Google Messages looks set to give RCS chats a sweet upgrade

What you need to know

  • A new direct reply feature has been spotted in Google Messages.
  • Users can hold or swipe a message to reply to an individual message. Tapping the preview would send users to the original text.
  • The feature does not appear to be widely available, although some users have already received it on their devices.

Google Messages is a great app for Android users especially because of RCS which adds some nice features when text messaging between Android users. However, the app isn’t perfect, and there are several features we’d like to see come to Google Message. Fortunately, Google isn’t done improving the app, and it looks like a handy feature is on the way that could help make conversations a little smoother.

In an APK teardown by 9to5Google, it was discovered that Google is apparently working on adding the ability to directly reply to individual messages. This would work like it does in other messaging apps, where a long press on a message received from another RCS user would present a new icon with the option to directly reply to that message. The option can also be triggered by swiping to the side with the undo option.

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