Tag: Messages

The latest Messages 3.7 update is crashing constantly on Wear OS watches

Messages 3.7 began rolling out a few days ago, and while the update brings some significant improvements on Android phones, notably the addition of contact sharing, it did something a lot less desirable on Wear OS. The app is now crashing constantly on smartwatches and can’t even stay open for a second. The widespread issue […]

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Messages 3.7 adds contact sharing, fully rolls out Automatic previews, and removes Smart Reply [APK Download]

Article Contents Messages, the renamed Android Messages, has seen a few interesting changes in the past months. A new Material UI, a dark mode, and an overhauled search experience have rolled out to the app, and although today’s update may not seem as groundbreaking, it’s certainly quite useful as it finally lets you share contacts. […]

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Google shortens ‘Android Messages’ to just ‘Messages’ on its Play Store listing

Google really, really likes changing its SMS app’s name. First named ‘Messenger,’ it was renamed to ‘Android Messages’ in early 2017, likely to avoid confusion with Facebook’s extremely popular Messenger. Now the name’s been shortened to just ‘Messages’ on the Play Store listing. What a world we live in. How it looked before today. To […]

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Android Messages’ search feature is getting an overhaul this week

Android Messages is getting a big upgrade to its searchability. You can already search in Messages using the magnifying glass icon at the top of your conversation list, but right now, the functionality is limited to text. Soon, that icon will access a much richer search function, allowing you to easily find photos, videos, and […]

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Android Messages v3.4 continues work on pairing with Chromebooks, dark mode, and automatic spam detection [APK Teardown]

Article Contents A new version of Android Messages began rolling out late last night. Beyond a few small cosmetic tweaks, this update appears to be almost entirely focused on preparing upcoming features. There’s activity related to pairing with Chromebooks, further developments in dark mode, and forward progress on fighting spam. Teardown Disclaimer: Teardowns are based […]

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YouTube is testing renames of some tabs in its Android app

Google loves to experiment with different features and UIs on its apps and services, and one of its favorite subjects is YouTube. Whether it’s on the web or in its mobile apps, there always seems to be some new server-side change that’s being tested. Today is no different; there are two name changes being tested […]

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Android Messages v3.3 prepares GIF search and favorited stickers, search filters for attachments, and possibly gearing up to fight text spammers [APK Teardown]

Article Contents A new version of the Android Messages app slowly began to circulate over the weekend. As usual, there doesn’t seem to be anything visibly different in this update, but it does contain bits and pieces suggesting there’s plenty of work going on in preparation for new features. Some of the Sticker and GIF-related […]

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