Today, Google introduced extra options coming to its Messages app, together with the flexibility to react to a textual content with any emoji. As you’d count on, this iMessage-like characteristic gained’t be out there to iPhone customers, however they are going to know when an Android person reacted to their texts.
Google was capable of convey this characteristic because of its RCS commonplace – which the corporate would love if Apple supplied any compatibility. While its customers will have the ability to react to any emoji similar to WhatsApp customers already can, individuals with iPhones gained’t truly see the response however learn it.
To CNET, Google’s Jan Jedrzejowicz, the product lead on Messages, defined that it’s as much as Apple to really assist RCS’s reactions commonplace. The publication reported:
Regarding how the texts may initially seem in Apple’s iMessage, Jedrzejowicz stated it is going to be as much as Apple to determine whether or not or to not parse these texts into the suitable emoji response.
When the perform begins to work within the coming weeks, iPhone customers will see their reacted texts as one thing like “X reacted with laughing face to ‘I didn’t know that!’.” Currently, that is how Android homeowners see when an iPhone person reacts to one among their messages.
Google began a marketing campaign for Apple to undertake the RCS commonplace, to which the corporate’s CEO responded: ‘Buy your mom an iPhone’. If you don’t bear in mind, final month, after the iPhone 14 occasion, Cook participated within the Code Conference.
There, somebody within the viewers requested Tim Cook how Apple founder Steve Jobs would really feel about introducing the RCS commonplace in iMessage. “I don’t hear our users asking that we put a lot of energy in on that at this point,” Cook responded earlier than including, “I would love to convert you to an iPhone.”
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