Google has rolled out a host of new app updates over the past few months. Just to mention a few, Android users can now see iMessage reactions as Google emoji translations and the Google messages app allows you to preview YouTube videos right from messages. Besides, the search giant has recently launched a slew of new features for various apps including Gboard, Google Messages, Google Photos, and other Google apps via the latest updates.
Let’s check out the list of the important app updates Google has rolled out recently.
List Of Recently Updated Google Apps
- Google Messages
- Google Photos
- Other Google apps
The Google Messages app seems to top the list, with maximum updates pushed towards improving the functionality of the app. It has received the following updates:
- iMessage reactions: Reactions from iMessage users will now be displayed as Google face emojis on text messages. This solves the problem of getting texts back that just said: “Liked [full original text message here].”
- Categories: You can now easily view Personal and Business texts with the tap of the various categories at the top of your inbox.
- OTP cleanup: You can opt to automatically delete one-time passwords 24 hours after receipt.
- Nudges: The feature sends you quick reminders to reply to messages that you may have missed.
- Birthday reminders: No more missing birthdays. If you have a contact in Google’s Contacts app with a birthday listed, you’ll see a reminder that day when you open Messages or enter a conversation with them.
- Photos integration: Google is further integrating one of its other super popular Google apps into Messages. Now, you can share your videos in high quality with your iOS friends, too. Messages will send videos as Google Photos links.
- YouTube previews: You can see a preview of the video right in the conversation.
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Gboard’s Grammar Check feature is no longer limited to Google Pixel devices and is now available to all Android phones. The latest update brings the following features to the table:
- Grammar Correction: Gboard’s Grammar Correction will correct your spelling and grammar as you type. It works entirely on-device to preserve privacy.
- Emoji Kitchen: Google’s popular sticker creation tool now has over 2,000 new mashups.
Google Photos app has been updated to include the following features:
- Portrait Blur: If you subscribe to Google One and/or own a Pixel device, you’ll soon have access to Portrait Blur on more subjects. These will include pets, food, and plants. Earlier, the feature used to work on only people. You can even retroactively add blur to photos that didn’t have the effect when you took them.
Other Google apps
- Google TV: A new feature called Highlights will bring together the latest stories about your favourite TV shows.
- Android Auto: You can now pay for parking using only your voice.
- Nearby Share: It is now possible to share something with multiple people at the same time.
- Widgets: A new Digital Wellbeing-powered screen time widget helps people stay on top of their digital consumption. You can add it to your phone’s home screen.
- Live Transcribe: This feature now works without an internet connection.
Google has been working fairly hard to push new updates to its apps. The Google Suite of apps has been given a high priority lately, which is good for the users. What do you think of the latest app updates rolled out by Google? Do let us know in the comments section below.