New Android Messages update adds Duo integration, new message indicators, RCS for dual SIM phones, and more
Google's Android Messages has received a new update. The patch log of the new version 2.7 doesn't contain details about any changes, but a teardown of the APK file has revealed a few notable additions.
One of the important features coming with the latest update is integration with Google Duo. If you have contacts that have Duo installed, their respective title bars should now include a video camera icon.
Android Messages will also indicate how many new messages you've received when you re-open a conversation. Last but not least, the update adds support for the RCS standard on dual-SIM phones, allowing owners of such devices to send messages over Wi-Fi, see when friends are typing, group chats, location sharing, and so on.
Aside from the new features, the size of Android Messages itself has been reduced as well. According to The Android Police, the app is now 5.7MB lighter thanks to a removal of a micro-APK intended for Android Wear devices.
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