Google Message for the Web now sports in-line reactions over RCS, months after adding support to Android-powered mobile devices…
Back in May, Google released support for an iMessage type of feature in the form of emoji reactions for RCS messages on Android. But, the company didn’t do the same for its web client. That is, until now. Google is starting to roll out the same in-line emoji reactions on the web version, bringing the experience more in-line with its mobile counterpart (with at least one exception).
Google Messages for Web Gains In-Line Emoji Reactions
Over the past few days, Google Messages for the web has gained support for emoji reactions that closely mirror the reply options on Android. Now, on each individual message, a new emoji icon appears next to the three-dot overflow menu. Clicking on it reveals six reactions, including thumbs up, heart eyes, laughing, surprised, sad, angry, and thumbs down. But, it doesn’t support the same animations like Messages on Android does.
There’s long been an option to reply with emoji on Google Messages for the web. However, the button has resided in the chat message input field (along with stickers, GIFs, and picture attachments), and not alongside each individual message within a given conversation.