Google Messages Provides Android Texting Feature

New Google updates on its Android apps have the text message scheduler, one of the new updates. Google announced updates to many Android apps, such as Google Assistant, Google Maps, and TalkBack.

Before scheduling a message, the latest version of Google Messages installation is essential on your mobile phone. It’s not the default text message app but just Google Messages.

In case you are not aware of how to change the default messaging app, you should not worry as whenever you open Google Messages for the first time, it’ll ask you to make the switch. The simplest method to ensure you’ve received Messages latest version:

  • Open the Play Store app
  • Go to My Apps
  • Check for updates

Here I’ve included details of how to schedule a text message, including choosing a custom to send time and how you can change or edit the message.

How to schedule a message with the Google Messages app?

When you first time launch the Google Messages app, then open any of the conversations. See a small pop-up window showing over the Send button that’ll let you know schedule messages. Its similar to scheduling an email in Gmail.

So, if you want to schedule a text, type your message and long-press the Send. Before you completely create your message, pick the scheduled time to don’t write out the text and accidentally send it.

Once you long-press on Send button, a pop-up with preselected times and dates will pop-up where tap Pick date and time, or you can choose one of those suggestions.

It’ll open Android’s date and time picker to allow you to customize the message’s sending time exactly to the minute.

Whenever you’re completed with setting the time, tap Save.

You aren’t restricted to scheduling only text messages, but there’s also an option to add pictures and videos to schedule. So simply after you tap on Send button, you will have a small clock icon.

How to edit, view, or delete a scheduled text message?

A scheduled message will show in your conversation thread, though, it’ll include a clock next to the conversation and a note that says Scheduled message under itYou also have the option to hide the message where you’ll require to tap on Scheduled message. 

Update message will allow you to pick a different time and edit the text. Delete message will discard the text, and Send now will immediately send the message. Google Messages has more tricks up its sleeve.