Google has started rolling out a new update for its Messages app to further improve the end-to-end encrypted group chat feature for the users. As per the information, the Google Messages app will now allow customers to add up to 100 members to an end-to-end encrypted group chat.
The US company is offering this secured group chat feature for Android users for a long time. But a group owner was allowed to add only 21 members (including himself) to this group. Now with the latest Google messages app update, the limit has been increased.
Spotted by Esper’s Mishaal Rahman, Google Messages app customers can now add up to 100 members to an end-to-end encrypted group chat so that more of their relatives and friends can enjoy secure chatting together.
It is worth mentioning that Google is releasing this feature for Messages app beta participants only. However, the couple should soon release the ability to add 100 members to an end-to-end encrypted group chat for regular users as well.
End-to-end encryption messages:
When you send a message to someone who also has chat features enabled in Messages, your chat conversation is automatically upgraded to end-to-end encryption. It ensures that no one can read the content sent between you and the other person.
YouTube kills the affordable ‘Premium Lite’ subscription
YouTube is ending its cheaper “Premium Lite” plan that offered ad-free viewing for €6.99 per month. The plan was only available in some European countries including Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, and Sweden since mid-2021. This plan will be discontinued after 25 October 2023.
The “Premium Lite” plan did not include YouTube Music, offline downloads, or background playback, unlike the regular YouTube Premium plan. YouTube says the company is working on different versions of Premium Lite based on user feedback.
YouTube Premium recently increased its prices for individual plans to $13.99/month while family plans cost $22.99/month. YouTube has also been trying to block ad blockers on its platform.
Many users want a more affordable option to watch YouTube videos without ads. YouTube Premium Lite seemed to be a good solution, but it was not widely available. It is unclear if YouTube will launch a similar plan in the future.
Fresh Samsung Clock update arrives for One UI Galaxy devices
Samsung has released a new update for its Clock app, which brings bug fixes and improvements to the app. The update has the version number 22.214.171.124 and is 27.87 MB in size. The update is currently rolling out for Galaxy devices running Android 13-based One UI 5 /5.1 /5.1.1.
The fresh update of the Samsung Clock app improves the performance and stability of the Clock app as well as fixes some bugs and issues. Although, the changelog of this update does not include any new feature or change.
Samsung Clock app is one of the most popular and useful apps on Galaxy devices, as it provides various functions such as alarm, stopwatch, timer, world clock, and bedtime mode. The app also supports dark mode, edge lighting, and Bixby voice commands. The new update makes the app even more versatile and user-friendly and enhances the user experience.
The update is available for download from the Google Play Store or the Samsung Galaxy Store. The update is expected to reach all Android 13 devices in the coming days. Also, users can get it through the third-party source link mentioned here.
Customize your Samsung device with the new and improved Galaxy Themes 5.3.01.15
If you are a Samsung user, you’re obviously familiar with the Galaxy Themes app, which allows you to customize your device with various wallpapers, icons, fonts, and more. At the moment, the company is releasing a new update for the Samsung Galaxy Themes app with version 5.3.01.15.
The update enhances some fucntions of the app to provide a better performance. In addition, the fresh update also fixes some minor bugs and crashes that were reported by some users to app run more smoothly and reliably after the update.
However, there’s no new feature or change noted but it surely delivers an enhanced experience. If you haven’t updated the app yet, you can do so by going to the Galaxy Store or downloading it directly from the third-party source link mentioned here.