Google Brings End-to-End Encryption for Messages, Emoji Sticker Suggestions, More to Android Devices
Google Assistant can now natively show third-party app widgets. Gboard will provide emoji sticker suggestions based on context. Android Auto will provide EV charging, parking, navigation information.
Google is adding seven new features to Android with an update. One of the most critical features is the addition of end-to-end encryption to the Google Messages app, along with the ability to start important messages. These new features are a part of an update for Android smartphones that Google started rolling out on June 15, and all qualified devices should receive it soon.
The post details that Android smartphones are getting seven new features with an update. But the end-to-end encryption will only apply to one-on-one conversations and not group chats.
Moreover, Google is also adding the ability to star important messages on the Google Messages app. These starred messages can be viewed at a later time by going in the Starred Messages category on the app.
It is also rolling out earthquake alerts for Android users in more countries. The search giant has built an earthquake detection network for Android.
It is currently being rolled out for Gboard beta users and will be rolled out for all Gboard users soon. You can also apply for Gboard beta.
Lastly, Google is also improving Android Auto by adding more customisation options. Users can now customize the launcher screen directly from the smartphone and also manually adjust for dark mode. Google says browsing also becomes easier with a new ‘back to top’ option and an A to Z button while scrolling. Google is also adding EV charging, parking, and navigation apps to Android Auto. Users will also be able to read and send messages directly from apps such as WhatsApp or the Google Messages app. This feature will be available to all users abroad.