Version: 1.0.130 (1616457-08) (10130508)
6.69 MB (7,010,558 bytes)
Min: Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean, API 16)
Target: Android 5.0 (Lollipop, API 21)
Uploaded December 3, 2014 at 8:35PM UTC by Bora U
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APK Notes:

Removes (somwhat laggy) message expansion animation when clicking on a thread. Replaces it with the stock new window animation

This release does not have a Play Store Description, so we grabbed one from version 1.9.518:

Stay in touch with friends and family. Messenger from Google is a communications app that helps you send and receive SMS and MMS messages to any phone. You can also send group texts as well as your favorite pictures, videos and even audio messages to your contacts.

Key features:

Faster sharing: Select or take pictures and videos directly from the app and share easily. You can even send audio messages to your contacts.
Easy search: Search through contacts and conversation threads to find exactly what you are looking for.
Purposeful design: New, fluid, material design that is intuitive and delightful.
More control: Ability to block SMS senders. No interruptions when you don’t want them!
More features: audio messages, emoji support 😃, stickers, location sharing, colored text threads, message archiving and more.

Messenger is supported on devices running Android™ 4.1, Jelly Bean, and above.

This release comes in several variants. Consult our handy FAQ to see which download is right for you.

1.0.130 (1616457-04)
December 10, 2014
Android 4.1+
1.0.130 (1616457-06)
December 4, 2014
Android 4.1+
1.0.130 (1616457-08)
December 3, 2014
Android 4.1+
1.0.130 (1616457-09)
December 3, 2014
Android 4.1+
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  • Sebastian Shanthirajah

    Can’t wait for hangouts’ material design update

  • Bailey

    You can change contact conversation color now

    • Andy


      • usaff22

        Message thread > People and Options > Edit contact color icon

        • Andy

          Strange, I don’t get that option :(

          • usaff22

            Look carefully, its an icon. You will definitely have it.

          • Andy

            Sorry… My misstake…. Found it. :)

  • devloz

    Can’t wait for -04 version ;)

  • usaff22

    My pleasure!

  • MHlongwane

    Still no ability to search for messages??

  • mzrdisi

    They took out the animations. Guess they weren’t smooth enough…

  • Messenger app on Moto G carries a build id of -06 at the end. Does this matter here like it does for Google Play Services. Don’t want to mess up the install.

  • adnage

    They just changed opening animation :P Clever ;)

  • John Ellis

    Won’t download as an ApKm. Opens up on my Moto X as a 3dm file….

  • herolp


  • Mario

    Hey i have a two sim how can i chose the sim cards

  • Jonathan Jensen

    I’ve been having an issue with Google Messenger refusing to send MMS. Any advice as to how to fix this, or do I need to wait for a bug fix from Google?

  • Αχι Κ.

    Why doesn’t support stripped unicode characters, 160characters per sms. Thats just awfull, cant use this app at all