Google’s Most Recent Android Feature Release Allows you to Edit Texted Messages

In an effort to improve the use of Android products and services, Google is rolling out seven new updates and improvements. Google Messages has undergone the most significant update, allowing users to edit messages up to 15 minutes after they are delivered.

To do this, pick the pencil icon that shows at the top of the screen after tapping and holding on sent RCS messages. Since the Messages app code started mentioning editing last year, users have been expecting this capability.

The Google Messages upgrade for all phones running Android 8 or later is being released starting today. Rival texting platforms like iMessage and WhatsApp have already incorporated similar editing features.

Additionally, Google revealed updates to instant hotspot, which will soon let users to tap-free connect an Android tablet or Chromebook to their phone’s hotspot without a password.

During Google Meet calls, users may now hit the Cast symbol to switch between connected phones, tablets, or web browsers thanks to the immediate hotspot upgrade. On June 10th, all of these capabilities will be available for Android tablets, phones, and foldable devices running Android 11 or later.

The Google Home Favorites widget, which lets users view and manage their most frequently used smart home appliances quickly, is now accessible in public preview and can be installed on Android phones’ home screens. Along with a new PayPal option for Google Wallet in the US and Germany, smartwatches running Wear OS 3 or later will also be able to run the Google Home Favorites tile as of May 30.

On June 10th, Emoji Kitchen will also receive some new sticker sets that users may share via Gboard. Finally, more cars will now be supported by digital car keys, including some Mini, Mercedes-Benz, and Polestar models.

Updates using digital keys are available for Android 12 and above. On May 13th, support for Mini vehicles—which is already available in the EU—began to roll out in the US. Mercedes-Benz support will launch on June 10th, and Polestar support will launch between June 17th and June 21st.