Google is working on something new that will allow you and me to connect with our friends easier through Android. There’s the idea of ‘App Preview Messaging’ that is now on preview mode, hoping to make connecting through mobile faster and more efficient. After launching the Duo video chat and Allo instant messaging, here’s the Internet giant rolling out a new feature that is expected to be more than helpful.

App Preview Messaging is part of Google Play Services on Android. It lets you send an instant message to a contact from an app even if he doesn’t use the same app. This way, anyone can reach another contact even if you are using different apps. With this feature, there’s no way you can’t reach someone or receive a message from people.

There’s no excuse now with App Preview Messaging. The feature is still being developed but the concept certainly has potential. For developers of messaging apps for Android, you can test out this feature by checking out the program. Feel free to access and test the feature so you can extend the reach of your app.

We don’t know how this will work exactly but based on the illustration, a message may be sent and then received on another device by showing up in the notification shade. You can only read the message or a portion of it complete with the name of the sender, profile photo, and time. We’re guessing there will also be an indication for what kind of app was used to send the message. You will still need to use a specific app to open the message and respond if you need too.

SOURCE: Google