Google Messages

4.3
12.8M 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
Apr 18, 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
12.7M reviews
Angela Webster
April 17, 2024
The latest updates have been finicky. My texts can't keep up with my typing, and I'm not very fast at all. There is a lag. Also the new box that the texts messages are in sometimes stay after I press send. So it stays as a copy. I tried to email support but that email doesn't exist anymore. Please help. I have cleared cache and restarted phone. That did not work. Before these changes, it was perfect. Update: Uninstalled and updated. Looks different now. Still has same bugs as previous note
50 people found this review helpful
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Google LLC
April 17, 2024
Hi again, Angela. In that case, if it continues to occur after following the recommended steps, we suggest visiting our Help Center: https://goo.gle/3o4v9mi.
Christopher Strother
April 17, 2024
I've used this app for text for years, but I'm about to switch. For weeks now I've had problems receiving text messages, especially from iPhone users. There must be a compatibility issue somewhere, but not receiving text messages is unacceptable. Especially considering the line of work I'm in. I've tried every setting known to man and restart. I'm beyond irritated.
35 people found this review helpful
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Google LLC
April 17, 2024
Hi, Christopher. 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.
Craig Ellis
April 16, 2024
Z Fold 4 user when typinga messagethe screen does not scroll down so you can see what you are typing and begins to bounce up and down. Also when sending a messages sometimes the text does not clear after hitting send and if you are not careful you end up sending the message twice. Very annoying! I've seen numerous complaints about the same issues and still hasn't been fixed yet
26 people found this review helpful
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Google LLC
April 17, 2024
Hi, Craig. 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.

What's new

• Bug fixes and stability improvements.