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Release note 9.7.8
>Adding search in settings to quickly find the setting you want
>8 new skins, including Halloween, Thanksgiving and VIP ones
>Holiday season give-away, participate to win membership and exclusive skin
>Optimize MMS functionality
>Added row limit setting for inbox
>Added tiled display option for slideshow
>Fixed known issues

Handcent Next SMS 9.0 has arrived with new messenger features & improvements.

The best replacement android text messaging app for your stock SMS text messenger app. Also a good replacement for Go SMS pro. The best messenger app with free text message & message stickers.

- Best SMS app with ultimate message customization
- Group or mass text to send a message to multiple recipients
- Free Cloud backup - never worry about long texts ever again
- Simple Texting from computer
- Reliable guard to keep texts safe and secure
- Lots of Stickers, emojis, and gifs to choose from
- Android wear device support(Dependent on phone app)

Handcent is not only a SMS messenger & texting app pioneer but also a message customizer in the SMS messaging app. Have a great free texting & messaging experience is our top priority.

Messenger Customization

Change nice themes in our free and simple texting & messaging app. It’s the best message customizer with which you can personalize text messages (free mms), message fonts, stickers, colors, ringtones, LED colors, vibration patterns, etc. The theme store in the messenger offers additional themes for you to choose from.

Handcent Anywhere - best private texting on computer and tablet.

With the Handcent Anywhere messenger you will be able to send text messages from your PC, Mac, or Tablet without touching your Android phone SMS texting app. Focus on the computer screen without missing a text message.
Go to and start chatting & messaging.


MMS is fast and stable, can receive all kinds of MMS messages. We also can also share full-size multimedia with MMS plus.
Share multimedia messages with your friends. MMS plus can act as a multimedia android text messaging downloader, save multimedia files on our private cloud server.

Pop up text

Quick reply text messages within a pop up window.
Handcent Next SMS text messenger app has new look.

Best Messenger with Private Box

A totally encrypted text message box that can only be opened by your unique passcode. All your texts in private box can only be viewed by yourself. Best way to protect you while messaging & texting.

SMS Backup

Never worry about losing your texts or messages with our backup service. Restore all your private messages (SMS / MMS) and settings when you switch to a new phone or reset your phone.

Wear OS support

Receive and reply messages on all of your android-based smartwatches, along with the features like voice to text, etc.
Supports Wear OS, Galaxy Watch 3 ,Galaxy Watch 2 active with Tizen OS 5.5
Need to work with the phone app, doesn't work as a standalone app


You can search text messages by time, message type and etc.
All SMS messages with text are searchable

SMS Blocker/Blacklisting

Block all unwanted or spam SMS & MMS messages in our private android text messaging app.

Scheduled Task

Free schedule texts & messages to be sent at a given time.


Have more fun in the best customizable texting app. You will love animated emojis that also comply with the newest emoji standard in a sms messenger!


Now integrated with Giphy. You can send messages with stickers by using quick search. Handcent is the best sms messenger with stickers.

Sticky on top

Handcent Next SMS messenger pins your private contacts on top based on your SMS & MMS needs.

Underneath there’s a ton of messages improvements.
Group Messaging Chat: Create a group with friends/contacts, all contacts will receive the message while texting. Send mass text messages with stickers to all members of the group. You will love the simple group and mass SMS & MMS messaging.

Go SMS pro users can easily transition.

Other free features: Bulk Mass SMS & MMS, text snippets and etc.

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9.7.8 APK
October 28, 2021
arm64-v8a + armeabi
Android 4.4+
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