+ Tuesday October 22nd, 2019

Google Messages is one of the most popular messaging apps on the Play Store – at least it’s far better than most pre-installed messaging apps. As testament to this, Google Messages has recently seen its 500 millionth download.

Features like a dark mode, built-in Assistant functionality, and and a modern clean design make Messages a great replacement for any SMS app. Even with so many downloads, the app still sports a 4.2 star rating from over a million reviews. Google’s doing something right.

If Google wants to break the top spots of the Play Store, it still has a way to go to beat Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp at over 1 billion installs each.

Messages comes preinstalled on Pixels and Android One phones, but most other manufacturers choose to provide their own messaging apps. If you’re tired of your pre-installed messaging app and want a better alternative, it’s easy to recommend Google’s own offering.

Developer: Google LLC
Price: Free
Via: Android Police.

Scott Hunt   Freelance Contributor

Scott Hunt

Scott is a dual degree journalism/arts student at the University of Queensland and has been freelancing in the tech writing business for a few years now. He figured the best way to keep up with the latest tech news was to actually write about it. In his free time, Scott enjoys PC gaming, beer, and metal music.

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The only thing I find lacking in the app, for me, is the lack of a batch mode to delete multiple messages at one time within a thread.
All other messaging apps have this basic feature. If they added this then I would give it 5 stars!

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