Messages

4.2
7.98M reviews
1B+
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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 mobile or desktop with the reliability of texting and the richness of chat. Stay in touch with friends and family, send group texts and share your favourite pictures, GIFs, emoji, stickers, videos and audio messages.

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 that you have shared with each other.

Chat features (RCS)
With supported operators, 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.

Messages is supported on devices running Android™ 5.0 Lollipop and above. App available on Wear OS devices
Updated on
26 Jun 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
7.98M reviews
Claire Rogers
13 June 2022
I've had a great overall experience with Messages and little to no problems. However, since the April or May update, my search bar hasn't been working. When I search a word, it will bring me to the most recent mention of it and have it highlighted, as well as previous mentions. However, instead of the arrows allowing me to go straight to previous mentions of the word appearing beneath the search bar, they appear faintly behind it and I can't press the arrows. Uninstalling the app hasn't helped.
483 people found this review helpful
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Google LLC
13 June 2022
Hi, Claire. 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.
Amanda Perry
17 June 2022
I've always used the messages app with an enjoyable experience. Up until recently, I haven't had any issues I couldn't resolve on my own. Now, I am having problems with SMS/MMS controls. If my messages contain pictures/ attachments or if they are longer/larger messages they will not send. Even with WiFi connection they are not going thru. I have been thru everything I can think of in the settings and still am having issues. Please help! Thank you Amanda
266 people found this review helpful
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Google LLC
17 June 2022
Hi, Amanda. 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.
Kayla Landeweer
19 June 2022
I like that you can react to messages like on an iPhone. There are a lot of good features in this app. But it randomly doesn't receive/send texts. This has happened 3 times in one month. It eventually downloads and sends them but it takes several minutes. One time I waited 20 minutes for a text to send. I would rate it 5 stars if this stops happening.
153 people found this review helpful
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Google LLC
20 June 2022
Hi, Kayla. 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.