Technology Messages on the Mac may finally catch up to its iOS counterpart

00:25  24 may  2020
00:25  24 may  2020 Source:   engadget.com

Google is bringing emoji reactions to RCS messaging

  Google is bringing emoji reactions to RCS messaging Android Police reported that Google's RCS messaging system, realized through the Messages application, is getting a new feature that will place it more in line with Apple's iMessage service: message reaction emojis. When Google launched RCS messaging for Android systems, it was designed to be an Apple iMessage competitor; however, since the service began rolling out last year, there have been noticeable differences between the Messages and iMessages app. Most notably, the Google iteration lacks the bells and whistles that Apple offers.

Also, Apple's Messages app will catch up to its iOS counterpart with actual visual effects, such as confetti, fireworks and lasers that are often spelled out "sent with lasers" on the Mac . The Features We Want in macOS 10.15. A better Music app: A straight conversion of the iOS music app will not be

Message the moderators first if you'd like to submit any of these. This. I don't understand r/android's obsession with changing designs. Yeah it might look good and consistent but it makes the job of Also the received images started to pop up in the notifications too for me on 9.0 Pie from this version.

The Messages app on the Mac has lagged behind its iOS equivalent for a long time — it’s good for answering text messages without reaching for your iPhone, but many of the features and effects are missing. It might catch up this year, though. The 9to5Mac team has discovered hints of an overhauled Messages app for macOS in leaked iOS 14 code. The new software is reportedly a Catalyst-based app that will effectively mirror what you see in the iOS and iPadOS versions. You could chat with someone on their iPhone without worrying that you’ll miss part of the conversation, even if it’s just a fanciful sticker.

a screenshot of a computer screen: Messages in macOS showing continuity with other devices Messages in macOS showing continuity with other devices

There aren’t definitive clues as to when this Messages revamp would arrive, although history suggests it’ll be unveiled alongside the next version of macOS at WWDC in June, with the finished software reaching users in the fall.

This could also hint at a more substantial rethink of macOS. To date, Catalyst apps in macOS have been non-essential apps like Podcasts, Stocks and Voice Memos. Messages is considerably more important, and hints that Apple may be willing to use Catalyst to redo other macOS apps that could benefit from parity with their mobile equivalents.

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