Image credit - Android Police

Image credit – Android Police

We know that Google is pushing more people to use its Hangouts app, and if you are a heavy Hangouts user, you might be interested to learn that Google has recently pushed out an update for the app which brings a much requested feature to it: the ability to quick reply messages that pop up on your notifications.

Like we said, it is a highly requested feature that we’re not sure why it took Google this long to roll it out, but hey, better late than never, right? As you can see in the screenshots above, the feature is pretty straightforward where upon receiving a message, you’ll get a popup that will allow you to send a quick reply.

However as Android Police notes, this only seems to work with single messages, meaning that if you have a stack of messages from different people waiting for you, then quick reply will not work. A bit of a bummer since iOS’s Messages quick reply seems to work with all messages, but perhaps Google will update this feature later.

The update is rolling out to Android users as we speak, so if you haven’t seen or received the update yet, we expect that eventually it will make its way onto your device, so keep an eye out for it.

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