Google Messages finally shows emoji reactions from iPhone users on Android

Google Messages will soon welcome a next big update. This will allow you to see reaction emojis from iMessages, a long-requested feature. It also improves a lot of things, such as a better classification of messages or even birthday reminders.

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Googles Messages, the messaging service by Google which now goes through the RCS, will soon be equipped a big update. Presented by the Mountain View company in a video, it will change a lot of things for users.

Google Messages is the “basic” Android application for exchanging messages (formerly SMS). But services of this type have evolved and Google is adapting with this update. It brings a lot of new features, including one that has been requested for a long time: the ability to finally see iMessages user reaction emojis.

Google Messages makes it easier to communicate with iMessages

After months of beta testing, Google is now able to display these reactions from iMessages in its application, where only text appears before. If an iPhone user gives your last text a thumbs up, you’ll see it. It doesn’t sound like much, but it was a challenge for Google, given that Apple doesn’t yet use the RCS standard. Moreover, the Mountain View firm sent a barely veiled message to the person concerned, urging him to take the plunge.

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This update adds a lot of things, like the possibility of classifying messages according to their type: is this a family conversation? Work related? Something else ? You can sort. The app will also notify you if a contact has a birthday today, so you can wish them well. Emoji combinations will also be included, as is already done on other services like Messengers. Enough to find the perfect emoji adapted to the situation.

This Update is only deployed in India at first, then it will be the turn of the United States. The rest of the world will follow. In Europe, we can hope to have it in the next few days, at worst in the next few weeks.

An important update in the history of the service, which definitely passes a course, emancipating itself from its heritage as an “application for SMS”.

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