Android users can now edit messages after sending them


Android users are getting new features, including the ability to edit messages after sending and create a hotspot with just a tap.

On Thursday, Google announced seven new features for Android and Wear OS devices. Some are already available today, while others will be rolled out gradually later this year.

The most notable change is coming to Google Messages. Now, if you send an RSC-supported message and see a typo in your text, either by you or the autocorrect, you’ll be able to correct it and add new information by tapping and holding it. However, correcting the text will only be possible within 15 minutes after the message has been sent.

Another significant feature is called Instant Hotspots. It will enable users to create a hotspot with a single tap. And if a person needs to change hotspot devices in the middle of a Google Meet call, they can quickly switch devices by pressing the Cast icon, Google says.

The Google Home app is getting a few updates. The app’s Favorites widget will be available on a phone's home screen, enabling management and control of the most-used smart devices, such as dimming the lights.

Those who want to test the feature early can sign up for an early preview.

Google says easier controls of Google Home are also coming to Wear OS. A shortcut will allow users to unlock doors, dim lights, or change temperature with a tap on the wrist.

In addition, Wear OS users in the US and Germany can now pay with PayPal on their Google Wallet from Wear OS watch.

Google is also expanding its digital car key. The feature, which enables controlling a car with a smartphone, is coming to more cars. Now, it is available in selected MINI models, and soon, it will be compatible with selected Mercedes Benz and Polestar vehicles.

Finally, there’s a fun feature coming to Android devices. Emoji Kitchen sticker combinations will enable mixing different emojis into one on Gboard.