The past few days saw a recent hike in the installation of the Messages app from Google. The record noted to have surpassed 500 million installations on Play Store.
It is to be noted that Google does not require phone – makers to pre-install this app; a convenient option.
Launched in 2014, Google Messages allow a user to exchange texts, GIFs, emojis, stickers, pictures, videos as well as audios, just like Apple’s iMessage.
Few smartphones like Pixel line-up and devices from Nokia and Huawei leverage Google Messages as the default client for SMS.