Google Messages

4.3
13.3M reviews
5B+
Downloads
Content rating
Everyone
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About this app

Google Messages is the official Google app for messaging over Rich Communication Services (RCS) with fallback to SMS/MMS. Get more done in your messages with one-tap calendar reminders and emoji replies, and keep your conversations secure with spam protection and end-to-end encryption so you can focus on connecting with the people and businesses you care about — no matter what device they use.

Know when friends are typing or when they've read your message, share high-resolution images and videos, easily add people to a group chat, and experience an all-around richer messaging experience.

End-to-end encryption secures your eligible communications, so no one (including Google and third parties) can read or view your messages and attachments except the person you’re messaging.

If a website is suspicious or unsafe, you’ll be warned before clicking any links. You can also block and report potential spammers to help stop unwanted and fraudulent messages.

Share high-resolution videos directly from your Google Photos library.

Keep the conversation going no matter what device you're on. Enjoy RCS chats with friends on your phone, computer, Android tablet, or smart watch with the Messages app.

Access suggested replies, one-tap calendar reminders, link sharing, and more without leaving your message. Reply quicker and get more out of your conversations with smart actions.

Suggested responses, gifs, and emojis make conversations faster and more fun. Reply back to messages with just a tap and keep the conversation going.

App also available on Wear OS
Updated on
Jun 17, 2024

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
App activity, App info and performance, and Device or other IDs
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted
Independent security review

Ratings and reviews

4.3
13.1M reviews
Ben Stewart
June 9, 2024
Extremely slow performance. I tried switching from Pulse to Google Messages. For a few minutes, it seemed to work great. I was sending and receiving messages successfully and everything seemed snappy. Then, after just a few minutes, it all of a sudden got super laggy. When I open a conversation, there's just a blank screen in the conversation area. Totally unacceptable performance, especially for such a basic and critical app intended to be Google's messaging solution.
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Google LLC
June 10, 2024
Hi, Ben. Let's try resetting the app data. More info here (see "Clear the app's cache" section): https://goo.gl/gX7ctA. Hope this helps!
p Ogle
May 31, 2024
Forced to move to the app because Verizon is shutting down their message app in a few days. So very limited as far as customizing anything. Each contact has the same notification sound. No background option. The bubbles are gray. There is no option to change to a color that makes the text easier to read. I do like that it keeps a video play screen open after playing a video. Verizon closed the screen immediately. It's a very boring app.
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Google LLC
May 31, 2024
Hi there. Thank you for your feedback! We're excited to make Messages even better over time, so please continue sharing your thoughts with us. You can also submit feedback within the Messages app by clicking the Menu button then the 'Help and Feedback' tab and tap 'Send Feedback' so that we can better track your request. Thank you.
Carrie Kitts
May 31, 2024
One most recent update I dislike. I am a busy person who works a lot through text. I need to be able to send fast, accurate text, all while doing other things. I use the voice to text mic all the time, and I love it. The most recent update moved it to the lower left corner, where it can NOT be reached with my right thumb and not comfortable for the left either. The previous central location was better no matter which hand I carried my phone in.
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What's new

• Bug fixes and stability improvements.