Tech giant, Google is adding seven new features to Android with one update including the addition of end-to-end encryption, as well as the ability to start important messages.
As per details, Android users will receive improved emoji sticker suggestions on Gboard and earthquake alerts in more countries, among other features.
The end-to-end encryption will only apply to one-to-one conversations, not group chats. Whereas, users will be able to see a lock icon on the send button, confirming that the chat is encrypted.
All the new features are part of an update for Android smartphones that Google began rolling out on June 15.
However, all eligible devices are expected to receive it soon.
The announcement regarding new features were announced on the Google Keyword blog.
Additionally, Google is also adding the ability to star important messages on the Google Messages app.
The starred messages can be viewed at a later time by going in the ‘Starred Messages’ category on the app.
Gboard is also receiving an update, providing users with emoji sticker suggestions based on the context of the last message sent.
It is currently being rolled out for Gboard beta users and will soon be rolling out to all Gboard users.
Google Assistant will now be able to open and search in many third-party apps with the user’s voice commands without opening those apps.
The search giant is also trying to improve navigation on Android devices and applications for people with motor disabilities with ‘Voice Access’.