Google has been testing integrating Rich Communication Services (RCS) in Android Messages for a few users in the USA for quite a while. Now Google has decided to broadly roll out RCS for all Android users through the Android Messages app. Users in the US will be able to enable RCS Chat features over the coming weeks.
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After half a year in development, Spam protection in Android Messages is finally going live to some users, though not everyone seems to have it just yet. This means the change appears to be server-side and in a limited roll out for the time being. Continue reading “Android Messages Spam Protection finally starts rolling out”
Google is rolling out a new search overhaul to ‘Android Messages.’ Now you can find more of the content shared in your conversations in Android Messages, by simply searching by contact or type of content.
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Google is finally bringing features to Android Messages application that many would appreciate. Google says that it is creating a messaging experience that would be available on multiple devices, and let you share whatever you want. One among the many features is rolling out is Android Messages for Web that lets you send and receive texts from your computer. Continue reading “Android Messages gets Web version, Smart Replies, GIF support, link previews and more”
Android Messages seems to have picked up a new version over the weekend and like before, there aren’t any noticeable visual changes, but there are things going on behind hinting the preparation of new features. Some of the Gif search and Sticker related features of Allo might be coming to Android Messages. Continue reading “Android Messages V3.3 hints at GIF search, favourited stickers, search filters, fight text spam and more”
According to a new commit in the open source Chromium Gerrit, Google is said to be working on Chrome OS and Android Messages integration. No new introduction is needed for Chrome OS; it is Google’s operating system for laptops, set-top boxes, and more recently, detachable, and tablets. Continue reading “Android Messages might soon be integrated within Chrome OS”
Google rolled out Smart Replies in Android Messages last year, while the initial offering was available to selected devices as it was a server-side roll out. Now according to new reports, the test might be expanding as users have started reporting seeing the feature on their devices. Continue reading “Android Messages Smart Replies now rolling out to more users”
Despite many attempts to launch a unified messaging system, Google failed every time. Its Google Talk, Google Voice, Google+ Huddles, Hangouts, Allo never witnessed the success that Google was hoping for. In its latest attempt to stand still against the mighty Apple’s iMessages, Google instead of bringing a new app to the table is said to introduce a new system called “Chat” that will be built directly into the default Android Messages app. Continue reading “Google to evolve Android Messages into ‘Chat’ using RCS, to pause Allo development”
Back in February, there were reports that Google is working on a web-based client for Android Messages. It looks like Google might be rolling out this very soon. The code hinted at compatibility with all major desktop browsers like Chrome, Opera, Safari, etc., rather than a stand-alone app. Continue reading “Android Messages desktop client expected to release soon, could let you link Google Account”
Android Messages has received a new update with version number V2.9. The update doesn’t bring any major U.I change but there quite a few additions that hint at upcoming features including Allo-like web interface, payments to businesses and more. Continue reading “Android Messages v2.9 hints at Allo-like web interface, payments to businesses and more”
Huawei today announced that it would be teaming with Google to integrate Android Messages across their smartphone portfolio. Huawei will combine Android Messages and RCS messaging to offer native messaging and communications experience. Continue reading “Huawei partners with Google to integrate Android Messages app for SMS, RCS messaging on its phones”
Just yesterday, Google rebranded Messenger as Android Messages. Now, the company has officially announced that it is making RCS messaging universally available to users across the world with 27 carriers and device manufacturers launching RCS to Android users with Google. Continue reading “Google expands RCS with Android Messages to 27 carriers and OEMs worldwide”
Google had launched standalone SMS app Messenger for Android in 2014. Now, the company is rebranding the app as Android Messages. The renamed app can be seen in Play Store. Google has not revealed the reason behind the rebranding. Continue reading “Google Messenger renamed as Android Messages”