Google Unveils These New Features on Android, WearOS

Google has announced seven new features for Android phones, tablets, and Wear OS watches. These updates are meant to make your daily life easier and more efficient. Here are the new features:

1. Edit Sent Messages:

   – You will soon be able to edit sent messages in Google Messages. Just tap and hold a message to fix typos or add missing words within 15 minutes of sending.

2. Easy Hotspot Sharing and Device Switching for Video Calls:

   – With the new instant hotspot feature, you can connect your Android tablet or Chromebook to your phone’s hotspot with one tap, no password needed.

   – You can also switch devices during a Google Meet call by tapping the Cast icon, allowing you to move seamlessly between your phone, tablet, or web browser.

3. New Emoji Kitchen Combos:

   – New sticker combinations are coming to Emoji Kitchen, perfect for the festival season. Mix and match your favorite emojis, like a disco ball and headphones, and share them as stickers via Gboard.

4. Control Google Home Devices from Home Screen:

   – A new Google Home Favorites widget can be added to your phone’s home screen, letting you quickly manage your smart devices. You can check the room temperature or turn off lights with a single tap. This feature is available for those in the Public Preview.

5. Smart Device Control on Wear OS Watches:

   – Customize your Wear OS smartwatch with the Google Home Favorites tile for easy access to your smart home devices. Control lights, door locks, and temperature settings directly from your watch.

   – Users in the U.S. and Germany can now make secure payments using PayPal on Google Wallet from their Wear OS watches.

6. Expanded Digital Car Key Availability:

   – The digital car key feature, which lets you lock, unlock, and start your car with your phone, is now available on select MINI models. It will soon be available for select Mercedes-Benz and Polestar vehicles, and you can securely share your digital car key with family and friends.


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