Google Messages

4.3
1.28Cr reviews
500Cr+
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 that you can focus on connecting with the people and businesses that 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-round 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 to messages with just a tap and keep the conversation going.

App available on Wear OS devices
Updated on
15 Apr 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
1.27Cr reviews
M M
16 April 2024
Why is it even with the recent update the app is acting up? I am unable to open the app. I have cleared the cache, but app crashes when I attempt to open a certain individual's text. All the others I am able to open their text. I have restarted my Samsung and did not solve the problem. Will I be able to get my messages back after deleting then reinstalling the app?
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Google LLC
16 April 2024
Hi there. 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.
Joe Miller
5 April 2024
Google Messages has truly impressed me with its sleek interface and seamless integration with other Google services. Sharing photos, videos, and locations is a breeze, making communication effortless. However, the absence of a feature to send flight hyperlinks, like in other Google platforms, is a bit of a setback for me. Adding this functionality would make an already great app even better. Overall, Google Messages is great, but a small improvement like this could make it perfect!
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Dan Villeneuve
6 April 2024
Overall decent, but missed on a couple of points. I used to be able to assign a separate notification sound for all text messages that was different from the phone's system notification. This has been removed, and you can only customize the sound on a per contact basis. In addition, there used to be an option to prefilter messages from personal contacts versus business texts. This has also been removed. If Google would bring both those useful features back, I'd be happy.
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