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Google Messages (formerly known as Android Messages and Google Messenger) is Google's official messaging app for texting (SMS, MMS) and chat (RCS).

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I no longer receive sms from services (bank, google otp, confirmation throught sms, ...)

I found myself in a really strange problem, I have not received text messages from services for several months, while I continue to receive any other type of text message (e.g. if a friend of mine ...
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Restoring Lost Messages

I wasn't paying attention to what I was doing while using Messages for Web and instead of typing in a new message to my wife, I did something to cause our whole 5 year long conversation thread to ...
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Block all SMS sent by email addresses

I'm using the stock Google Messages app on Android. I have started to get spam SMS sent from email addresses with some regularity. It's all from senders that look like as apps.servmmbership-...
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Messages App keeps merging two people who are in different countries but same number?

So this is literally one in a million, but I have two different contacts in two different countries who incredibly have the same last 6 digits of the phone number i.e.: Contact 1 in Australia: +614 ...
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Messages for web not updating with new texts and statuses

I am trying to use Android Messages for web. I am able to connect to the phone using the QR code, but after the initial connection, I do not get new messages automatically or any notification – I have ...
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Google Messenger: Incorrect profile letter

I recently moved from Hangouts to Messenger as my default SMS app. The profile letter icon against the messages I send is showing to be incorrect (letter 'S' instead of 'R' which shows up on other ...
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Chats are no longer RCS after restore

I have Android 14 with root. I restored my text messages from a backup made with Swift Backup. Now no conversations are using RCS, even the ones that did before the restore. For example it's now ...
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Why "Messages" app is never seen in the app list?

This has been puzzling me for years. Why it is impossible to switch back to Messages app from any other app using app list? Two scenarios: Messages is an active one. I press the three dash app list ...
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Forward option is missing from the "message application" after it updated

My phone is MIUI Global 12.0.8, Android version 10 (QP1A.190711.020). After the "messages" app updated, the "forward" option disappeared. As a result, I can no more forward ...
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SMS messages don't appear for secondary user profile

This is Android 12 on a Google Pixel 5a. I've got a secondary user profile set up and I've enabled SMS/calls for it. When logged in to the secondary profile, when I send an SMS to the phone, I get a ...
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RCS chat on Messages not working

One of my friends also have an Android phone, and ever since we've been texting, we've been using the RCS chat. Recently, I went outside the country, and the chat defaulted to SMS instead. Fine. But ...
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Android 11 - Default Text Messaging App - SMS button not showing for some contacts

On Android 11 - Default messaging app: When I type some text, "SMS" appears under the send button for some contacts but not others. Just curious as to why. Contact 1: Contact 2:
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How can I export all of my MMS pictures before changing phones?

I am currently using the stock Google Messenger app which came installed on my LG V20. I'm getting a new phone and backing up my data beforehand. It turns out that Messenger doesn't have any method to ...
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Google Messenger : Moto g4 / g4 plus does not show links in SMS

As shown in the screenshot (sorry it's in French), Google Messenger does not display links under phone numbers on my Moto G4 Plus (Moto G4 has the same problem). In this case I was expecting (like ...
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Google Voice text forwarded to Hangout also shows up in Messenger app

I've just got an android phone (Nexus 5X). I have setup Google Voice to send/receive SMS in Hangout. Under the "Phone" menu in Google Voice, the option to "Receive text messages on this phone" is ...
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Google Messages Not Functioning Well

I've been having some troubles with Google messages the last few days, and by extension, the whole phone in general because of it. For full context, I have an unlocked Galaxy S20 5G that I bought in ...
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Android messages app not adding the correct number to group chat

I am running Android version 10 with the latest Messages app. At some point a group chat was created with me and 2 other people, one of whom's phone number is not correct (the incorrect number is the ...
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Lost old MMS images; can't find in Google Photos

I have years-long Google Messages text threads that have many, many photos. I've changed phones a lot, and the images have always been retained in the threads. I believe I have always selected the ...
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MMS delivery reports in Google Messages?

Google Messages is nice, but there’s that one thing that’s a killer for me : not being able to ask for MMS delivery reports. To make things clear, I know that sending back an MMS delivery report is ...
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Google Messages: "This RCS chat is no longer end to end encrypted." Why is RCS so flaky?

I have recently ditched Signal and started using Google Messages with RCS instead. Many times, sending fails, either from my side or from the other party (several different people, all using Android). ...
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Is it possible to disable the GIF browser in Messages on a Moto G Power 2021?

My brother has a Moto G Power 2021 running Android 11 but wants to completely disable the GIF browser in the Messages app for SMS/MMS. I’d tried following various instructions online I could find for ...
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What are the different delivery statuses and what do they mean?

I've seen a number of different status after sending a message, but what are they and what do they mean. Many of these are pretty clear to me what they mean and some not so clear. What I've seen and ...
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Is there a way to stop Android messages from network providers?

I receive ads from my network provider via Android pop-ups: Is there a way to disable it? These messages are extremely annoying, I woke up last night due to the brightness of the screen, as these ...
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Messages on Bluestacks 5

I would like to text from my PC, so have installed Bluestacks and google Messages. Although messages runs, when I try to send a text it says "Not sent, tap to try again" I have set my phone ...
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Auto Reply set up on Google Messenger - How to set so doesn't reply every time same person replies

I have linked our Google Messenger to auto-reply via email as we are a doctor's office and the messenger is not monitored for canceled appointments. The problem is we ask people to reply "Y"...
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How to allow Messages notifications to show?

A couple weeks ago I suddenly stopped getting notifications for the Messages app. I'm still receiving text messages, with no delays.But no notifications are showing up in the top notifications bar. ...
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Can Emoticons in Google Messenger be Moved or Rearranged

There are two emoticons in Messenger that I like to use more than others. Unfortunately, you have to slide quite a few pages to find them. They are located right next to each other. Is there a way ...
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MMS images do not work in Google Messenger

I am using Google Messenger application as my default text messenger application. I am using a Samsung Galaxy S4. When I get text messages that have images, the image stays frozen at "downloading..." ...
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How do I save/lock specific comment bubbles within a text message thread?

Is it possible to make the downloaded SMS application, "Google Messenger" save just part of a thread in a text conversation on my Moto E Android phone? Example: I'm chatting back and forth with a ...
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