Can send & receive MMS on cellular but not on Wi-Fi with Samsung S8! Stock messaging app works fine on Wi-Fi (MMS) though. User interface's nice & clean. Option to change color of the background or even better, ability to add themes? Not all of us want a bright white background especially in a dark room. Different & longer vibration patterns to differentiate between calls, voicemails & texts? For Android Wear smartwatches, responding by speaking & viewing conversations are good BUT NEEDS TO ALLOW AUDIO NOTIFICATIONS for smartwatches with a speaker.
It doesn't work over Wi-Fi. Go back to Hangouts, please!!
Best messaging app from Google. Simple clean UI. Much better than the stock app.
I loooved this app on my Galaxy S6. The look was simple but stylish. Everything was easy on the eyes...not too jumbled or anything. And I liked that you could set colors to different people. I just up-graded to an S8 and now the app isn't working fully. Messages send and come through when they want to. Everything the says sending or downloading (for group messages). Hopefully the next update corrects this for the S8. Until then I'll have to use the default message app.
Definitely a good texting app if you don't feel like using your stock app. It's alright, but for someone like me who has never deleted a single message, it's poses a problem. I really want to use this, but the loading time is too slow. But then again, it's just me. I don't know anyone else with 100k+ messages in one conversation.
Really disappointing that the name changed to Android Messages and brought nothing Android to the table. Still, no customization options for notifications and themes (black) for amoled devices/night use. This is a very Apple-ish trait and one, I would of not thought Google would do with the Android platform. Thus I keep switching back to Textra. Feel like it's a more complete app and has SMS/MMS through WiFi and should also be rolling out rcs soon like Android messages. I hope Google takes into account these easy tweaks they can do to enhance user experience.
• A new name! Messenger is now Android Messages, the messaging app built for Android
• Bug fixes and stability improvements
• Simpler sign-up for enhanced features on supported carriers
#1 messenger app used by millions of people with lots of custom options.