Chatting with iPhone users has always been more of a challenge for Android users, due to the fact that Google didn’t show emoji as stickers or as stickers in Google Messages. Instead, what users got to see was plain and boring text explaining which emoji had been shared by iMessage users. To fix this, Google began testing a new feature that showed emoji shared via iMessages as emoji on Google’s Messages app. Although the translations were not literal, for example, the ‘heart’ emoji on the iPhone became the ‘heart-eye face’ emoji in Google Messages, they were better than looking at the text representation of the emoji. Now, Google has started rolling out this feature to all its Android users.
In its latest feature drop, Google announced that responses from iPhone users will now appear as emoji on text messages. “Feel the ‘heart emoji.’ or ‘LOL emoji.’ Or whatever emoji your friends are feeling in the moment. Reactions from iPhone users will now appear as emoji on text messages – just like when you’re on an Android messaging with anyone using the device,” Google wrote in a blog post.
In addition, the company said that soon users will be able to send photos and videos through Google Messages in the same resolution as the links they share using Google Photos.
Separately, Google also announced a feature update for Google apps on iPhones. The company announced that it has updated the Google Translate widget in a way that puts the app’s most popular features within easy reach. The company also said that with the widget on the home screen of users, they will be able to brush up on their language skills.
The company is also releasing a new XL widget for Google Drive’s iPad app. The new XL Widget for Google Drive will give you easy access to their important files on the home screen. This will give users access to more shortcuts to help them access their priority files and shared drives. Google said the feature is designed exclusively for the iPad and will be available next week for the Google Drive app on the iPad. “And the XL isn’t the only option. With the various Drive widget sizes, you can easily personalize your iPad home screen — adding more or less Drive features depending on what’s most useful to you,” Google said. added.
Finally, the company announced that it will be rolling out an update to its Gmail and Chat apps later this month so that the sender’s profile photo will appear in users’ chat notifications, which in turn will be visible to users. Will make it easier to see. who messaged him.
Google also said that the update will also give users more control over breaking chat and Gmail chat notifications via Focus on your iPhone or iPad.
Android phones were the first to react on BGR India after finally receiving iPhone-friendly messages.