Messages

4.2
8.29M 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 anywhere with the reliability of texting and the richness of chat. Stay in touch with friends and family, send group texts, and share your favorite pictures, GIFs, emoji, stickers, videos and audio messages.
Chat features (RCS)
On supported carriers, 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.
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 you shared with each other.
Messages is supported on devices running Android™ 5.0 Lollipop and above. App also available on Wear OS
Updated on
Aug 9, 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
8.29M reviews
Hannah Blume
August 7, 2022
This is the app that came with my phone as the default messaging app. It's worked okay in the past. I wasn't a fan of the update that took away the widget and it completely degrades videos that are sent from iPhones. Recently, I've been unable to recieve messages from group chats. I keep getting a notification from each individual number that says I have a new message to download, but when I click download, it doesn't work. Even when I'm on wifi. I'm very frustrated with this issue.
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Google LLC
August 7, 2022
Hi, Hannah. 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.
Jeri Lynn
July 25, 2022
I love this app. So much better than pre-installed messaging app. Update: the app is now very buggy. Sometimes will not send images. Sometimes it indicates message is sending but receiver confirms that they got the message. I cleared the cache but didn't help. Am worried that if I clear storage, I'll lose my contact info and previous messages. At a loss of what to do.
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Google LLC
July 26, 2022
Hi, Jeri. 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.
Janice Posgay
July 30, 2022
New phone, worked great for 1st three weeks. Sometjme in early July messages from iPhone that include a video do not play properly. I get a still photo with a box below it with the play button. So I have audio but never see the video. It's like they are two separate files. I have cleared the cache, rebooted.. but still no luck. After reading all the other reviews I'm afraid to Uninstall and reinstall, things may get worse. What the heck happened?
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Google LLC
July 30, 2022
Hi, Janice. 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.

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