other phones that fit the specifications, such as the OnePlus Open or the new Razr Plus 2024. Still, we expect this to change in the coming weeks or months, most likely through a server-side update.