Latest update seems like a step backwards. Very small text in messages and icon isn't as refined.
Not getting new message notification , nor does the new message show up when the screen is locked.
message text becomes too small in the latest version
Better than the default SMS proves but I still miss Hangouts. I wish Google didn't stop working on Hangouts and remove SMS options from it. This app is nice in a few ways though-- I like how people that are not in contacts yet have different colors and it helps me to not accidentally text the wrong person. I like that it tells me how it's splitting up my texts. I've never had issues sending pictures with this, which was my main issue with my default app and (attempting to use) dead Hangouts.
Simple is good but... But this messenger is lacking of some important features.. and i notice that conversation thread is too narrow.. theres a lot of space in both side of the messages where i think you can widen up a bit in future updates, you can't type message first without choosing recepient, no option to attach local contacts on your phone book, when you click mobile # in your conversation thread the only option that appears is call and no sms so its quite hassle to copy paste the mobile number.
Not quite the best I really like this app. It's minimalistic and easy to use, but it lacks features and customization. Texting is probably where I'm I'm the pickiest and so far my favorite is Textra. I used to use Messenger, but it hasnt received notable updates and isn't as fast as some of the others. If it had a few more options, I would enjoy using it and rate it 5 stars for sure.
• Android Wear support
• Bug fixes and improvements