Google took out the messaging app from Nexus devices previously and replaced it with Hangouts app, which is highly used by Android smartphone users these days. Now, a separate messaging app called Messenger has been rolled out again for Android devices. Google Messenger was officially confirmed to exist by Google last month.
It can handle both SMS and MMS and lets you share pictures and videos from the chat dialog, search contacts and conversations, block SMSs, send audio messages, send emjios and more.
Talking about the features of the new app available for a wide range of Android devices, it has a following features:
• Faster sharing: Select or take pictures and videos directly from the app and share easily. You can even send audio messages to your contacts.
• Easy search: Search through contacts and conversation threads to find exactly what you are looking for.
• Purposeful design: New, fluid, material design that is intuitive and delightful.
• More control: Ability to block SMS senders. No interruptions when you don't want them!
• More features: audio messages, emoji support, colored text threads, message archiving and more.
It should be noted that the new app is the stock SMS/MMS handler in Android 5.0, but also can be downloaded to other devices with SMS/MMS capabilities, provided they run Android 4.1 or higher version.
You can download the app from here.