Android Messages will translate iMessage reactions as emojis

With their own messaging systems, it has not been simple for iOS and Android users to communicate transparently. The biggest problem is in the reactions to the messages, which is seen differently in each system.

This situation is about to have a simple solution, with Google intervening in its app. Soon Android Messages will translate iMessage reactions as emojis so everyone sees the same in any app.


The ability to react to messages is not new to Android. Google presented this new feature at the RCS in 2020, so that users can express themselves clearly in every message they receive, without having to type anything.

This functionality already existed on iOS and iMessage, with the idea that these platforms could communicate. Unfortunately, this was not what was seen, with the Messaging app literally translating what was sent, far from what users expected.

This scenario is changing and a change has already been seen in the latest beta version, which is now being extended to all. This will allow the Messaging app to correctly translate the reactions that are sent.

Although there are now these emojis to show what iMessage users send in reaction, this translation is not entirely reliable. Many of these emojis are different from the ones sent, being only close to what you would expect.

Google also wants to show the user that these emojis do not come from its Message app and therefore created a simple form. When clicking on these reactions, a notification will appear on the screen stating that it has been “translated from iPhone”.

This improvement, already being extended to all Android users, it improves even more the Google service. A simple translation now allows Message and iMessage users to communicate even better and more clearly.


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