Google is reportedly testing more emoji reactions for RCS chats and SMS messages on its Messages app. It is said to allow users to react to a message with an emoji other than a thumb, heart eye, smiley, shock, crying and angry emojis. However, now the search giant has added more emojis similar to WhatsApp, Telegram and Slack. Users can react to text with emojis by holding and tapping on the message. This will give users more ways to express their emotions in a fun way.
For now, the new emoji reactions on Google Messages are limited to a handful of beta users, according to a news release report by 9to5Google. However, once the test is over, it will likely roll out to all users soon. The report states that a person can react to an RCS chat by tapping and holding an incoming message on the screen. Google The new Plus icon in emoji options is supposed to show a full emoji picker you can use.
Additionally, users can also tap the emoji in the corner of a responded message and see the name of the recipient who responded to it, the report said. In a group message, all the names and emojis that the participants reacted to are supposed to appear in a pop-up prompt just like on WhatsApp.
Recently, Google introduce redesigned toggle buttons for the Docs, Sheets, and Slides apps on Android. It’s designed like a pill that makes the Material 3 (M3) switch bigger than before.
The tech giant has also introduced new color mappings, as well as a taller and wider track. The redesigned on/off button is now available on the latest version of Google’s Workspace app for Android. Your new Document themed toggle button is available in the Editor Overflow Menu under the available Copy, Suggested Changes, Print Layout, and Offline sections.