Boost your messaging experience with RCS. Learn how to turn on RCS chats.

Google Messages on Samsung devices

Google Messages offers RCS chats on your Samsung phone.

The app is:

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

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

  • Send and receive text messages to and from Galaxy tablets and watches.
  • Send group messages to and from Galaxy devices for new or existing conversations.
  • Send and receive messages for current group chats. Learn how to turn on RCS chats in Google Messages.

Tip: Conversations stay in sync across Galaxy devices.

Google Messages on Samsung Galaxy Watch4

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

Use Google Messages 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 Google Messages .
  2. At the top right, tap your profile photo or icon and then Messages 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 RCS chats for 1:1 conversations.
  • Create new groups that use RCS chats.

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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