Google Messages has lastly begun testing the ‘messages enhancing’ function, as per a report. The RCS-powered messaging app was rumoured to be engaged on this function since December 2023 when a report discovered some flags equivalent to message enhancing. Now, the function is claimed to be rolling out to beta testers who can see and use the function. Additionally it is an indication that Google is within the last phases of deploying this function, and it may quickly be obtainable to all customers globally within the coming weeks.

In accordance with a report by Telephone Enviornment, the function was discovered within the newest beta model of the Google Messages app which is messages.android_20240506_04-RC00.cellphone.openbeta_dynamiccom.google.android.apps.messaging. Customers enrolled on the Google Play Retailer beta programme with this model will now see an choice to edit messages as soon as it’s despatched. Nonetheless, there’s one caveat. At current, the function will solely work when the recipient of the message can be on the identical beta model of the app.

If a person isn’t on the identical beta model, the edits won’t present up on the receiver’s finish. Tipster AssembleDebug additionally confirmed this function on X (previously often called Twitter) and located that the enhancing time restrict is quarter-hour. Whereas in line with WhatsApp’s edit time restrict, in February, the tipster claimed that the time restrict is likely to be half-hour.

Based mostly on the screenshots shared, a brand new pencil icon has been added by Google that enables customers to edit messages. First, customers should long-press the message they want to edit, after which click on on the pencil icon. This opens up a brand new textual content field the place the unique message is proven and will be edited. As soon as finished, tapping on a checkmark icon subsequent to the field will verify the edit and present up on the receiver’s finish.

Notably, Google can be offering an edit historical past as nicely which can let all of the members see the unique messages. It additionally implies that a number of edits will be carried out on the identical message, and customers will be capable of see all of the totally different variations. The tech big is but to verify any international roll-out timelines for the function.

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