Facebook Messenger has had a floating notification for a long time, and now it looks like Google Messages will soon offer its own take on this feature.
Android Messages has recently been spotted with a new Smart Reply feature and attachments UI, and this is what they look like.
Canadian wireless carrier Freedom Mobile has confirmed that it now supports RCS features in Android Messages.
RCS has modernized messaging on Android with chat features reminiscent of standalone chat apps and the iPhone-only iMessage app.
New code within Android Messages v2.9 hints at a desktop client, iMessage-esque features, and the ability to make payments.
Google Messenger has picked up an update that renames the app to Android Messages. The app will now be installed on default on handsets from over 20 phone makers as Google pushes ahead with RCS.
Google's been struggling to compete with Apple's iMessage for years, but upcoming features in Android Messages reveal this might not be the case for too much longer.
Just as promised last week, Google is now enabling RCS Chat features in Google Messages for people in the UK and France.
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