We may earn a commission for purchases made using our links.

Google has today announced a host of new features for its Messages app in its bid to present it as a viable iMessage equivalent for Android. The new features arriving in the Messages app such as reactions and sticker suggestions are, however, only available for devices on which RCS chat is enabled.

Reactions.gif

Taking about the new features, the first one is reactions. As the name suggests, you can react to a message by choosing from a set of animated reactions rather than typing a response. To send a reaction, just long press on a message and tap on the appropriate reaction.

Suggested stickers.gif

The second new feature coming to Messages is sticker suggestions, which works in tandem with the Smart Reply feature, provided you have enabled it. Now, when you receive a message, sticker suggestions will automatically appear alongside the text-based suggestions.

Media editor.gif

Also, when users click an image with the in-app camera interface, they’ll now see an edit button that will allow them to add text or scribble on it with a variety of brushes. Plus, if you want to give your messages a more personal touch, you’ll now be able to send an audio response by just holding the new microphone button sitting in the compose bar.

Source: Google Blog

You May Also Like
Apple Watch ECG
Singapore will pay citizens to stay fit with Apple Watch
The program starts from late October.
The Google Pixel 4, several Apple products and more on sale today
Today’s deals come from Amazon and B&H, where we find the Google Pixel 4, Apple’s iMac, MacBook Pro, and more devices on sale
LG’s next Explorer Project smartphone will feature a retractable slide-out display
LG is making smartphones weird again, and I’m not complaining.