Google Messenger Stories October 24, 2016

Update 11/3: The official changelog for Messenger 2.0 has been posted and it reveals several new features. There is a slightly redesigned photo picker, unread badges for the app icon on supported launchers, and Nougat support. Notably, RCS receives its first official mention for “some carriers”:

Enhanced features that let you send messages over Wi-Fi or your data network, see when friends are typing, and more.


Compared to Hangouts for Android, Google Messenger is quick to add support for the latest system features. Messenger has just been updated to version 2.0 with a new icon and redesign that matches the general look of the Phone app in Android 7.1.

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Google Messenger Stories February 4, 2016

It’s been nearly three months since we first got wind of the Marshmallow update for Android Wear devices. The changelog was first spotted in the updated Android companion app and it was briefly released on the since recalled LTE version of the LG Watch Urbane 2. However, there are some signs that the update’s full release is imminent.

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Deal: Get Pixelbook at 25% off: $750!

Google Messenger Stories November 12, 2014

Google Keyboard updated with Material themes and Lollipop’s Messenger app now available from the Play Store

It’s Wednesday and Google is hard at work rolling out updates for its suite of Android apps. Today, the company released a refreshed version of its homegrown keyboard, which ships loaded with a pair of light and dar Material Design themes. These cosmetic additions aren’t available by default, so you’ll have to go into settings and select which theme you’d like to use.

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