- New icon
- Updated chat design
- Updated "New message" screen - no more tabs
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.
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arm
Android 4.4+
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Android 4.4+
nodpi
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Comments
  • Jethro Piñero

    uhh. for 32bit plox

  • Michael Rahmani

    What an ugly icon…and why would they remove the animation when sending a message? gg im reverting back to the old version because it actually uses material design.

  • snoop doge

    dammit.. a circular icon.. what is this? iOS?

    • I can’t think of any iOS apps with round icons.

      • snoop doge

        im saying iOS cause apparently Google is going to make their icons in a circular shape or rounded edges, not like the current ones, each app has different icon shape, like the play music the icon is play button but in Pixels phones its been put in a rounded edge box like iOS

  • Mihai Vasiliu

    Error parsing the package… Cannot install. (arm64)

    • haris noprianto

      me too

      • Are either of you trying to install the arm64 version on a phone without an arm64 chip?

        • Tv

          Are the people encountering issues using either CM13 or OpenGApps? I’m encountering the same issue on an ARM64 device. At first, I thought that is was either a problem with the downloads or with APKMirror. However, I did some additional testing and I get the same parsing error with older downloads that previously installed successfully.

          • deprofeet

            Just give “Package installer” “Storage” permissions in “App permissions”. I guess OpenGApps didn’t set the permissions correctly…

          • Tv

            Brilliant, that fixed it. Thanks very much.

    • JSo

      Can you install any apk? I’m getting this error with all apks on my Nexus 5X on 7.1.1

  • Cheryl

    Still can’t delete more than one sms at a time in a conversation.

  • Hurricane Andrew

    Would be a nice replacement for Textra if it had a dark theme. That bright white is just blinding!