Google has been adding a slew of new features to its ‘Google Messages’ app including support for scheduled messages, auto-OTP deletion, and more. It has now come to light that Google is working on adding two new features to its Messages app including support for pinned conversations and the ability to “star” messages. The two upcoming features have been spotted by XDA Developers in a teardown of Google Messages 8.1.050. Talking about the features, the pinned conversation is a feature that allows users to pin conversation to the top of the conversation list.
This helps users have easy access to these “pinned” messages once they open the app as they appear on top of all the other messages. As per the report, the feature will allow users to pin up to three conversations. Another feature is the ability to star certain messages. As part of this feature, Google Messages will soon allow users to star specific messages which users will be able to spot through the search feature. Moreover, all the starred messages on the app will have a “star badge”, making it easier for users to spot them. Keep in mind that both these features haven’t been released yet to the current version of Google Messages and have only been spotted in the teardown of Google Messages 8.1.050.
In other Google-related news, it was recently reported Google will now let you save photos received on Gmail directly to Google Photos via a new feature called the “save to photos” button available right next to the “Add to Drive” button on the attachment. The feature is available to all the Google Workspace customers, G Suite Basic, and Business customers. It’s also available to users with personal Google Accounts.