Google Messagemessaging app downloaded more than 100 million times on the Play Store

Google’s Messages messaging apps (SMS, MMS, RCS) are rich in features, including built-in tagging tools, reminders, context-aware recommendations, dark mode, RCS support, and web interfaces. Most of these features are not available in other SMS apps, especially the sMS apps that vendors pre-install on their phones, which makes Messages particularly popular.

Google Messagemessaging app downloaded more than 100 million times on the Play StoreGoogle Messagemessaging app downloaded more than 100 million times on the Play StoreGoogle Messagemessaging app downloaded more than 100 million times on the Play Store

Data on the Google Play Store today shows that Google Messages has just been downloaded more than 1 billion times, and half of that install was achieved in less than a year.

Google Messagemessaging app downloaded more than 100 million times on the Play Store

The app is not part of GMS ( Google Mobile Services), which means most vendors come with their own SMS app when they ship, not the app. Only the Pixel and Android One phones pre-install Google’s Messages app. Such a high download volume means that quite a few people choose to use it instead of the default SMS software.

If you’re not one of the 1 billion people, it’s recommended that you download it using the link below and probably not go back to your phone maker’s messaging solution.