Meet Messages, Google’s official app for texting (SMS, MMS) and chat (RCS). With Messages, you can communicate with anyone in any location with the reliability of texting and the richness of chat. Connect with friends and family through group messages, shared photos, videos, GIFs, emoji, and more. Intuitive and modern, Messages makes conversations easy, expressive, and fun.
Richer messaging with chat features (RCS)
In supported conversations, you can send and receive messages over Wi-Fi or your data network, share images and videos in high quality, see when friends are typing or when they’ve read your message, and more.
Simple, intuitive, and comfortable design
Instant notifications, smart replies, and a modern design make communicating easy, fast, and convenient. You can send and receive texts on your mobile phone, computer or tablet. And with dark mode, you can use Messages comfortably in low-light situations.
Easily take pictures and videos directly from the in-app camera or share from the media gallery. You can also send audio messages, share your location or contacts, and send and receive payments with Google Pay.
Communicate with friends, family, and groups in more fun and expressive ways using emojis, GIFs, and stickers.
Find more shared content in your conversations: tap on the search icon and select a specific contact to see your messaging history with them and all your shared text messages, images, videos, places, and links.
With real-time spam detection, Messages helps prevent spam from entering your inbox so chatting is easier and safer.
Messages is supported on devices running Android™ 5.0 Lollipop and above.