Latest Build of Android Messages Adds 'Mark As Read' Tool
Google has pushed out a minor update to the Android Messages application and given it a useful new feature. Now, users can opt to mark messages as read directly from the notification shade. Prior to this change, people had to open the message within the app itself to mark it as read. The app is also now compatible with Android O, including Android O functions such as notification channels. Android Messages 2.3.x is free to download from the Google Play Store.
Project Fi Subscribers Gain Smart Replies in Android Messages App
Google today said it is bringing the smart reply feature from its Gmail app to the Android Messages app. The tool automatically generates several responses to incoming messages, which users can select and send with a single tap.
Google Tweaks Hangouts to Help Find Latest Messages
Google has updated Hangouts on the web and on mobile devices with a new user interface for finding the newest messages. Moving forward, Hangouts users will see a "Jump to Last Read" button that will take them to the last unread message in their chat.
Google Hits Refresh Button on Hangouts for Android
Google today pushed out a significant update to its Hangouts messaging application for Android devices that puts it inline with the iOS app. Google overhauled Hangouts' visual appearance with material design, and improved how the app feels thanks to more fluid transitions, and better touch response.
Google Duo Gains Video Message Function
Google today updated its Google Duo video chatting application with a new video message feature. The idea is to allow video callers to leave a video message in the event the person they call can't pick up.
Mark as read tool