After being rumoured late last year, inline replies for Android notifications in Chrome OS is now live in the Beta Channel.

The announcement comes via Chromium Evangelist at Google, Fran├žois Beaufort who announced it on Google+ showing this screenshot of the feature in action.

As Mr Beaufort says ‘This makes it so much easier to reply to messages from the message center: Type your answer, press and voila!’

As for when the feature will hit the stable channel, it generally takes 6 weeks for features to move down through each channel, so we may see this one hitting the stable channel around the time of Google I/O.

Source: +Francois Beaufort.