- Some Samsung phones are redesigning the Google messaging application.
- According to reports, the improved version will be promoted to phones with One UI 3.1 and higher.
- It turns the Google Messages application into a typical Samsung application on the One UI platform.
Samsung uses Google Messages as its default messaging application on the Galaxy S21 series, instead using its own Samsung Messages application. Now, Google seems to make its SMS application more suitable for Samsung phones by adopting the One UI style redesign.
According to the people XDA developers with Android police, Google Messages got a brand new home screen on Samsung phones with One UI 3.1 or higher. Some users have discovered new designs on the Galaxy S21 and S20 series. Some people even saw it on cheap devices such as the Galaxy F62 and Galaxy A52.
The improved Google Messages application on Samsung phones is divided into two parts. The top information area displays the name of the application and the number of unread messages. There is a search bar in the lower half that allows you to search for messages and open conversations. Since its launch, this type of design has been a basic element of One UI, reminiscent of the appearance of other Samsung apps on the platform. It also allows easy one-handed use of the application.
According to reports, the new Google Messages UI for Samsung phones is available on version 7.9.051 of the app. However, some Redditors are also seeing it on different versions of the application, indicating that it may be a server-side update.
If your phone is running One UI 3.1, you can try to download the above Google Messages version from the Play Store to check if you get the new app UI. You can also try to install it from APK Mirror. If these methods don’t work, you may need to wait a while until the phone gets a server-side update.
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