Ahead of broader RCS adoption this year, Google Messages to improve security measures

RCS is the successor to SMS and will soon see much broader adoption, as Apple is expected to bring RCS support to iPhones later this year. Ahead of its wider adoption, Google is adding some security measures to make RCS even more secure for users, and it involves warning users about possible risks. Google Messages […]

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Google Messages gets a redesigned message composition section

In Google Messages, the section for composing a message is currently divided into two sections. The first section has the text input field, and the second section, which is located right below the first one, has the smiley, gallery, and plus icons. In this design, there’s a lot of empty space. As such, people have […]

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Gemini is now available in Google Messages

Last month, Google announced that it would offer Gemini in the beta version of Google Messages starting from the last week of February. Unfortunately, that didn’t happen. Now, almost a month later, Gemini is finally here on the messaging platform. According to a new report from 9To5Google, the latest beta version of Google Messages offers […]

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Google Messages copies useful feature from Samsung Messages

In the current stable version of Google Messages, when you capture an image from within the app to send it in an RCS chat, a small preview of the picture pops up in the compose box. You can tap on the image to see it in fullscreen. Well, Google has started testing a significant change […]

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Google Messages RCS will not work on rooted Galaxy phones

For quite some time now, many people have been reporting on Reddit that Rich Communications Services (RCS) has stopped working in Google Messages on their Android smartphones that either have an unlocked bootloader or are rooted. Now, Google has confirmed to Android Authority that it is indeed the case as it has blocked RCS in […]

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Google adds new features to Android, Android Auto, Wear OS, and Gemini

Mobile World Congress (MWC) used to be really exciting a few years ago, as almost all smartphone brands used to reveal their flagship phones for the year at the expo. The event has become subdued now, but there are still some exciting announcements coming from MWC. Google has revealed some new features for Android-based phones […]

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Google Messages now supports RCS on both SIM cards

At the moment, the stable version of the Google Messages app for Android doesn’t support RCS messaging on more than one SIM card at a time. Fortunately, that’s going to change soon. In a new post on X (previously known as Twitter), @AssembleDebug has shared images of the settings menu of the Google Messages app […]

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Google Messages gets Magic Compose in more countries

According to a new report from 9To5Google, the Magic Compose feature for Google Messages, which was up until now available only in the US, has started reaching users in France and the UK. At I/O 2023, Google announced Magic Compose for Google Messages, a feature that “crafts stylized, suggested responses with the context of your […]

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Google Messages might let you edit sent messages

Good times are ahead for Google Messages, Android’s default messaging app, which also supports RCS (Rich Communication Services). RCS is a newer messaging standard and a successor to SMS and MMS. It supports various modern messaging features. A few weeks ago, Google announced that it hit a billion installs for Google Messages. Then, Apple announced […]

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Google Messages gets redesigned text field with shortcuts bar

Recently, Google celebrated 1 billion RCS users by adding new features to the Google Messages app. Now, it seems like the treat isn’t over, as the company is rolling out a new update that brings a redesigned text field with a dedicated shortcut bar. So, now with the redesign, the text field will take up […]

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Google Messages gets new features to celebrate 1 billion RCS users

Google is celebrating a major milestone in its mission to make RCS messaging the standard messaging standard used around the world instead of the outdated SMS and MMS protocols: more than one billion users are now actively using Google Messages with RCS enabled. Google has made a heavy push for RCS in the last decade. […]

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Android phones and Wear OS smartwatches are getting new features

Google has announced a bunch of new features for Android ecosystem of devices. As we approach the end of this year, Google has surprised users by releasing new features to Android smartphones, Wear OS-based smartwatches, and Google TV-based smart TVs. Let us check them out in detail. First up, the Gboard app on Android smartphones […]

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Why I finally switched from Samsung Messages to Google Messages

Samsung Messages used to be the default SMS app on Galaxy smartphones and tablets until 2021. With the Galaxy S21 lineup and One UI 3.1, Samsung started pushing Google Messages as the default SMS app while continuing to have its own app installed, and that’s been the case on every new phone launched since then. […]

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New feature makes it easier to use Google Messages on desktop

Google wants to turn RCS into a real iMessage competitor, and it is imperative that it supports not just phones but also computers and wearable devices for that to happen. Google Messages supports computers through the web, and you can access your messages and send new messages through a web browser. However, accessing Google Messages […]

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How to stop OTPs from littering your Galaxy phone’s inbox

The internet has changed the way people go about their daily lives. People spend a lot of time online and on their phones and use the internet to accomplish things that, just a few years back, would have required them to physically step out of the house. From something as simple as ordering groceries and […]

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Google Messages app gets rid of Android’s old hamburger menu

In the last couple of years, Google has been updating many of its Android apps with a redesigned user interface that gets rid of the navigation drawer, also called the hamburger menu, as it conflicts with the full-screen gestures that have replaced standard on-screen navigation buttons on smartphones these days (though Samsung still sticks to […]

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Google Messages for Wear OS now lets you share voice messages

In the latest support document for Wear OS, Google announced that the Google Messages app lets its users record and send voice messages from their smartwatches. This means you can use your Pixel Watch or Galaxy Watch to send voice messages without using your smartphone. Google hasn’t shown how the Google Messages UI to record […]

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Google may partner with Garmin to bring satellite texting to Android

Google announced that it would bring two-way communications via satellite connectivity to Android devices with the Android 14 update. While the stable update isn’t out yet, it looks like the company is working with Garmin to bring two-way satellite texting to Android phones in the future. It has been reported that Google may bring satellite-based […]

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As Vodafone shuts down RCS in the UK, Samsung Messages to get RCS support soon

Vodafone has announced that it is pulling the plug on its own RCS messaging support in the UK. An alert is already going out to the customers that the RCS messaging support will shut down between March 15 and March 31, 2023. According to some users, a message delivered by Vodafone tells the customers that the […]

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Google Messages will now assist you in replying to text messages

For those who always want to reply in the best way possible but run out of thoughts, Google is working on a new feature that will assist you in such situations. According to a new report, Google is working on a new generative AI reply feature for Google Messages that will help you make better […]

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