Monday, November 23

Google Messages will offer to schedule the sending of an SMS

Did you get into the habit of delaying sending your emails in Gmail? Good news ! You will soon be able to do the same with your SMS in Google Messages.

Google Messages

Google continues to enrich its Messages application on Android, this time with the possibility of programming the sending of an SMS. The principle is therefore similar to Gmail.

For some time now, it has been possible to program the sending of an email directly within Gmail. From now on, you will be able to do the same for your SMS on Google Messages. This feature was originally spotted on Twitter.

Google Messages

Google Messages

XDA Developers reports that Google is currently rolling out an update to the app. More specifically, the latter is not available within the Play Store. This novelty would be based on the activation of a server parameter.

Personalize the sending of an SMS

To postpone sending an SMS, simply hold down the Send button. By default, Google offers three time slots and also allows you to select the date and time of your choice. The principle is therefore rather familiar. Moreover, just like the mail manager, it is possible to edit, cancel or directly send a message listed in the queue.

Until now, a long press on the Send button presented the possibility of adding a subject to the message. This option has been moved within the menu identified by three dots.

Note that all types of messages can thus be programmed. Still, the functionality as described today does not seem quite practical. Having to perform a prolonged press remains an unusual manipulation which is sure to cause some accidents. We imagine that several messages initially planned for later sending will be sent directly.

Google Messages

A consistent experience

This is not the first time that Google has introduced functionalities available in Gmail to Messages. At the end of September, we reported that the application should also be enriched with categories.

Messages should indeed automatically sort your conversations in order to highlight personal SMS from those generated automatically. Besides, Google should also be able to spot messages containing a security code when two-factor authentication has been activated on a service.

Perhaps in the long term, the Californian firm will also offer a Snooze feature in order to put forward a received SMS to process it later. Note also that this feature does not necessarily require the activation of the chat features that activate the entire RCS aspect of the Google Messages application.

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