Check out the new features of Google Messages, Photos, and other apps
Google has rolled out several new features for many of its apps and services including Google Messages, Photos, Gboard, and more. Google has released iMessage Reactions on Messages, new editing features on Photos and many more.
Let’s take a look at the new feature.
New features for Google Apps on Android
Google Messages has received iMessage Reactions support for Messages. With this new feature, Android users can now receive emoji send from an iOS device, which was previously shown as plain text. This functionality recently started rolling out in Messages beta and is available for general public.
You will also be able to share high-quality videos to iOS users as Google Photos links. Google is said to release some more features like Message Categories -Personal and Business-, option to delete OTP messages after 24 hours, nudges to follow up on messages, and birthday reminders, for the Message app in the coming days.
The Google Photos users can blur the background of a photo after it was clicked using the Portrait Blur feature, which was exclusive to Google One and Pixel users previously.
The Portrait Blur feature is now available for other subjects such as pets, food, plants, and more.
Now drivers can pay the parking fees with the help of Google Assistant by saying “Hey Google, pay for parking,” follow the on-screen instructions, and make the payment via Google Pay without much hassle.
Along with paying for parking, users can easily check parking status, extend your parking using just your voice with Google assistant.
The Gboard keyboard app has received a new grammar correction tool. This tool will help users to detect grammatical errors and gives appropriate suggestions.
Gboard has also rumoured to have got a new Emoji Kitchen feature, that will allow users to create stickers by combining more than 2,000 emoji. Google Pixel users can even convert the texts into stickers in messaging apps and Android users will soon get the feature soon.
Google has added a new “Highlights” section to the Google TV with the new update. The Highlights section will show a customized feed of news and entertainment content such as movie reviews and more. Users will also be allowed check out the movie or show a particular article talks about if they want to watch it. They can also rate it or add it to the Watchlist.
Google has added some more updates for a few other Google services like the Google’s Live Transcribe feature now has an offline mode that can easily convert speech-to-text for the ones with hearing disabilities. a new Screen Time widget, that will lead you to Digital Wellbeing after clicking on it.
Plus, Nearby Share now allows you to share media and data with multiple people at the same time instead of a single person. This is rolling out to Android 6+ users.
New features for iOS users
The iOS and iPadOS users who are using the Google apps on their device will also see some new features. For example, the Google Translate app now has an iOS widget and the Google Drive app for iPad has snow got a new XL widget. Now Gmail and chat apps users can now see the sender’s profile photo after they receive a message or email.
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