Google Messages rolls out end-to-end encrypted group chats

Google marks the 30th anniversary of SMS (Short Message Service) with end-to-end encryption for group chats in the Messages app. End-to-end encryption for group chats is also only available to Messages users who have recently participated in the beta programme. Continue reading “Google Messages rolls out end-to-end encrypted group chats”

Google Messages gets replies, YouTube PiP, emoji reactions

Google has announced a major update to its Messages app, as well as a new icon for it, as well as the Google Phone and Contacts apps. The new icons are intended to work with Android’s ‘Material You’ themes. The Messages app now includes the ability to watch YouTube videos within the app, as well as voice message transcription and other enhancements. Continue reading “Google Messages gets replies, YouTube PiP, emoji reactions”

Google Messages update brings instant reactions, media editor, easier voice messages and more

Google Messages has released a new update that brings 5 new features to it platform. These include sending quick reactions to messages, suggested stickers in Smart Reply, a basic media editor, dedicated buttons for voice messages and video calling.

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Google Messages beta gets bubble notification support in Android 11

As promised a few days back, the bubble support is rolling out on Google Messages beta in Android 11 through a server-side update. Similar to Facebook Messenger, a bubble will appear on the screen if the message comes up with a photo of the person or the first letter if there is no photo. Continue reading “Google Messages beta gets bubble notification support in Android 11”

Xiaomi devices will come with Google Phone as default dialer and Messages for messaging in some regions

Xiaomi’s MIUI is amongst the popular Android UIs, but it is famous amongst users because of feature richness, customizations, and minimal design. MIUI focuses on providing a complete user experience and to achieve this, MIUI is loaded with many system apps like Dialer, Messaging, Mi File Manager, Mi Calculator, Recorder, Mi Share, Mi Music, Mi Video, and many other apps. Continue reading “Xiaomi devices will come with Google Phone as default dialer and Messages for messaging in some regions”

RCS Messaging rolling out to all Android Messages users in the US

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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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