Now you can see the iMessage responses in a more appealing way using the screen of your Android phone because of Google Messages app.
iMessage responses on iPhone are extremely useful when you’re in an online chat. For those who aren’t familiar the app allows you to quickly respond to a specific message and then acknowledge to the sender that you’ve looked up the text. Technically referred to as ” Tapbacks,” they aid in making sense of the frantic conversation of an entire group. Who doesn’t love the emoji reaction nowadays? “An emoji is worth a thousand words” in the age of modern technology.
But, they could cause annoyance in the event that users are Android user communicating with another iPhone users, or even worse in an online chat group in a group chat with fellow iPhone users. The incompatibility – for absence of a better term – with the other OS is often a problem for the users.
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The issue is iPhone Reactions to Android
It’s all great when all of the participants are iPhone users within the group, but it’s a different story when there’s someone who has the Android phone. If you’re the Android user Here’s a brief overview of iMessage responses also known as “tapbacks” if you want to go all technical.
iMessage users can respond to any message using an outlined set of responses. For them, it’s easy to hold down a message , then pressing one of the six reactions that are available.
Other iMessage users typically will see the reaction in the upper-right edge of the bubble.
For Android users there’s a amount of chaos.
If someone responds to a message posted to the group and responds to a message, the Android user is not able to notice the message bubble that was created in the bubble of messages. Instead, they get an entirely new message that is attributed to the person who specifically explains how they responded in response to the post.
For instance, if a person responds with a thumbs-up on an email and the Android member of the group will get an SMS message that reads “Hey” from the individual. This is certainly not the most attractive way to communicate. Nobody in their right mind would send an email such as this. There’s no information to be truthful.
Additionally, other iPhone users who are part of the group chat have their chats cluttered with this message, which can be irritating.
In a perfect world, your friends who have iPhones would not be a nuisance to post comments knowing that you wouldn’t actually observe the messages. However, this isn’t the ideal scenario. Happily, Google appears to have considered how users experience.
Google Messages to the Rescue
Google has found an answer to this annoying method of showing iPhone reaction on Android. With this new feature, Android customers will be able to be able to see reactions to the bubble that appears. This means that there will be no robot messages.
Android users can observe the iPhone reactions nearly exactly like those of others iPhone users. Note that the word “almost” here. There are some subtle distinctions. The first is that the responses are shown in the bottom right corner instead of at the top. That’s acceptable.
However the emojis used are different from those used on iPhone reactions.
- “Thumbs up” and “Thumbs down” are fairly commonplace at the moment.
- However, that “HAHA” from iPhone becomes an “face with tears of joy”
- “Heart” becomes “heart. “Heart” becomes “the smiling face with tears”
- “Exclamation marks” become “face with the open mouth”
- “Question mark” is the “thinking face”
There are some who might argue that the difference could cause an unintended change in the interpretation and meaning of the response. However, most people will think that they’re an improvement over the prior situation.
However, there is a catch in the scenario. You have to use the Google messages’ app for Android to observe the response. This means that you need to delete the messaging app from the manufacturer of your phone or any other third-party application you use to send messages.
Before you start your group chat and invite your friends to respond to a message, and then wait for the response to show in your display, you’ll have to turn on the setting first.
Install Google’s Messages App
If you don’t have the application then you can visit the Play Store and download “Messages” from Google. Look up Google Messages to get the application.
Then, it’s an issue of making it the default app you use for messaging to be able to make it work.
NOTE: Before you rush to turn on the option, you need to keep in mind that this feature is being rolled into beta testers right moment. You may either hold off until it becomes widespread access. You can also use the beta program if too excited.
If you do sign up for in the program’s beta, it’s not guaranteed that you’ll be one of those who the feature is currently rolling out to. In this instance there’s only one option to be patient and wait for the feature to arrive on your device. To sign up for this beta test, go to the page listing “Messages” on Google on the Play Store. Scroll down until you reach the “Join” button under the ‘Join the Beta’ section.
A confirmation prompt will pop up to inform users that the beta version may be unstable. Click ‘Join’ if would like to continue.
It may take a while for the registration process to be completed. Then, go to the app to check whether you are able to use the feature enabled and turn it on.
Enable iPhone Reactions as Emoji From Messages App on Android
The setting that allows you to display iPhone reactions as emojis is as simple as it can. In addition, you’ll have to switch it on only at once, and you will be able to be able to see all messages reactions as emoticons from now on.
To open it, you must first launch the app ‘Messages’ to your Android device, either from your home screen, or from your app’s library.
Then, tap on the menu for kebabs (three horizontal dots) icon located at the top right-hand edge of your screen. This will reveal the menu with overflow.
Then, find and click on the option ‘Settings’ from the menu in the menu overflow to proceed.
Then, on the screen ‘Settings’, select and then tap the Advanced option to continue.
Find the ‘Show iPhone reaction in Emoji Option on the screen and then tap the next switch to move it back to the “On” position.
All iPhone messages will appear as emojis on the screen of your Android device, so you use Google Messages. Google Messages app to converse.
Here you go, people! By following these easy steps to ensure that you are able to see the reaction of the message as they were intended to be, rather than just simply reading a explanation about the response.