Google Messages Upgrade Features iMessage Emojis, Google Photo Links, and More

  • 14-03-2022 |
  • Abigail Davis

An update has been released for the Google Messages app that now comes preinstalled on most modern Androids, and it looks like we are in for a massive improvement here. One of the most significant additions that come with the new upgrade is that, now, iPhone owners can react with iMessage emoji such as love, laughter, or excitement in chats, while Android users will see them as actual emoji reactions rather than plain text descriptions. For the time being, the enhancement is only available to Android users with English-only mobile devices; however, a promise has been made to roll out the new function for additional languages very shortly.

Another exciting and much-needed update includes Google Photos links for sharing videos and images in conversations within the app. By delivering media through Google Photos, the functionality will assist in maintaining a higher quality of content being shared.

Among other notable features and capabilities arriving with the new upgrade, there is now a handy tool to make using your inbox a more streamlined and effortless experience. Using this new capability, Google Messages users can sort their emails into business and personal tabs to avoid missing an essential or urgent letter.

To make your inbox even less cluttered, the upgrade also brings you a nifty feature that will automatically delete all one-time system password messages after just 24 hours. The same functionality was first tested in India and proved a valuable addition favorably welcomed by users.

Have you had a chance to try out the new upgrade yet? How helpful do you find it to be? Do you approve of Google’s swipe at Apple for its lack of SMS-replacing RCS support? Let us know what you think in the comments below, and share this post with your friends!

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