As new features roll out to Google Messages, one of them is taking a little longer than expected. This is the ability to create Google Photos links quickly to replace MMS. But Google assures that the deployment continues, although the number of users is limited.
Google seeks to overcome the problems of the MMS protocol which is getting old. Indeed, you cannot share heavy files, especially videos whose quality can be degraded. Last March, the company announced new features for its SMS / MMS application, with for example the possibility of generating video sharing links on Google Photos instead of sending MMS.
A new function that solves the problem of MMS
This function began to be deployed in February on the beta version of Google Messages, in particular on the Pixel 6 Pro as tested by a journalist from 9to5Google. However, it has since disappeared, like on many smartphones, but not all.
It is available in the media picker and shows the size of the video before uploading it to the cloud and creating the share link. However, we can stay on the good old MMS, to the detriment of quality. A parameter in the messaging application allows you to decide whether you want to send the videos each time by a link instead of going through an MMS.
Sharing videos via Google Photos is coming” as soon as possible »
A Google spokesperson told 9to5Google that uploading videos to Google Photos will be “ available to all users as soon as possible “. A deployment that is starting to be quite long since it started three months ago. In addition, beta users had the possibility of sending images via Google Photos, before the function was withdrawn for all.
At the same time, other features are being deployed on Google Messages, such as adding messages to favorites, securing messages or even reactions.
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