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Google: Android’s new Messenger app, Not A Hangouts Replacement / Rebrand

Google’s new Messenger app with the Nexus 6 as part of Android 5.0 Lollipop

New Messenger App isn’t Hangouts’ replacement, instead it’s more of a simplified app that can be used to send SMS and MMS messages. In an effort to clear up some of the confusion, Google released a statement explaining this new software’s role in Android.

Here's a statement by a Google spokesperson:-

"Messenger and Hangouts offer users choice, each have their own benefits. Hangouts work great for cross platform (web, iOS, Android) and cross medium communications (video, voice,messaging, SMS). Messenger will be specially designed to be a quick and easy way to send and receive SMS and MMS messages on Android; more to come (Nexus 6 will come with both apps)."

The Messenger app, as the statements suggests, is there for SMS / MMS and not much else, at least for now. The "more to come" remark may just mean Google is planning on giving Messenger a more official unveil, though it's possible the app will serve as a basis for the rumored emerging market-centric messaging platform Google is working on at a later date.


Rohit Rathore

Rohit Rathore is an Internet Marketing Manager, Seo Expert and working on various projects. He is passionate about Blogging, Latest Technology, Latest Trends In Seo and usually blogs on SEO, SEM, Social Media, WordPress and Web Design.

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