You will soon be able to edit your messages after sending in Google Messages

You will soon be able to edit your messages after sending in Google Messages
You will soon be able to edit your messages after sending in Google Messages

The Google Messages application will soon welcome a very practical function allowing you to modify a message after it has been sent, like other messaging services. Enough to avoid typos and other misunderstandings!

With more than a billion monthly active users, Google Messages has established itself as one of the flagship SMS, MMS and RCS applications. And, for this, the Web giant had the good idea to constantly seek to bring it closer to popular instant messaging services, like WhatsApp or Signal. Thus, messages can be enriched with links, emojis, photos and videos in high quality, input indicators show when the correspondent is writing, group conversations are possible.

Recently, Google announced a whole slew of new functions (new recorder, Selfie GIF, photomoji, reactions to messages, etc.) with, of course, a touch of artificial intelligence, in order to stay at the forefront of trends (see our article) . And the Web giant clearly doesn’t intend to stop there! Last December, several lines of code were detected in the APK of a beta version of the application concerning a message editing function. Things are coming to fruition as this is now rolling out to the beta channel, as reported by AssembleDebug.

Google Messages: message editing coming soon

“Google has started testing the message editing feature in Google Messages, which means it could be coming soon”, confirms the famous leaker. The Internet user at the origin of the information specifies that these can be edited within 15 minutes after sending. Simply long-press on the message you want to edit, then select the pencil icon. Once the changes have been made, all you have to do is press the “Enter” button. An “Edited” label then appears below the message to indicate that it has been edited. It seems that the tool works with the RCS protocol, the main argument of the Google application.

Instant messaging increasingly tends to draw inspiration from each other in order to offer ever more flexible and adaptable communication. It is therefore logical that the Mountain View firm works on message editing, given that many competitors, starting with WhatsApp and iMessage, offer this option. On iMessage, users have two minutes to edit a message, compared to fifteen for WhatsApp. Applications generally notify correspondents when a message has been modified.

We do not know when the function will be available in a stable version to the general public. For the moment, to be able to take advantage of message editing, you must join the Google Messages beta program. To do this, go to the app’s page on the Play Store, then tap “Become a tester”. All you have to do is follow the instructions displayed on the screen.

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