Messages

4.2
8.34M 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
Aug 17, 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
8.34M reviews
Melody Cumberbatch
August 10, 2022
Typically the app works great. Then it gets weird, all the updates have went through, I Uninstalled, then installed again, cleared the cache, and it only happens for certain friends it takes forever to deliver the message. Even when we both are actively online. Even right now, it has been over an hour and the message still hasn't went through. And just like 2 weeks ago. I didn't have this issue. The messages were going through fine.
256 people found this review helpful
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Google LLC
August 10, 2022
Hi, Melody. 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.
Hannah Blume
August 7, 2022
This is the app that came with my phone as the default messaging app. It's worked okay in the past. I wasn't a fan of the update that took away the widget and it completely degrades videos that are sent from iPhones. Recently, I've been unable to recieve messages from group chats. I keep getting a notification from each individual number that says I have a new message to download, but when I click download, it doesn't work. Even when I'm on wifi. I'm very frustrated with this issue.
392 people found this review helpful
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Google LLC
August 7, 2022
Hi, Hannah. 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.
Vincent Secchiaroli
August 11, 2022
I love some of the options, but other things can be wonky. I recently switched from Samsung Messages. The really weird thing right now is that GIFs are sometimes being sent or received as a still image. Doesn't happen with the other app, when I used it or switched back. I tried to clear cache and data. I tried uninstalling and updating. Still happens. GIFs are a pretty basic thing. If you can't get this right, makes me wonder what else is going wrong unnoticed.
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Google LLC
August 12, 2022
Hi, Vincent. 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.