Google Messages for Android rolling out the ability to star texts, photos/videos

If somebody sends you an important text/chat, your natural inclination today on how to save it is most likely screenshotting. Google wants to replace that behavior with the new built-in ability to star in Messages for Android.

Announced as part of Android’s summer additions series, long-pressing on a message or photo/clip in Google’s SMS/RCS client will reveal a new “star” button in the top-right corner of your screen next to other actions like copy and delete. This will add a blue mark to the bottom-right corner that will stand out as you scroll through a conversation.

Of course, the easier way to find starred messages is from search. Google has introduced a new “Starred” filter at the very top alongside Images, Videos, Places, and Links. Meanwhile, marked media will also feature a corner star from this view.

Starring in Google Messages will “roll out more broadly over the coming weeks.”

More about Google Messages:

Check out the latest Samsung phones at great prices from Gizmofashion – our recommended retail partner.

Author: Abner Li
Source: 9TO5Google

Related posts
AI & RoboticsNews

Exclusive: Former Meta engineers launch Jace, an AI agent that works independently

AI & RoboticsNews

MLPerf 4.0 training results show up to 80% in AI performance gains

AI & RoboticsNews

AI and the future of storytelling | Inworld AI


Defense spending bill would defund Biden’s Gaza pier

Sign up for our Newsletter and
stay informed!