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Google Messages gets emojis, voice message, other WhatsApp-like features

Google Messages app for Android is getting new features, together with emoji reactions, stickers in Smart Reply, media editor integration, voice messages, and video calling integration. These features have been out there on other messaging apps like WhatsApp however lengthy been lacking from Google Messages. With the brand new updates, the Messaging app for Android is lastly catching up with other messaging providers, together with on the spot messaging platforms. Take a glance the Google Messages new features and the way they work:

Emoji reactions

The Google Messages app now permits you to react to photograph, video and chat message by emojis. To use an emoji response, lengthy press on the message you wish to react to and a pop-up field opens up with totally different animated expressionsreaction to select from, like, love, laughter, shock, unhappiness, anger and dislike. This characteristic, nevertheless, works solely when you’ve got RCS chat enabled.

Stickers in Smart Reply

Smart Reply is fast method to answer messages. The Google Messages app for Android now permits you to use stickers in Smart Reply. Stickers present up mechanically on the Smart Reply strip, together with textual content primarily based fast reply choices. Suggested stickers are presently out there in English.

Media editor integration

The Messages app for Android has media editor built-in so you possibly can add textual content or draw artwork on the pictures earlier than sharing them along with your contacts. To use the media editor, take a photograph with the in-app digicam and faucet on edit button out there on the highest proper nook so as to add textual content or draw on the picture utilizing brushes earlier than sharing.

Voice messages

The Messages app now permits you to ship voice message. There is a devoted button with a microphone icon to document a voice memo. Holding down the microphone button inside the compose bar to document and fix your message.

Video calling integration

Google has built-in video calling characteristic to its Message app that allows you to make a video name from withing app interface. To provoke a video name, faucet on the video name button on the prime proper nook of the app. The video calls by Messages app use Google Duo service.

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