Google Messenger now called Android Messages

What does the word “Messenger” evoke? If it’s Facebook or WhatsApp or apps other than Google Messenger, that does Android no good. And the app’s been around for over two years as an SMS/MMS replacement to the disintegrating Hangouts.

So, what’s the take-up? Now that Hangouts is definitely on the way out and Messenger is putting in RCS into its portfolio, Google may want to go loud on the app. Like, name change loud.

Enter Android Messages. No logo change. That’s the name. That’s what we’ll call it. Why it took so long to get that name, we might never know. This is what we’ve been suffering three years for, right?

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Jules Wang
Jules Wang is News Editor for Pocketnow and one of the hosts of the Pocketnow Weekly Podcast. He came onto the team in 2014 as an intern editing and producing videos and the podcast while he was studying journalism at Emerson College. He graduated the year after and entered into his current position at Pocketnow, full-time.