Google updated its Messages app last year with an inline reply feature that lets you reply directly to specific messages in a conversation. However, despite existing compatibility issues with iOS devices, as part of Google’s efforts to convince carriers and developers to make his RCS the standard messaging method, the user has decided to RCS must be enabled. Direct Reply is probably one of the most useful features to come to his Android app for Google Messages recently, and it’s finally coming to the web.
The web version of Messages now allows users to quote specific messages when replying to them, similar to many top messaging apps such as Facebook Messenger and Slack. people of 9to5Google The change was first spotted by the Android Police, and we can now confirm that it is now available to a large number of users.
This is useful if you want to keep track of long conversations and provide context when sending messages. To use the inline reply feature, simply hover your mouse over the message you want to reply to and click the Reply button between the reaction picker and the three-dot menu. Type your reply in the text box provided and you’ll see the quoted text right above it. Click the Submit button when you are done.
Prior to this change, when users hovered over RCS chats on the web, they were only presented with the option to copy the text or delete the message. This is a long-awaited feature for many Messages users of the desktop web client, but it’s unclear why it took so long to make it to his web client.
However, there are pitfalls. As with the Android version, this feature is only available in chats with RCS enabled. For SMS and MMS threads, hovering over a message only shows a three-dot menu. This seems to be the point of this feature. It’s about switching people to RCS and making SMS a thing of the past.