Tag Archive: Messages


Google’s Messages app may soon gain end-to-end encryption for RCS messages

Google Fi integration will also come to the Messages app in the near future.

What you need to know An APK teardown of Google Messages v6.2 has revealed that the messaging app may soon gain end-to-end encryption for RCS chats. Both the sender and receiver will need to have a good internet connection for end-to-end encryption to work. There is no word yet on exactly when end-to-end encryption will arrive.

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UK users targeted by malicious, fake contact tracing text messages

A message falsely warns users they have been in contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19.

What you need to know Scammers are reportedly preying on the UK’s upcoming contact tracing app. UK mobile users are receiving malicious texts, falsely stating they have been in contact with someone who has COVID-19 symptoms. The attack could be used to steal personal information or compromise bank accounts.

A report suggests that scammers have already starting targeting UK  [Read More…]

WhatsApp may soon be introducing self-destructing messages

Naturally, you’ll be able to set a timer for when the message is deleted.

What you need to know The latest WhatsApp beta shows the company is planning on copying more than just Stories from Snapchat. It’s also working on bringing self-destructing messages to its own app. A clock icon next the read receipts will show if a message is slated for automatic deletion.

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WhatsApp may be introducing self-destrusting messages soon

Naturally, you’ll be able to set a timer for when the message is deleted.

What you need to know The latest WhatsApp beta shows the company is planning on copying more than just Stories from Snapchat. It’s also working on bringing self-destructing messages to its own app. A clock icon next the read receipts will show if a message is slated for automatic deletion.

Having already made a pledge toward ensuring your privacy by password protecting your  [Read More…]

Google Messages could soon be able to send iMessage-like ‘reaction texts’

The feature is likely to become available for users sometime later this year.

What you need to know An APK teardown of the Messages app v5.8 has revealed that Google is working on introducing “reaction texts” similar to iMessage. When users react to a message from someone who doesn’t have RCS enabled, Messages will send them a reaction text such as “Liked a photo.” In addition to “reaction texts”, Google is also expected to add emoji reactions  [Read More…]

Google may finally add message reactions to its Messages app this year

The app may also let users doodle on images before sending them, similar to Google Duo.

What you need to know An APK teardown has revealed that Google is working on adding message reactions to its Messages app. Google Messages is likely to gain a new doodling feature as well. Both new features will likely be rolled out to users sometime later this year.

Google’s Messages app, with its easy-to-use interface and RCS support, is one of  [Read More…]

Here’s how you can finally use RCS chat with Samsung’s Messages app

The rollout of RCS messaging features has been a slow and frustrating process for all Android users. Then, Google decided to hop on the bandwagon and give just about everyone access to RCS through its own Messages app. Still, Samsung has lagged behind due in part to different carriers dragging their feet. Today, we’re taking a look at how you can set up RCS chat with the Samsung Messages app — provided that your carrier has enabled it.

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Apple engineers have a proposal to standardize 2FA messages

It could prevent users from accidentally entering their code on a phishing site with the wrong URL…

What you need to know Apple engineers have unveiled a proposal to standardize the format of two-factor authentication. It has suggested the use of a new SMS format for one-time-passcode messages. The new format would include the website the code is meant for, information that could be automatically extracted by a browser or app.

Apple WebKit engineers have unveiled a  [Read More…]

Floating conversation bubbles might be coming soon to Google Messages

Bubbles will give an on-screen floating notification, much like Facebook Messenger.

What you need to know The Bubbles feature was first seen in Android 10 Beta 2 on Pixels. Currently, the feature can be enabled within the Developer Options on Android 10 devices. Bubbles can be enabled and disabled within the Google Messages app notification settings.

Google apps have been getting a fair number of updates as of late, and Google Messages is no different. Shortly after  [Read More…]

WhatsApp could soon let Android users send ‘self-destructing’ messages

The “Delete Messages” feature was previously named “Disappearing Messages.”

What you need to know The latest WhatsApp beta version for Android includes a new “Delete Messages” feature. Currently under development, the feature will allow users to send messages that will automatically be deleted after a set period of time. Since it hasn’t been enabled yet, you will not be able to try out the feature even if you install the latest WhatsApp beta on your phone.

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