Messages

4.2
8M reviews
1B+
Downloads
Content rating
Everyone
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About this app

Meet Messages, Google's official app for texting (SMS, MMS) and chat (RCS). Message anyone from anywhere with the reliability of texting and the richness of chat. Stay in touch with friends and family, send group texts, and share your favorite pictures, GIFs, emoji, stickers, videos and audio messages.
Chat features (RCS)
On supported carriers, you can send and receive messages over Wi-Fi or your data network, see when friends are typing or when they have read your message, share images and videos in high quality, and more.
Clean, intuitive, and comfortable design
Instant notifications, smart replies and a fresh new design make communicating faster and more fun. With dark mode, you can use Messages comfortably in low-light situations.
Easy sharing
Select or take pictures and videos directly from the app and share easily. You can even send audio messages to your contacts.
Richer conversations
Send audio messages, emoji, stickers, or your location. You can also send and receive payments with Google Pay.
Powerful search
Now you can find more of the content shared in your conversations: tap on the search icon and select a specific contact to see your messaging history with them and all the photos, videos, addresses or links you shared with each other.
Messages is supported on devices running Android™ 5.0 Lollipop and above. App also available on Wear OS
Updated on
Jun 29, 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
4.2
8M reviews
Frank Doering
June 28, 2022
Ever since the new upgrade I have been totally unable to receive or send photos, gifs, sound. I am totally unable to operate anything remotely connected with group texting! Can't turn it off, disconnect, or leave the group. I inadverantly moved the group icon to a page and now I can't get rid of it. There are NO instructions on how to do anything with this app. If there is, I can't even find that. Would leave the app but I've got a lot of messages I don't wish to delete. Any help out there.
34 people found this review helpful
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Google LLC
June 28, 2022
Hi, Frank. 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.
Claire Rogers
June 13, 2022
I've had a great overall experience with Messages and little to no problems. However, since the April or May update, my search bar hasn't been working. When I search a word, it will bring me to the most recent mention of it and have it highlighted, as well as previous mentions. However, instead of the arrows allowing me to go straight to previous mentions of the word appearing beneath the search bar, they appear faintly behind it and I can't press the arrows. Uninstalling the app hasn't helped.
586 people found this review helpful
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Google LLC
June 13, 2022
Hi, Claire. Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback. We're sorry to hear that. We'll pass this along to the team so they can continue iterating on your feedback to make Messages even better. We ask that you submit feedback within the Messages app by clicking the Menu > Help and Feedback > Send Feedback.
Amanda Perry
June 17, 2022
I've always used the messages app with an enjoyable experience. Up until recently, I haven't had any issues I couldn't resolve on my own. Now, I am having problems with SMS/MMS controls. If my messages contain pictures/ attachments or if they are longer/larger messages they will not send. Even with WiFi connection they are not going thru. I have been thru everything I can think of in the settings and still am having issues. Please help! Thank you Amanda
358 people found this review helpful
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Google LLC
June 17, 2022
Hi, Amanda. 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.