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Google Messages gets One UI-inspired makeover for One UI 3.1 devices and it looks damn strange (APK Download)

Google Messages gets One UI-inspired makeover for One UI 3.1 devices and it looks damn strange (APK Download)

The Galaxy S21 series surprised many of us when it came with Google Messages as the default SMS app rather than Samsung's own. Google even made some changes to make the app fit in, altering the color palette to match Samsung Messages and adding support (finally!) for Galaxy Watches. Google has taken this one step further this week, completely redesigning Messages to match One UI's aesthetic.

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One-time password auto-delete in Google Messages is arriving in beta

One-time password auto-delete in Google Messages is arriving in beta

Whether you're making an online purchase or simply trying to log into your account, you're most likely going to be asked to enter a one-time code sent to your mobile number via SMS. Since these messages are useless a few minutes after being received, they create unnecessary clutter in your texts, unless you manually bother to tidy up and delete them. Thankfully, Google has a solution for you with its Messages app, as it's working on a way to automatically scrap these texts for you.

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Scheduling texts in Google Messages is officially rolling out for everyone

Scheduling texts in Google Messages is officially rolling out for everyone

You can already schedule messages in Gmail and Telegram (among others), and now Google Messages is joining the club. The functionality showed up for a few people as part of an a/b test back in November 2020, and today, Google has announced that the feature will come to everyone using Messages on Android 7 and higher. The option replaces the long-press shortcut for sending an MMS with a subject.

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Google is making a few Android experiments official today

Google is making a few Android experiments official today

Google is always working on improving its Android apps and the operating system itself, heavily relying on public a/b tests that appear on some people's phones but not on others. But every once in a while, the company takes the time to announce some features formally, and today is another one of those days. Google is making a whole slew of known tests and a few brand-new changes official.

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Google Messages can suggest adding calendar events while you chat (APK Download)

Google Messages can suggest adding calendar events while you chat (APK Download)

Contextual suggestions in Google Messages aren't new. The app can already offer up stickers, Assistant recommendations, smart replies, and some actions while you're talking to your contacts, and it's that latter ability that seems to be expanding. Among the new actions, Messages can now propose adding a calendar event when you bring up a specific time and date during a chat.

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Google Duo and Messages might stop working on uncertified phones soon

Google Duo and Messages might stop working on uncertified phones soon

Duo and Google Messages are among the best communication apps Google has ever released, so it's no surprise that they're incredibly popular even among people whose phones ship without Google apps. Unfortunately, it looks like those uncertified phones might soon not be able to run Duo and Messages anymore. XDA Developers and 9to5Google have uncovered strings that reveal that the apps will soon stop working on unsupported devices.

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The Galaxy S21 comes with Google Messages pretty much everywhere but the US

The Galaxy S21 comes with Google Messages pretty much everywhere but the US

It turns out that Samsung is pre-loading the Galaxy S21 with Google Messages in most markets, as Engadget learned from an interview with Google's Hiroshi Lockheimer yesterday. By doing so, Samsung joins other OEMs like OnePlus, LG, and Motorola in using Google's messaging app by default. Unfortunately, we in the US are stuck with the regular Samsung Messages.

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Google Messages has been bugging out for some with empty conversation lists and threads

Google Messages has been bugging out for some with empty conversation lists and threads

Google's Messages app might be praised for bringing universal RCS messaging to the entire world, but recently, some folks aren't so happy with it. For the last month or two, some Messages users have had difficulty using the app at all, suffering blank screens, empty threads, and tedious delays when it does work, all paired with annoying "Messages is doing work in the background" notifications.

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Samsung Messages starts adding support for Google RCS Chat

Samsung Messages starts adding support for Google RCS Chat

Google's history with messaging is a long and winding road, but the company finally started making some more serious progress last year when it began rolling out RCS-powered chat features that didn't require carrier approval. Since then, Google has made RCS available worldwide through the Google Messages app. Now it looks like Samsung is starting to bring support for Google's chat features to its own Samsung Messages app.

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Google Messages gets iMessage-like reactions on the web too

Google Messages gets iMessage-like reactions on the web too

Earlier this year, Google began rolling out iMessage-like reactions to its own Messages app. The feature, which works for RCS chats only and lets you quickly react to a text without having to type a whole new reply, is now also available on the Messages web client so you can send the same emoji feedback from the comfort of your desk and big screen.

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