That the reactions don’t translate to iPhones isn’t a shock. For one, Apple’s Tapback system solely helps you to use a selected set of symbols, so it’s unlikely the corporate’s Messages app has the power so as to add an arbitrary emoji to a message. Even when it did, who is aware of if it will; after years of Apple customers’ reactions displaying up as separate textual content messages for Android customers, it appeared as if the 2 firms had labored out an answer, with iMessage’s and Google Message’s reactions translating between the two platforms. And but, after I examined it in the present day with the usual reactions, I used to be again to the identical outdated system of getting separate “[emoji] to [message]” texts as a substitute of beautifully-displayed reactions when messaging between an Android telephone and iPhone.
No matter no matter Apple and Google have occurring, I’m comfortable to see Google bringing this characteristic to its texting platform, even when it’s actually solely elegant whenever you’re doing RCS chats. It’s a characteristic I’ve all the time wished in all places, and it looks as if Google’s engaged on making that the case, no less than for the folks utilizing its app.