Messages

4.2
8.62M reviews
1B+
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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
Sep 26, 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
8.62M reviews
Amanda Dryer
October 2, 2022
I have been using this app for over a year. Since my most recent update I am now having issues sending messages. I get a notification that it cannot be sent. When I click on the message to see options it says switching to SMS/MMS and will then send fine. Sometimes I have to tell it multiple times to resend. Once they do send it says "chatting with mom" or whoever I'm texting. I am not seeing anything in settings to change how texts are sent.
60 people found this review helpful
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Google LLC
October 2, 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
Jean Hartmann
September 20, 2022
I don't like it. I hate sounds when typing and sending things and it took FOREVER to figure out how to turn them off. But that also turned off the sound when a new message comes in! On the previous app, when you starred a message it stayed in your phone if you deleted the parts you didn't want to save in the conversation. Now EVERYTHING goes!! And you have to delete everything individually, i.e. EACH INDIVIDUAL RESPONSE!!! That's a royal pain in the butt when you text to dozens of people a day!
578 people found this review helpful
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Google LLC
September 20, 2022
Hi, Jean. Thanks for reaching out. This seems to be a device-specific concern. For the best help, reach out to your device manufacturer. Also, 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. Hope this helps.
B Turner
September 19, 2022
It's fine. It's a texting app, what's there to say? 2 things I wish to have added: °Speech to text to facilitate hands-free texting °Have the contacts and conversations automatically use the same colors with an option to sync/de-sync them. For example, a contact in the address book that is green should be color-coded green in the conversations list. I know this can manually assigned, but it's a bit of a hassle.
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Google LLC
September 19, 2022
Hi there. Thanks for your review. Please continue providing your feedback and helping us make Messages even better! 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.

What's new

• Bug fixes and stability improvements.