Google might soon have a new way to handle Google Messages updates, and it might become a real pain point. Keeping apps updated is important, we all know that. Updates bring security patches and new features. But with Messages, Google might be ready to take things a bit far.

Previously, update notifications for Messages would take up half the screen and could be easily dismissed. Now? The update notification could take over your entire screen. Close it, and it pops right back up the next time you open Messages. This cycle repeats until you update the app.

This potentially upcoming feature was spotted by the folks over at Android Authority, who shared a screen recording of the annoying prompt in action. Check it out below (loads from Imgur):

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While keeping apps updated is important, this new system might be a little too aggressive. It’s more annoying than helpful. Hopefully, Google will find a better balance in the future. In the meantime, just be prepared for some persistent update nagging every time you open Messages.

Dwayne Cubbins
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My fascination with Android phones began the moment I got my hands on one. Since then, I've been on a journey to decode the ever-evolving tech landscape, fueled by a passion for both the "how" and the "why." Since 2018, I've been crafting content that empowers users and demystifies the tech world. From in-depth how-to guides that unlock your phone's potential to breaking news based on original research, I strive to make tech accessible and engaging.

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