Google Messages app open on smartphone (1)

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  • Google temporarily removed nudges/reminders from Google Messages.
  • The removal allowed developers to redesign the conversation screen.
  • A flag spotted in Google Messages suggests the feature is coming back with support for the redesigned screen.

A while back, it was reported that Google was removing the “Nudge” feature from Messages. Now it appears the tech giant is preparing to bring the feature to the app.

Nudges were first introduced in 2018 as a function for Gmail before expanding out to Google Messages in 2021. In Messages, the feature would prompt you to reply to messages and encourage you to follow up on outgoing messages by pushing unfinished conversations to the top of your conversations list. The feature was also used to remind users about birthdays if a date was stored in the contacts app.