Messages

4.2
8.03M reviews
1B+
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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
Jul 2, 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
8.03M reviews
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
582 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.
Kayla Landeweer
June 19, 2022
I like that you can react to messages like on an iPhone. There are a lot of good features in this app. But it randomly doesn't receive/send texts. This has happened 3 times in one month. It eventually downloads and sends them but it takes several minutes. One time I waited 20 minutes for a text to send. I would rate it 5 stars if this stops happening.
358 people found this review helpful
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Google LLC
June 20, 2022
Hi, Kayla. 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.
Fred Tombar
June 26, 2022
It was great until it wasn't. I had been using this app for months and loved it. I encouraged friends and family to get it too. Suddenly in the past week or so it became glitchy. Messages wouldn't send. Starting a new messages at times took literally minutes. Even starting the app could take time. It is disappointing because there is so much to like with the features. I particularly love one of the newest features that would show iMessage reactions as reactions rather than show up as a text
117 people found this review helpful
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Google LLC
June 26, 2022
Hi, Fred. We're sorry to hear that. Please see this link: https://goo.gle/2QKhL7g. You can also try resetting the app data. More info here (see "Clear the app's cache" section): https://goo.gl/gX7ctA. Hope this helps!

What's new

• Bug fixes and stability improvements.