After losing WhatsApp to Facebook, Google has launched yet another messaging app, Messenger, for Android. Google’s recent push to bring ALL your instant messaging – whether that’s straight-up IMs or old text messages. Similar to Hangouts, Google’s Messenger app will let Android users send SMS and MMS messages by replacing your default messaging app.
Messenger will come pre-installed on devices running Android 5.0 Lollipop and can be installed on devices running Android 4.1 or higher. The app has a colourful interface that resembles the latest Gmail app – with coloured labels showing the first alphabet of the sender.
The app gives users more control over how they send text messages. For example, they can create groups, send photos, videos, voice messages, search through conversations and archive old messages. It supports regional languages as well as emoji. Unlike WhatsApp though, Messenger relies on your carrier and therefore can’t work without a SIM.
Download : Google Play