An example emoji reaction in iMessage. | Screenshot: Apple Messages

An update to Google Messages on Android allows it to properly display emoji reactions sent from the iPhone’s Messages app, 9to5Google reports.

The update addresses a long-standing issue that occurs when users of Apple’s iMessage service chat with friends using the Messages app on Android. Previously, when an iPhone user reacted to an Android user’s message using an emoji, it appeared as a separate text message when received on Android, often resulting in confusion and lots of unnecessary clutter.

Screenshot: Google Messages
The old method generated a separate message for each reaction.

Screenshot: 9to5Google
The new approach is much cleaner.

After the update, however, the…

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