Messages

4.2
9.04M reviews
1B+
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Content rating
Everyone
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About this app

Messages by Google is the official Google app for texting over RCS with fallback to SMS/MMS. Get more done in your messages with one-tap calendar reminders and emoji replies, and keep your conversations secure with spam protection and end-to-end encryption so that you can focus on connecting with the people and businesses you care about — no matter what device they use.

See when friends are typing or when they have read your message, share high-quality images and videos, easily add people to a group chat, and experience an all-around richer messaging experience.

End-to-end encryption is a security method that keeps your eligible communications secure, so no one (including Google and third parties) can read or view your messages or attachments.

Receive warnings about suspected spam and unsafe websites. Easily block and report potential spammers to help stop unwanted and fraudulent messages.

Share high-quality videos directly from your Google Photos library.

Messages can be automatically sorted into personal and business categories. Nudge replies remind you to follow up on a message, and birthday reminders make sure you send well wishes on time.

Keep the conversation going no matter what device you're on. Chat with friends from your phone, computer, Android tablet, or smart watch with the Messages app.

Access suggested replies, one-tap calendar reminders, link sharing, and more without leaving your message. Reply quicker and get more out of your conversations with smart actions.

Suggested responses, gifs, and emojis make conversations faster and more fun. Reply back to messages with just a tap and keep the conversation going.
Updated on
Nov 21, 2022

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
No data shared with third parties
Learn more about how developers declare sharing
This app may collect these data types
Location, Personal info and 8 others
Data is encrypted in transit
Data can’t be deleted
Independent security review
4.2
9.04M reviews
Pamela NelsH
November 17, 2022
It's works for the most part. The thing I can't stand is the sound connected to outgoing messages. NOT THE NOTIFICATIONS!! I'm talking about the sound when you create the text and hit send. It's dull and flaccid and sounds like an error. Was that the best the developer could do?? Because wow... Please add an option to turn off the sound or change it.
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Google LLC
November 17, 2022
Hi, Pamela. It looks like you're having trouble with notifications. Check out this Help Center article for assistance: https://goo.gle/2QMbaZU. Should you continue to have issues, you may check our forums for help. Follow this link: https://goo.gle/2oL30GG. Hope this helps!
Faith Bono
November 25, 2022
This app just saved me tons of stress, time, having to screen shoot messages and printer ink and paper since it automatically allows me to see my texts on my laptop. Thank you so much for that. I do have a few suggestions tho. While I love that I can block people from texting me and then go peek to see what they say, I don't like that I'm still notified that they texted me. I also don't like that I can't set backgrounds to contacts or make changes to the text bubbles. It's kinda bland.
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Michelle Taepakdee
November 19, 2022
I can't switch the messages from Rich Communication Service (chat) to regular SMS (text), and because of that, they always fail to send. After they inevitably fail, then I get the option to switch. I've looked up dozens of help articles, and they always go through how to change the settings, but the app won't let me change the settings. It's made me extremely angry and frustrated. I absolutely loathe this app with a passion, but most of my friends don't use Whatsapp or LINE, so I'm stuck.
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Google LLC
November 19, 2022
Hi, Michelle. We're sorry to hear that. Please see this link: https://goo.gle/2QKhL7g. If you are still experiencing issues, please submit feedback within the Messages app by tapping the three dot menu in the top right corner - Help & Feedback - Send Feedback. Thank you.

What's new

• Bug fixes and stability improvements.