Android Messages soon to get updated, likely to enable web messaging


Google’s Android Messages soon to get improved

Google’s own messaging service Android Messages is soon to get a new update which will bring in a number of new features for Android users.

For those who don’t know, Android Messages by Google is a type of RCS messaging which enables users to send and receive messages, photos, audio messages, emoji, stickers, or your location.

According to a new report by Android Police, the upcoming update, version 2.9 for Android Messages is expected to allow users send messages from the web, much like WhatsApp and Google Allo. This could be done by sharing the QR code available on the app, to be entered on the web version of Android Messages in order to start messages via desktop.

Another new feature is expected to be enhanced RCS or Rich Communication Services, allowing messaging over an internet connection. Additionally, RCS is expected to support more such as the ability see when someone is typing and read receipts.

Furthermore, Android Messages is speculated to come with the purchases and payments options, allowing users to make purchases and send money from within the app, with the probable inclusion of Google Wallet.

However, there is nothing concrete available at the time of writing. We expect Google to launch the updated Android Messages at its annual Google I/O event. Therefore, stay tuned for more information.

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