Get started with Messages by Google on Samsung devices

Messages by Google enhances the chat features on your Samsung phone.

The app is:

  • Preloaded on select Samsung devices
  • The default messaging app on select Samsung devices

When you use Messages by Google on select Galaxy devices, you can:

Tip: Conversations stay in sync across Galaxy devices.

Messages on Samsung Galaxy Watch4

Messages by Google is available on all new Galaxy smartwatches running Wear OS Powered by Samsung.

Use Messages by Google on your phone or watch to send and receive 1:1 and group texts over:

  • Bluetooth
  • WiFi
  • Cellular data

When your phone is offline, some cellular network plans on LTE-capable devices support messaging. To verify if your service provider supports messaging when your phone is offline, check directly with them.

For the best messaging experience once reconnected to your phone: 

  • Tap Switch inbox and then Phone 
  • Keep your Google Account synced between your phone and watch.

To send messages directly from your watch, tap Switch inbox and then Watch.

Enable texts across multiple legacy Samsung devices

By default, sending messages across multiple devices is turned off. To message across multiple devices:

  1. Open the Messages by Google app .
  2. In the top right, tap More options More and then Settings and then Advanced and then Text on Galaxy devices.
  3. Turn on Allow text on Galaxy devices

Limitations for legacy Galaxy tablets & watches

For Galaxy tablets and watches, you can’t: 

  • Use chat features for 1:1 conversations.
  • Create new group chats with chat features.

Samsung Knox administrators can modify signatures on company devices

Samsung Knox administrators can add, edit, or turn off message signatures on company-issued devices.

A banner is present on corporate-administered Samsung devices that have automatic signatures. You can tap the banner to find your signature. Employees can’t edit their signatures.

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