From independent applications such as Google Hangouts and Chomp SMS, many ways are available for you to manage your SMS messages on Android. There is a new messenger app fresh in the Play Store, an upgrade on the native SMS tool of Google, which was the default alternative before Hangouts got SMS potentials.
Google messenger app for SMS will automatically funnel in your SMS database when you launch it for the first time, provided that you are using Hangouts at least, but it will not make itself the default app immediately. What you need to do is to click on the list of options button identified by vertical dots (they are three in number), select SETTINGS and place it as your default SMS app. Browse or click through the affirmation dialog to complete the set up of your Google messenger app for SMS.
However, the option will read CHANGE YOUR DEFAULT SMS APP, if Messenger is the current default —click on it to access the selection screen in Android settings. You can then opt for you’re your choice from all of the SMS apps presently installed on your phone from the back of MORE option which is the connection underneath the Wireless and Networks heading, in case you want to look for it later.
How to Set Up Google Messenger App for SMS as Your New Texting App of Choice
On the other hand, you can get all the normal SMS options on the Messenger settings page, together with MMS handling, read receipts and notifications. The app itself is completely fitted out with the new Material Design appearance of Google and the colors of your discussions are based on the contact image coupled with it. For you to archive a conversation, all you need to do is to swipe to the right or to the left. You can locate archived threads can via the ARCHIVED function on the app menu or through the search option; in order to archive, just click and hold to delete, mute or archive a conversation.
You can click on a contact picture to bring up more details concerning the individual, when you are viewing an SMS thread on the new Google Messenger App for SMS. If you want to forward, delete or copy an SMS thread or see the details of the message, click and hold on a single message. On the other hand, you can tap on the paperclip icon to add voice recording, video clip or image to your message, when you are composing an SMS.