Google Messages is doing its best to become the most advanced messaging platform on Android, thanks to RCS and Google’s huge investment in it. While we wait for Apple to decide to stop being a useless face on iMessage, Google has announced a list of new features coming soon that you’ll likely take advantage of.
First, Google empowers you Reply to individual messages By swiping on them. It should look like this.
Remember that sweet Voice message transcription feature That Google has announced the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro as well? They’re extending it to the Pixel 6, Pixel 6 Pro, Galaxy S22 line, and Galaxy Fold 4. It should look like this in case you forgot.
Google is also adding Ability to set reminders for important moments Like birthdays and anniversaries, one way Watch YouTube videos directly in the appAnd Free RCS messaging on United flights.
And finally, Google Messages will start You suggest “starring” a message If it looks important enough to keep track. Another suggestion might be Set up a Meet call or calendar event. This should happen based on the context of your conversation, so if it suits you, get weird with it.
All of these new features will begin rolling out in the coming weeks.