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September 16

Google Messages prepares a way to directly reply to RCS messages [Gallery]

Google Messages is finally catching up with other chat apps by preparing a way to directly reply to RCS messages — here’s a first look at replies in action.

September 15

Google Messages readies voice memo transcripts and full emoji reactions [Gallery]

Upcoming features for Google Messages will let you read transcripts of voice memos, react to messages with any emoji you’d like, and more.

July 28

Google Messages adds customizable ‘Swipe actions’ in beta

The latest beta update to Google Messages brings the ability to customize what action — if anything — happens when you swipe away a conversation.

June 16

Google Messages will soon let you customize or even disable swipe actions [Gallery]

Google Messages is set to get a bit more customizable in the near future, allowing you to choose what happens when you swipe a conversation to the left or right.

May 13

Google Messages will soon suggest which messages to star, schedule, and more

The latest update to Google Messages prepares to offer suggested actions for certain messages such as starring, scheduling, and more.

February 15

[Update: Rolling out] Google Messages prepares setting to disable pinch to zoom text size [Gallery]

Google Messages is preparing a new setting that will keep you from accidentally zooming and increasing the size of your text.

Update: This option is now rolling out to those in the Google Messages beta.

February 2

Messages surprisingly preps nav drawer as Google Photos video upload also works for images

As Google starts rolling out iMessage reaction translations, Messages is readying a navigation drawer that surprisingly bucks the company’s recent design trend. Meanwhile, we have more details on how Google Photos media uploads will work.

June 9, 2021

Here’s an early look at Google Messages with Material You color theming [Gallery]

Just over three weeks ago, Google announced Material You as its hyper-personalized design system for creating apps that adapt to users, specifically their Android wallpapers. It will take some time for all apps to get updated, but here’s an early look at Material You theming for Google Messages.

June 2, 2020

Google Messages prepares ‘Suggested Stickers’ as Gboard tests a similar option

Google Messages has one big attractive feature in RCS, but other parts of the app have made it a great offering for all users. For a while, Google has been working on adding smart suggestions for stickers in Google Messages since last year, and now, it looks like that feature will be going live soon, […]

May 12, 2020

Messages for web to get Google Fi integration w/ calls, voicemail, more [APK Insight]

Those of us with Android phones can connect the Google Messages app to “Messages for web” as a way to manage SMS and RCS from a browser. Google is getting ready to take things a step further for Google Fi customers by bringing calls and voicemails to the same Messages web app.

October 29, 2020

Google Messages may soon support ‘Call and Message Continuity’ on Samsung Galaxy phones

For a few years now, Samsung’s Galaxy Tabs have been able to send and receive calls and text messages from Galaxy phones. While this feature, called “Call and Message Continuity,” currently requires you to use Samsung Messages, it looks like Google Messages may soon gain support for this same continuity.

October 2, 2020

Google Messages set to gain Gmail-like ‘Message Organization’ [Gallery]

In the US, people rely on SMS and RCS messaging for everything from connecting with friends to account security. To help make your text message inbox less of a cluttered mess, Google Messages is preparing a new “Message Organization” feature, which we were able to get hands-on with.

February 13, 2020

Google Messages 5.7 preps reacting to messages, drawing on images [APK Insight]

One of the features many will likely miss when switching from iMessage to RCS is message reactions. The latest Google Messages beta, version 5.7 “Unicorn,” appears to be adding emote reactions for messages, as well as the ability to draw on images.

March 5, 2020

Google Messages to send iMessage-like reaction texts such as ‘Liked a photo’

Google has recently begun making progress toward bringing reactions to RCS, or at least their version of RCS in the Google Messages app. In the latest salvo in the petty war of blue bubble vs green bubble, Google Messages is getting ready to send some very iMessage-like reaction text messages, such as “Liked a photo.”

May 26, 2020

[Update: Screenshot] Google Messages preparing end-to-end encryption for RCS messages

Today, the folks at APKMirror got ahold of an internal “dogfood” build of Google Messages version 6.2. Here, “dogfood” is used in the sense of the phrase “eat your own dog food,” meaning actually use the product you’re building. Of course, our APK Insight team immediately dug in to see what all is coming with […]

January 19, 2021

Google Messages may stop working on ‘uncertified’ Android devices in March

With unique features like RCS messaging and a handy web client, Google Messages has become an essential SMS/MMS app for Android. It seems that later this year, Google intends for its Messages app to stop working on uncertified Android devices.

July 9, 2021

Google Messages preps ‘External Messaging’ permission in support of Samsung’s Continuity

Google Messages is preparing a new, specialized Android permission that will help you send RCS messages from a tablet or smartwatch using Samsung’s “Continuity.”

November 5, 2021

Google Messages working on ability to send MMS video using Google Photos

Google is all-in on Rich Communication Services (RCS) as its main consumer messaging strategy. That said, Google Messages is working on the ability to have video usually sent over MMS be sent using Google Photos instead.

November 19, 2021

Google Messages may soon show iMessage reactions as emoji [Update: Rolling out]

The latest update to Google Messages prepares for a new way to handle the annoying iMessage reaction messages often seen in mixed group chats. Update: This feature has already begun rolling out for some, allowing us to see it in action.

May 13, 2020

[Update: Rolling wider] Google Messages tests iMessage-like reactions in RCS for some

For the last few months, our APK Insight team has been tracking Google’s efforts to add emoji reactions to RCS and specifically their own Messages app. Some are now reporting that they’re able to add iMessage-like reactions to RCS messages.

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