Google’s Messenger application for Android was updated on March 31 and the new version 1.8.033 can be downloaded from the Google Play Store. The developers managed to fix some bugs and improved the performance of this application, but they didn’t add any new features.
Google Messenger is a communication application, with which you can send and receive SMS and MMS messages, group texts, pictures, videos and audio recordings to any contact. The key features of Messenger are:
– Faster sharing: you are able to select or take a picture or video directly from the app and easily share it to your contacts. Also, you can record a voice message and send it as well;
– Easy search through contacts and conversation threads so you’ll find what you are looking for without wasting precious time;
– Intuitive, delightful material design;
– The ability to block annoying SMS senders so they will no longer interrupt you when you’re not in the mood to read their boring messages;
– Emoji support, stickers, colored text threads, location sharing, message archiving etc.
The application can be installed on any Android device running at least version 4.1 Jelly Bean and if you’re experiencing compatibility issues with your local carriers, then you will have the ability to select the carrier using the manual override option. This way, you will no longer have problems with the automatic country detection. The update comes in aid of travelers who cross borders and the application doesn’t detect that country automatically.
Users who are currently testing Android N through the Developer Preview will be happy to hear that the application will no longer crash when receiving a simple YouTube link. The latest Google Messenger 1.8.033 APK update has fixed this issue. It is good to know that the installation file weights 18.54 MB so it’s not really necessary to connect to a wireless network, in order to download it to your Android device.