The unstable SMS efficiency of Hangouts made Google very fatigue as they are trying to make way for a new standalone messaging app. But what is going to happen with Hangouts? Well, its not going anywhere any time soon. That is why Google is introducing Google Messenger to the public.
Google Messenger appeared in the Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 by replacing Hangouts in the list of apps shown in the default home screen. There is not much to talk about the Google Messenger app where everything is mainly standard. But the details about the app is quite interesting.
Google Messenger is a standalone messaging app that handles SMS and MMS capability. These allow faster sharing when users select or take a picture and videos directly from the app and share it easily. Plus, users can send audio messages to their contacts while searching through contacts and conversation threads allows users to find what they are looking for.
Google Messenger also comes with Material Design to make it look more beautiful and lighter. The Material Design theme is very bright and bold. Though the latest Android 5.0 Lollipop makes most of Google’s app very stunning and simplistic, but Android users love the layout.
We are not sure what is going to happen to Hangouts, but from what we know, Google won’t be removing the built-in functionality. Nevertheless, Google Messenger will permanently be the default SMS app for Android 5.0 Lollipop.
Source: Android Authority