Google is bringing its own version of iMessage called Google Chat. This feature will be introduced for Android users in the UK and France next month before its global roll-out.
The feature is similar to iMessage, there will be read-receipts, ellipsis symbols, and pop-ups in the chat. The typing indicator will also be shown when the other individual is replying.
Moreover, Chat can be used on Wi-Fi to save mobile data. Users will be able to send high-quality images as well as high-resolution videos via the messaging service. The texting service can be activated or deactivated anytime at all.
Sanaz Ahari, Google’s Product Manager Director has said:
While we’re pleased with this progress, our goal is to seamlessly bring a modern messaging experience to every Android user around the world, regardless of their device or carrier.
However, unlike other popular messaging applications, Google Chat does not offer individuals end-to-end encryption.
This means that Google can view all messages and content being sent back and forth which can cause serious concern to many.
At the same time, it is highly-Likely that Google might introduce encryption later on as WhatsApp did.
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