Google Messages, the standard messaging application for Android, keeps getting better. Google Messages is now testing the capability to reply to a message with any emoji, following the failure of the #GetTheMessage campaign that called attention to Apple’s lack of RCS compatibility and a new app icon upgrade. Reactions could only contain seven emojis in the past. This information was released by 9to5Google after the company had previously confirmed the capability by turning it on in an earlier version.
You may now reply to incoming messages on the Google Messages app by tapping and holding the screen. The possibility to add a new emoji that isn’t already listed is indicated by a new icon in the emoji picker.
When you tap on the emoji in the corner of the message that was responded to, a larger version of it will appear next to the name of the person who responded. When viewing responses from a group chat, a pop-up prompt will show all the names and emojis that were used in the responses.
Only the most recent Google Messages Beta edition is capable of using the functionality right now. As the modification is visible on our Google Pixel 7 Pro, we can confirm that it is going out gradually.