Google has updated its Allo messaging app to version 14 across Android and iOS, and with the update brings new message reactions. Now, when someone sends you a text message on the platform, you’ll be able to tap a little heart to tell your friend whether you like what they just said. It’s a simple addition that may come in handy in, say, group chats so you don’t notify everyone if you replied to something.

Of course, probably the only thing users of Allo want at this point is SMS integration. Google hasn’t shared anything on the development of this feature, so we don’t even know if it’s coming or not. Regardless, you’ll have to compensate by sending hearts to your friends to tell them you like what they’re talking about.

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Posted by Max Buondonno

Founder and executive editor at Matridox (formally MBEDDED). I've also founded and am the sitting CEO at MBEDDED Media, a new kind of media company. Lover of anything and everything involving technology. I know CSS and basic HTML to an extent. Writer, blogger, critic, coder, and self-certified genius. Oh, and I'm told I'm a legend, if that means anything to you.

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