Friday, August 4, 2017

SMS in Android Messages can now be marked as read in notifications.

I still use SMS sometimes, but I've long transitioned to messaging apps like WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger. And for the rare times that I use it, it's good to see Google keeps adding new features to Android Messages.

The latest update allows users to mark a message as read right in the notification area. A feature that I find particularly useful. Before this update, 'Reply' was the only option available in the notification area and swiping the message away after reading did not remove the unread badge on the Android Messages icon. The 'Mark as read' option fixes that problem. So thanks for that Google, but there's another feature I think you could add up there: A delete button.

Many online services still sends out SMS messages with code for authentication and since messages can be read without opening the app, a delete button in the notification area would make perfect sense. 

Do you think a 'Delete' button in the messages notifications will be useful?

Grab the update in Google Play Store.

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