Now you can edit RCS chats in Android Messages

Android’s RCS message capabilities are inching nearer to iMessage’s. Google said at this time that you could now edit RCS messages, bringing parity with the iMessage modifying function Apple added two years in the past.

The brand new modifying function provides you quarter-hour (the identical as iMessage) to edit a message within the Google Messages app. Maintain down on the message to deliver up a textual content field to repair your typos or add further readability.

RCS messages will quickly whittle down the divide between inexperienced and blue bubbles on iOS. Apple stated it could help RCS within the Messages app beginning in 2024, giving iPhone house owners typing indicators, learn receipts and high-resolution media sharing when chatting with their Android phone-toting associates. Though Apple hasn’t supplied a selected timeline, the idea is RCS will arrive in iOS 18, which we’ll find out about in its June 10 WWDC keynote forward of a fall launch.

Google had a number of different new options to roll out. Android customers with a Chromebook or Android pill will quickly get Immediate Hotspot, much like one other function Apple rolled out years in the past (approach again in 2014 in iOS 8 and macOS Yosemite). “Coming quickly, with on the spot hotspot, you’ll be capable of join your Android pill or Chromebook to your telephone’s hotspot with one faucet — while not having to undergo the additional step of typing in your password,” Google product director Jan Jedrzejowicz wrote within the firm’s weblog publish asserting the brand new options.

Alongside related strains, Google Meet will quickly allow you to shortly transfer units mid-call. You possibly can faucet the Forged icon within the app to change between an Android telephone, pill or net browser, which is useful if you wish to change areas throughout a video chat.

Left: A Pixel phone with a Google Home widget on its home screen. Right: A Pixel Watch with a Google Home complication (fan icon) to the left of the time.


Android can also be getting simpler good dwelling controls. A brand new Google Residence Favorites widget provides you entry to room temperatures or lighting controls with one faucet. This looks like a extra intuitive placement than the lock display screen shortcut for good dwelling controls that Google launched in Android 13. You possibly can sign up for a public preview to strive the widget.

As well as, Put on OS will get a Google Residence Favorites tile and complication for smart-home management out of your wrist.

Google can also be including new Emoji Kitchen mixtures. In case you aren’t accustomed to it, the intelligent function permits you to mix two emoji in Gboard to ship franken-moji stickers to associates. The corporate didn’t present an entire checklist of recent choices, but it surely stated a disco ball and headphones combo was one instance.

Different Android updates embody utilizing PayPal on Google Pockets from Put on OS watches. Android’s digital automobile keys are actually out there with some Mini fashions and can quickly be out there for “choose Mercedes-Benz and Polestar automobiles.”