Messages by Google

4.2
9.4M reviews
1B+
Downloads
Content rating
Everyone
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About this app

Messages by Google is the official Google app for texting over 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 that you can focus on connecting with the people and businesses you care about — no matter what device they use.

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

End-to-end encryption is a security method that keeps your eligible communications secure, so no one (including Google and third parties) can read or view your messages or attachments.

Receive warnings about suspected spam and unsafe websites. Easily block and report potential spammers to help stop unwanted and fraudulent messages.

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

Messages can be automatically sorted into personal and business categories. Nudge replies remind you to follow up on a message, and birthday reminders make sure you send well wishes on time.

Keep the conversation going no matter what device you're on. Chat with friends from 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.
Updated on
Jan 25, 2023

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
Independent security review
4.2
9.4M reviews
Michelle B.
January 27, 2023
It works ok, but since the recent update, the outgoing message sound (when a text is sent to someone) is weird and annoying. This issue was mentioned in another review. The previous sound was more sophisticated. Please change that detail back; it didn't need improving. Update: Recently I've noticed that the incoming message notification sound is often not my specific phone setting, but instead it's a generic sound from within the app. This seems to happen when the app is open and I'm texting.
198 people found this review helpful
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Google LLC
January 26, 2023
Hi, Michelle. 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.
Kurt Roe
January 28, 2023
This is a great app with nice features but it has one annoying problem. When you react to a text or highlight a text, it shows a message across the bottome of the keyboard stating "message selected" and it stays on your screen for a few seconds which gets in your way while blocking your ability to type. I found the ability to reduce the time the message stays on your screen in the accessibility section of the phone settings but there is no option to disable it which I find annoying.
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Google LLC
January 28, 2023
Hi, Kurt. Can you try to uninstall and reinstall the Messages app itself? Open the Play Store app > search Messages app > Uninstall > Reinstall/Update. If this doesn't help, please visit our Community Forum for any additional assistance: https://goo.gle/2QL888m.
Sean Carrick
January 27, 2023
The app is pretty good as long as it is working. The Chat/RCS features are great and it's nice being able to send messages via a web browser. It still feels a bit unpolished but it's great seeing how it has been progressing. Unfortunately, the support is severely lacking if you do encounter issues. You are directed to post in the Help Center but it appears there are more end users providing suggestions or lack of response in general.
127 people found this review helpful
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Google LLC
November 27, 2022
Hi again, Sean. In that case, if it continues to occur after following the recommended steps, we suggest visiting our Help Center: https://goo.gle/3o4v9mi.

What's new

• Bug fixes and stability improvements.