Google tests reactions to SMS messages from iPhones


Final month, Google launched a marketing campaign referred to as #GetTheMessage that aimed to persuade Apple to assist RCS messaging on iPhones. Googles name to motion didnt do a lot, seeing as simply lower than a month later, Apple CEO Tim Prepare dinner instructed a journalist that he can buy his mother an iPhone in response to his incapacity to ship high-quality movies to his mothers Android cellphone.

Googles efforts to enhance messaging between Android and iPhone customers (or annoy iPhone customers much more) is clear with the newest characteristic being examined. As noticed by Reddit consumer u/Jabjab345, Google Messages app is testing the flexibility to react to messages despatched from iPhones. When an Android consumer reacts to an SMS from an iPhone consumer, they’ll see a message exhibiting an emoji was used to react to a message.

Principally, Google pulled an Apple. When you recall, iOS customers can react to SMS messages, which sends an SMS message again to the recipient (on this case an Android cellphone) and passes alongside a message of the response emoji, together with the quoted message textual content.

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Google has since made it in order that its Messages app may inform which message the response was for, and as a substitute exhibits an emoji subsequent to the message itself. With this new implementation, Google is poking again at iPhone customers, exhibiting them an analogous text-only model of a response to a message.

What Android sees when an iPhone reacts to an SMSWhat Android sees when an iPhone reacts to an SMS

Reacting to messages with an emoji isnt something new. Loads of cross-platform messaging apps together with WhatsApp, Telegram, Messenger, Skype, Groups, Instagram (there are too many to checklist) all assist reacting with an emoji. At this level, the one market the place this actually issues to some individuals is within the US, the place customers desire to make use of the telephones default messaging expertise. In Androids case thats Google Messages with RCS, and the iMessage on the iPhone.

The characteristic was noticed on a beta construct of the Google Messages app, however it hasnt extensively rolled out. Google hasnt but confirmed this characteristic.


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