+ Thursday October 17th, 2019

Google Messenger
We all still use SMS right? Right?? Well, for those of us who do, Google has added a new trick to the Google Messenger bag, offering users the option to reply to SMS messages from the notification.

The notifications look the same, except when expanded, you can now hit ‘Reply’ and then enter in a reply – all without actually opening up the Messenger app. Handy for when you’re in a meeting, or running and don’t want to interact with your phone a huge amount. There’s limitations – you can’t reply with an MMS – but if you need to you can always just open the full app from the shortcut.

Look out for this in the latest version of Google Messenger which is rolling out now.

Developer: Google LLC
Price: Free
Source: Google Play.
Via: Droid-life.

Daniel Tyson  


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Iain Simmons

Good timing, now that Textra just became ad-supported/paid.

Might give Messenger a shot again…


Is this in hangouts?


About time! Good feature!

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