Google Messages new update makes it look a bit like the iPhone’s Messages app

To commemorate one billion monthly active users, Google is introducing several new customization options to the Messages app.

What is special interesting about the update is that a few features are reminiscent of what you’ll find in Apple’s own Messages app. For example, there’s Photomoji, which lets you cut specific parts of a photo and use them as emoji reactions. iOS 17 has something similar called Stickers. In Google Messages, cutouts are “saved to a special tab for reuse,” and other people in a group chat can use the same Photomojis at any time.