If you’re wondering what that new icon on the homescreen of the Nexus 6 is, it’s for the Messenger app which forms part of the Android 5.0 Lollipop update that Google has just started rolling out. However, no all devices will be getting the new software release now, and if they want to test out the fresh app they can head over to the Play store to download it.
Google has made the Messenger app available freely to all devices running Android versions 4.1 Jelly Bean and up. It will handle you SMS and MMS messages, and it hence needs to be made your default app if you’re using Hangouts, Messaging or any third-party application for serving that purpose.
Apart from handling your basic texts, Messenger can also let you send group texts and audio messages to your contacts. Moreover, the new app even provides you with colored text threads, the ability to archive messages and standard emoji support. Follow the link in the space below to have a go at the new offering.
The one thing which is obvious by this time is that it has been designed keeping in mind Google’s much loved Material design standard which is one of the highlights of the Android 5.0 Lollipop. Swift animations, flat icons and minimalistic elements are what make this design blueprint attractive.
Like we said, Messenger is the default SMS app in the newest version of Android which has just begun its rollout for Nexus devices. Go to the Play store right now to download it on your smartphones and experience its fresh offerings.