Google Messages in Android 11 Beta gets support for bubble notifications
Google originally introduced bubble notifications as a native option in Android Q, or should I now say Android 10, but it’s hidden for some reason. Thankfully, Android 11 Beta 1 has lifted the restriction, and users can now ...
Google is working on end-to-end encryption for RCS Messages in Google Messages
Google appears to be working on end to end encryption for RCS (Rich Communication Service) in Google Messages. The new feature was unearthed in a leaked internal APK by 9to5Google who discovered strings which suggest end to end en...
Google brings Facebook-like reactions to SMS messages with RCS update
RCS (Rich Communication Service) was meant to elevate regular SMS to a competitor to iMessage, but the rollout by carriers had been slow and support patchy, until Google took matters into their own hands and brought RCS support di...
Time to worry: Google Messages app is deleting your texts
If you’re someone who still considers text messages important and uses Google Messages as default Messaging app in their Android phone then you have a reason to worry. According to a report published by Android Authority, us...
Google Messages will soon get a lot more useful for Google Duo users
If you have an Android phone, you’re most likely using the Google Messages as your default messaging app. On top of that, if you use Google Duo as your default video chat app then things are going to get a lot easier for you...
How to force enable iMessage style texting on your Android Phone
With RCS, Google has upgraded its Android Messages app to offer iMessage style texting for users on its platform. While Google has rolled out RCS for users in the UK and France, those elsewhere are left at the whims of carriers....
Google’s iMessage competitor hits France and the UK this month
Google killed off its Allo Instant Messaging app last year focus on its Android Messages app. However, Messages never fully reached its potential. The app featured basic tech messaging support with advanced features like payments,...
Google’s Messaging app will let you know if you’re connected to RCS servers or not
Google’s RCS rollout is going..well, it’s going. First, you probably need a refresher on what RCS is. RCS is the carrier supported SMS replacement functionality that Google is pushing. It’ll work like a native ve...