According to 9to5Google, Google is fixing a very annoying problem that Android users have been facing when they receive iMessage reactions from their iPhone-user friends. The company has slowly rolled out the Messages app's ability to interpret iMessage reactions to its own reactions.
Before this, Messages has converted the "reactions" into a fallback text. For instance, if an Android user sent a message to an iOS user that says "see you later?" and the latter reacted with a thumbs up emoji, Messages would display the response as "liked 'see you later?'". While it's been frustrating for some time, it's good to finally see Google fixing the issue for Android users.