January 17, 2022

iMessage reactions now seem as emoji on Android

iMessage reaction
However solely contained in the Google Messages app.
Picture: Killian Bell/Cult of Mac

iMessage reactions now seem as emoji inside the most recent model of the Google Messages app on Android.

Previous to this launch, Android customers noticed considerably prolonged template messages after they acquired an iMessage response from a contact utilizing an iPhone. This variation affords a cleaner, rather more streamlined expertise.

Google Messages provides iMessage reactions

If an iPhone person gave a textual content message a “thumbs up” response, for example, Android customers would see one thing alongside the traces of “Preferred …” adopted by the unique message. “Disliked,” “Emphasised,” and “Laughed at” the place a number of the different template messages that changed reactions on Android gadgets.

Whereas some iPhone customers might know iMessage reactions don’t seem as meant on Android gadgets and doubtless keep away from them, they’re notably annoying in group chats amongst a number of iPhone and Android customers. However Google Messages has taken steps to make them so much higher.

The most recent model of the Google Messages app now shows iMessage reactions and emoji that seem beneath the message that’s been reacted to — very like on iOS. Tapping the emoji confirms it has been “Translated from iPhone,” simply in case Android customers aren’t certain why they’re showing.

It appears not all reactions translate completely to Android, nevertheless. The Verge reviews that reacting to a message with a coronary heart on iPhone causes the heart-eyes face to look inside Google Messages. Nevertheless it’s actually a giant enchancment.

Rolling out now

The most recent Google Messages replace is rolling out now through the Play Retailer, based on 9to5Google, however bear in mind that it’d take a short while to succeed in all Android customers.

It’s additionally price noting that this modification is accessible solely inside Google’s personal Messages app. You gained’t see it should you’re utilizing one other messaging shopper from a third-party vendor like Samsung.