Google has expanded its offerings in Google Messages, catering to over one billion monthly active users with RCS enabled. The tech giant has introduced seven new features designed to elevate communication experiences among Android users.
Among these enhancements is "Photomoji," a feature leveraging on-device Google AI that transforms favorite photos into expressive reactions. Users can select a photo, choose an object for transformation, and send it, while saving these creations for future use. Additionally, friends in group chats can also utilize these Photomojis.
"Voice Moods" injects life into voice messages, allowing users to add emotional overlays like heart-eye emojis or fireball animations to convey sentiments along with their voice.
"Screen Effects" offer vibrant animations that bring messages to life, turning specific phrases into dynamic visual displays. These effects prompt a symphony of colors and motion upon typing phrases like "it's snowing" or "I love you," with over 15 hidden Screen Effects to discover.
The "Custom Bubbles" feature allows customization of bubble colors and backgrounds for conversations, adding a personal touch to interactions.
"Reaction Effects" enhance conversations by animating reactions. For instance, reacting to a message with a 'thumbs up' emoji results in an animated trio of hands dancing around the message bubble.
"Animated Emoji" imbue messages with captivating visual effects, adding an extra burst of expression to each message.
Finally, the "Profiles" feature empowers users to personalize their profile name and picture associated with their phone number.
These additions aim to enrich communication experiences, offering diverse and engaging ways to express emotions and personalize interactions within Google Messages for Android users.
(With Agency Inputs)