- The code in the beta version of Google Messaging indicates that the “nudge” feature may be coming soon.
- In theory, this is like a Gmail feature that can highlight important emails that you haven’t responded to.
- You can already set reminders about messages manually, but this will be automatic.
We all did it: an important text message came in, you read it, but you are too busy to reply. You put it aside, and then realized after a few days that you never responded. At the same time, the person you did not respond to is very upset about it.
According to the disassembly of the APK XDA-Developer, For those who use Google Messages, this may become a thing of the past. The code in the latest beta version of the app indicates that Google may bring “Nudges” to the SMS app. This feature will move conversations that Google thinks you have forgotten to the top of the conversation list.
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A feature with the same name already exists in Gmail. With this in mind, we hope that the Messages version will work in roughly the same way. The disassembly of the APK shows that you may have two options: highlight the messages you may need to reply to and the messages you may need to follow up.
Since this is an unannounced feature in the beta version of the Google Messages app, it is not clear whether this will be activated. However, considering the usefulness of this feature and its pre-existence in Gmail, we think it is likely to land eventually.
Please note that you can already set manual reminders in Google Messages. However, since this is something you need to remember, it is not as useful as an automatic nudge system.