It appears like Google is engaged on an enhancing characteristic for Google Messages that can allow you to alter RCS texts after they’ve been despatched. That is primarily based on 4 strings of code discovered by TheSpAndroid within the newest Google Messages Beta that reference enhancing.
We are able to’t see what this characteristic may appear to be in follow but, however the strings counsel that the app will have the ability to ship and obtain edits to messages, and also will present you the historical past of an edited message – so you’ll be able to see what was despatched earlier than and after it was edited.
We additionally don’t understand how enhancing itself will work. Some companies solely allow you to edit a message a set variety of instances, whereas others provide you with a time restrict inside which to change the message, and a few haven’t any restrictions.
Irrespective of how Google Messages enhancing shapes out, this instrument will likely be a giant get for the app – particularly for folks like me, who always ship texts riddled with spelling errors. That’s, if it ever truly launches – as with all leaks, there’s no assure it is going to occur.
One other win for RCS?
This improve would observe a number of massive updates for the messaging app which have rolled out this 12 months, together with end-to-end encryption and a visible overhaul.
Sadly, there’s no indication of when this Google Messages characteristic will launch, so we may be ready some time, or it might arrive very quickly. There’s additionally no assure that enhancing will ever come to Google Messages till an official announcement is made – that mentioned, with Google making an attempt to make its messaging service the popular decide over the likes of WhatsApp and others (with a few of these apps already providing message enhancing) it appears doubtless that including message enhancing is a matter of when and never if.
It’s additionally but to be seen if this characteristic will likely be baked into the RCS normal, or will likely be a characteristic of Google Messages particularly. If it’s the previous, then this enhancing instrument would additionally come to iMessage and iPhones when Apple lastly adopts RCS subsequent 12 months; if it’s the latter, Google may find yourself creating its personal two-tiered system just like the one it has lengthy accused Apple of making with its inexperienced/blue bubble messaging – with Android RCS customers getting a superior expertise.