We were listening to rumors about Google bringing message reactions to its RCS messaging since ultimate month. Now, 9to5Google has discovered knowledge within the code of the newest Google Messages beta model five.eight that Google will carry “fallback” texts to its messaging at the side of the reactions. In Apple’s iMessage, while you react with an emoji to a textual content you gained from a non-iPhone person, they get a textual content describing your response. For instance, in the event that they despatched you a textual content, and also you reacted to it, they’d obtain “Liked” or “Laughed” and the content material in their message, which is known as a “fallback” textual content.
Current iMessages fallback textual content as observed on Android
Now it kind of feels that Google is operating against bringing this chance to its Google Messages app.
Apparently, the string discovered within the code of Messages’ Android utility bundle, or APK, presentations the addition of the function:
< string title=”add_reaction_for_photo_rcs_fallback_text”>u200bpercent1$su200b a photograph
The string is a template to be crammed along with your particular response most effective within the instances through which you might be reacting to the textual content or picture of anyone, who doesn’t have RCS enabled. Additionally, emoji reactions may also be despatched to pictures, contacts, gifs and movies.
Unfortunately, we don’t have knowledge when this option will probably be rolled out to most of the people and when it is going to be to be had for different RCS apps past Google Messages. It’s imaginable that we would wish to wait weeks or months for this option to start out rolling out to all customers.