Little by little, the successor of SMS acquires new features. Currently, Google is working on a feature that will respond to messages with easily add emoji, like on Messenger, iMessage, and even on the e-mail of Twitter.
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Google has always wanted to get a place in im, but in spite of all its efforts, the firm of Mountain View can not claim to offer a service that would be as used as WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, or iMessage. And after the failure of Allo, which was supposed to be a serious competitor to WhatsApp, it is now on the messenger app, Android and on the SCR technology that Google focuses.
As a reminder, the RCS is a kind of improved version that has not been created by Google, but the company is one of the fervent defenders. In essence, this technology should replace the classic SMS and introduce a series of new features that are quite close to those of e-mail applications popular. And obviously, the next addition of feature that Google could do on the RCS of the Messages app Android might be the reactions.
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Little by little, the successor of the SMS provides the same features as instant messaging applications
On some e-mail applications, such as Messenger, iMessage, or even in the messaging of Twitter, it is possible to react to messages received through reactions émojis. And according to an article published this week by the site Android Police, Google is currently testing the same functionality on Android Messages. This site had already mentioned the development of this feature based on analysis of the application code, but now, users have the possibility to test this new feature, like the user of Reddit u/rwinftw, who has decided to share a screen shot on the platform.
Of course, for the moment, these information are to take with tweezers of use given that they come from non-official sources. But given that Google wants to make the RCS and the Messages app Android a service similar to WhatsApp or iMessage, it would be logical that the firm of Mountain View adopt this feature which is a bit become the norm on this type of application.
As a reminder, if Google has, in a first time counted on the collaboration of operators to deploy RCS, the latter has finally decided to shake up things by offering its own service. And currently, the successor of SMS is already available for users of Android smartphones in the country.