Android gets a messenger app from Google

The latest Android version, Lollipop’s highlight feature is its material design. Google has redesigned all of its apps to material design to give Android uniform design across the interface. Now Google has added a messenger app, which was non existent in the previous Android version. This is not a messenger apps like the Hangout or What’s up.

Google messenger app for Android
Google messenger app

The Android messenger app display all your SMS and MMS messages in a material design format. The messenger looks good and is colorful. All the messages are listed as if in the hangout, and is more intuitive to respond to a particular message or MMS. It also lets the user to add smiley’s to the message.

Users can block the individual senders from within the app and set ringtones for individual contacts. Advance features like Archiving, searching and faster sharing makes it an ideal substitute to the default messaging app. You need to set permissions to make make the Google messenger the default choice.

Android 5.0 Lollipop comes with messenger pre-installed. All those who have previous versions can download it from here.

Published by Pradeepkumar Valiyaparambil

Pradeepkumar is a Tech blogger and contributor to

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