Android customers will lastly be capable of work together extra simply with emoji reactions despatched by Apple iMessage customers. Proper now, if Google Messages app customers message somebody on Apple’s iMessage platform and so they get a response with a response to the message, what they don’t truly get is an emoji. They as an alternative get a “Liked” or “Preferred” textual content adopted by the unique message. Nonetheless, that is about to vary.
In response to a report from Droid-Life, the Google Messages Beta is getting a brand new characteristic that enables a consumer to lastly see a response from an iPhone consumer. The app now shows an emoji as an alternative of a “Preferred” textual content, and the Google app converts a response despatched by an iMessage consumer to an applicable emoji on Android. Up till now, the characteristic was within the testing section with a restricted variety of customers, however it has began rolling out within the beta for Google Messages.
In case you are on Google Messages beta, you possibly can toggle the brand new choice by going to Settings > Superior > Present iPhone reactions as emoji. It’s good to lastly see this implementation, however the characteristic isn’t good. A “laughing” response from an iMessage consumer can be displayed as an equal emoji (on this case, the “face with tears of pleasure” emoji for Android customers). It’s basically a translation that tries to seek out the closest appropriate, applicable emoji somewhat than a real integration.
Notably, the brand new characteristic additionally solely works a technique. An Android consumer can not react to the messages despatched by an Apple individual utilizing iMessage. As Android Authority notes, Apple must help the RCS normal or create its personal workaround to help reactions on iMessage from Google Messages. We wouldn’t rely on that taking place anytime quickly.