Google Messages to Introduce Chat Reactions Like Instagram

Google Messages to Introduce Chat Reactions Like Instagram

Google Messages is set to introduce a new feature allowing users to react to chats with a simple double-tap, a departure from the traditional long-press for emoji reactions.

This move aligns with the ongoing trend in messaging apps, providing a faster and more convenient way for users to express themselves. Code strings suggesting this feature were uncovered in the latest Google Messages beta APK by 9to5Google.

 In this “APK Insight” post, we’ve decompiled the latest version of an application that Google uploaded to the Play Store. When we decompile these files (called APKs, in the case of Android apps), we’re able to see various lines of code within that hint at possible future features. Keep in mind that Google may or may not ever ship these features, and our interpretation of what they are may be imperfect. We’ll try to enable those that are closer to being finished, however, to show you how they’ll look in case that they do ship. With that in mind, read on.
Google Messages could soon let you react to chats like Instagram


However, the new feature, which allows users to respond to messages with a double-tap, is currently only available on the beta version of the app. It has not been released on the stable version yet.

It’s important to note that this feature may not necessarily speed up the process of reacting to messages. Even with the double-tap feature, users will still need to select the desired emoji.

There is a possibility that Google may reserve the double-tap action for “hearting” a message only. At the moment, the exact functionality of the feature remains uncertain based on the code alone.

If implemented, this feature would be similar to other apps like Telegram and Instagram, which already allow users to respond with a double-tap.

Although the source code for the new version of the app doesn’t provide much information about the functionality, we hope that users will be able to choose the emoji to send by default in the event of a double-tap.”

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