Android may soon be able to convert iMessage responses into emojis

Android may soon be able to convert iMessage responses into emojis

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  • What this sounds like is instead of a line spelling out what the iMessage reaction was, you’ll receive an emoji in response, which is a little more akin to how the reaction feature functions between Apple devices. DuckDuckGo Now Stops Android Apps From Snooping On Your Data. New Google Maps Features Will Help You Avoid Holiday Crowds This Shopping Season. How to Use Adaptive Battery to Make Your Android Phone Last as Long as Possible
    Currently, iMessage employs a different set of reactions than what’s offered by Google Messages in its RCS chats. An additional line of code says “ios_reactions_mapping,” which seems to indicate Google will remap the iMessage reactions toward an Android-corresponding emoji.

  • There’s no cross-compatibility between iMessage and Android, but Google might be working on making those “liked an image” reaction messages translate a little better. In the latest beta update to Google Messages, 9to5Google’s code sleuths found a string of code in a preference menu that says “ios_reaction_classification,” which appears to refer to the reaction messages you get specifically from an iOS-based device. It’s followed by “Show iPhone reactions as emoji,” which sounds pretty self-explanatory.

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