Android Messages Android App Review

| March 6, 2018

There are few apps that are not widely promoted by Google. They just post it on Google Play Store and keep quiet about it. One such app is Android Messages, Android’s official app for texting (SMS, MMS) and chat (RCS). It combines the simplicity of text messaging and richness of chat. You can download Android Messages app for free of cost from Google Play Store.

Text Messaging with Richness of Chat

Android Messages Android app has a simple and clutter free design that puts the focus on the conversation you are having. In look and feel, it looks much like a Hike Messenger or Whatsapp. You can include emoticons, stickers or even images in conversations as you please. If you want to add a photo, you may select or take pictures and videos directly from the app and share easily. You can also include audio messages or even your current location to your contacts. On supported carriers, you can send and receive messages over Wi-Fi or your data network, and even see when friends have read your message. The latter is a feature that is not available with the default SMS apps in most Android phones. It is also compatible with Android Wear.

Android Messages Android App Review

Even though the UI design is clutter free, as mentioned, we found the position of photo taking button a bit unfriendly. For example, the camera button ideally needs to be on the right hand side of the camera window. How can someone hold the phone one handed (in landscape) and take a picture when the button is in the middle of the screen? An option to change the background would have been handy. Performance wise, Android Messages app for Android is pretty slick and responsive. It requires Android OS versions 4.4 or higher.


To sum it up, Android Messages app for Android combines texting and chatting to provide a unique user experience. It is pretty lightweight, and a user friendly and clutter free interface. The ability to click or add a photo from the gallery, or an audio message, is a plus. The app is also compatible with Android Wear, in case you happen to use one. It is also stable. Check it out if you’re looking for a simple messaging application to go with your phone’s default SMS app.


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