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Google’s messaging app now has a new name: Android Messages

cjmagowan  —  2 years ago ( Feb 24, 2017 )    |    News, Technology

Once you hear the word messenger, the first thing that pops in your mind is Facebook Messenger right? I presume then that you’ll answer yes as the word is greatly associated with Facebook with their ever confusing Messenger app which recently been confused even more by Google when they launched their own messaging app of the same name as Messenger.

That confusion that we have right now comes to an end as Google finally changes the name of its own messaging app to Android Messages. Now if you’re using both Facebook and Google’s messaging app, you’ll no longer have to be more focus on the icons as the name already implies which is which. Though the name of the app has change, the underlying user interface and technologies involved are the same with enhancements that will make texting even more enjoyable per se.

Apart from renaming the app, Google also has added value-added features to the app largely with support on Rich Communication Services (RCS) enabled enhancements. That simple means that the app now works like Apple’s iMessages with enhanced and extended messaging features. With all of this next-gen texting features, the app also has a fallback function to SMS and MMS messaging but that needs to work closely with carriers. The latter has no problem with it actually as even the current Google Messenger apps plays nicely with both SMS and MMS messages that we have today.

SOURCEGoogle Play