Google Messages: Replying to a message will soon get easier

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Google Messages may soon offer a new way to respond to messages. According to 9to5Google, the latest beta version of the app contains a piece of code that suggests:A double-tap feature to react is being worked on.

Currently, if you want to react to a message in Google Messages, you have to long-press on the message and choose from a selection of emojis. You also have options such as “add to favorites”, “copy”, “delete”. Long-pressing on a message to react can be a bit tedious and time-consuming. especially if you want to quickly confirm receipt of a message.

Reacting to a message will be even faster

If implemented, the “double tap to react” feature will make responding to messages easier and faster. Double-tapping a message will send a default reaction such as a like or heart. You will still be able to access the full emoji menu and other options by long-pressing on the message.

This feature is similar to other apps like Telegram and Instagram, which allow users to respond with a double tap. The source code of the new version of the application does not provide much information about the functionality, but We hope that it will be possible to choose the emoji that will be sent by default in case of double tap, for example.

Google Messages has been experimenting with reactions for a while, but recently brought them to the forefront. A few months ago, the app launched Photomoji, a feature that allows users to create personalized stickers and reactions from their own photos.

At this time, it’s unclear when or if Google will make the “double-tap to react” feature generally available. Since this isn’t a major change, it may not be part of the next major release of the app. By the way, we know that Google has officially integrated Bard’s new name, Gemini, into the Messages application. So artificial intelligence may soon redefine the way we send messages, but we don’t yet know what it can do.

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