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Android Messages may soon be ready to take on iMessage

Photo by Dan Gold

In a late night post at 5pm Pacific/8pm EST. Android Police published a story about new and exciting updates to Android Messages, the messaging app Google wants everyone to use.

If you remember, I wrote about Android Messages having a deeply hidden ad on YouTube, showcasing some of the features that Google plans to add to the app. Features like read receipts, texting over WiFi and sending and receiving high-quality photos and videos. All of which most iPhone users are familiar with already through iMessage.Also in the Android Police post, there looks like Android Messages is also getting other features that are similar to Google Allo, the other messaging app that Google wants people to use. My guess is that Google Allo is to chat with your friends that have iOS and Android Messages for your friends that have Android devices.

We'll continue to keep our eye out on this developing story. No one has confirmed that any of these features are activated yet in the app, but we can only assume that Google is playing a rather early April fool's joke. Read more about what's inside of the Android Messages update here.

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