Attention anyone who’s ever been part of a very active group chat with iMessage and Google Message users: Android users will start to see iMessage reaction emojis instead of text soon! Via 9to5Google:
Once rolled out to your Android phone, Google Messages will convert iMessage reactions (officially referred to as “Tapbacks“) sent by iPhone users in response to SMS/MMS. Instead of them appearing as an annoying text version (e.g., Loved “Testing”), the response on your device will appear in the bottom-right corner of the message bubble you sent, similar to the iOS-to-iOS experience.
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