Google’s Messenger looks to be a replacement for using other apps for SMS communication, and today it received a name change to ‘Android Messages.’ It’s unclear why the app received a new title as Messenger was pretty self-explanatory, but it may be since Facebook already has an app called Messenger and confusion amongst consumers may have been experienced.

Anyway, here’s Google’s explanation behind the change.


• A new name! Messenger is now Android Messages, the messaging app built for Android
• Bug fixes and stability improvements
• Simpler sign-up for enhanced features on supported carriers
In your app drawer or on your home screen, Android Messages now identifies as ‘Messages.’ This does help with app identification since the Facebook Messenger app is also blue and used to have the same name, but I can’t help but think there’s more to this name than meets the eye. Guess we’ll have to wait and see what happens.

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