Messages

4.2
7.78M reviews
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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
May 25, 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
7.78M reviews
Parfait Mutomb
May 10, 2022
I can't send messages through wifi when cellular network is bad. It doesn't work. this is the only reason I installed this app and it doesn't deliver. I have a bad signal at my house, and would love to rely on wifi to send texts, so please improve this feature. Also, if possible to add an optional timer to cancel sending a text, that would be great. Thank you.
545 people found this review helpful
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Google LLC
May 10, 2022
Hi, Parfait. 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.
Sanay Panchal
May 8, 2022
The latest update has broken the app. It is unusable. Constant freezing when typing. Unable to send messages. Draft messages not appearing. Blank screens. Lost connections. About 90% of the time. Only solution has been to force quit through settings, clear cache and data, and/or restart phone. This is not a permanent solution. I never write reviews, but I'm so incredibly frustrated that I felt compelled to write. Please revert back to old version. The app is unusable in its current version.
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Google LLC
May 8, 2022
Hi, Sanay. 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.
Maura Johnigk
May 19, 2022
I have used this app for years on multiple devices and have loved it. Over the last two weeks or so it's been having a lot of issues. It will give me a notification saying "messages is processing an incoming message" and either there will be a random image loading that was not actually sent to me, or it will not show any of my messages at all. I have to completely turn my phone off and back on to get my messages to show, or the loading image that isnt actually there to go away.
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Google LLC
May 19, 2022
Hi, Maura. 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.