post image

Google Messages App Gets iMessage Reactions & More

Austin Dean 14 Mar 2022

Finally, no more checking who ‘liked’ what you texted. Very soon, the smiley-based reaction will show up instead. Google is currently upgrading its default messaging application in a fairly major way. As a result of this upgrade, the Messaging app, which is preinstalled on the majority of Android devices, will get a multitude of new tools and possibilities. 

Some of them are integrated iPhone reactions, YouTube previews, birthday reminders, message nudges for follow-up, and more. Keep reading this post to delve deeper into the topic. 

Within the coming update, Google will make texting between iPhone and Android devices a tad easier. The thing is, if you’re an iPhone user, you can tap and hold on a section of text to express your reaction to a certain text message with a smiley. If you’re an Android user, you can now see the reaction as ‘liked’ in lieu of the emoji. The current update will incorporate smiley-based reactions, which is sure to boost your texting experience, irrespective of the gadget you utilize.

Aside from the support for iMessage reactions, Google intends to make sending high quality video files from the Messages app a cakewalk. Instead of the possibility to share a compressed video to someone directly, you will get to share a Google Photos link to a full quality vid. Other upcoming updates include birthday reminder and non-replied-messages nudges, YouTube link previews, organization-boosting tabbed chat categories, and one-time password messages deletion.

All the aforementioned features are currently making their way to Android enthusiasts across the globe. The latest Messages update is aimed at bolstering user experience of both Android and iMessage aficionados. Have anything to add on the topic? Speak up in the comments below. We’re looking forward to receiving any kind of feedback from you.