Google Messages will now display profile pictures on top of conversations

Google Messages profile pictures

Google is constantly dropping new pinches for the Messages app these days, and the recent one is the addition of profile pictures. After the super duper read receipt icons, the company is bringing the ability to showcase the contact photos at the top of the chats in the respective application.

If you are already using the Google Messages app, you would be aware of several tweaks that make the chat experience coherent and efficient at the same time. One of them is the info feature, where just one tap on a user’s name can lead you to Google Contacts.

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Now, to enhance this feature to more extent, the Android maker is adding the Profile Pictures option to Google Messages. As per the input revealings, the feature is appearing with Google Messages version 20230313_01_RC00.

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For your information, this will be the same image that often appears in the main list of chats. On the flip side, tapping on the location in the group conversations will lead you to the detail page.

Google Messages profile pictures

Accordingly, this is quite similar to other online social media apps. For instance – Telegram, WhatsApp, and Facebook Messenger. Just like these apps, the profile photos in Google Messages will appear in the left position.

In addition to this change, the magnifying glass icon is removed from the head section of the chat. And the “Search” tab is pushed to the overflow menu. Eventually, this is a little more lengthy than the earlier points.

For the moment, the new profile picture option is available to a handful of users due to the beta phase. Although the US tech maker will avail the interesting add-on for the general public in the coming days. It would be worth seeing what else we will see in the respective application with the new update.


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