Android Messages can now translate your iMessage reactions into emojis

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Google is sending out an update that will allow reactions from iPhone users using iMessage to appear as an emoji on Android Messages.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Google Messages now supports iMessage reactions.
  • Previously, reactions would come through as separate text messages.
  • It is still unclear what Google Messages will do with all of the different reactions available from iMessage.

Google Messages now interacts better with iMessage: if an iPhone user puts a reaction to a message, those who own an Android device no longer receive a descriptive message, but it is applied the correct icon just like on the official Apple client.

With different Android and iOS messaging platforms, it has never been easier for iOS and Android users to communicate transparently. The biggest problem has always been the reactions to messages, which are seen differently in each operating system.

It is still unclear what Google Messages will do with all of the different reactions available from…

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