Google announces new search options in Android Messages app

Google announces new search options in Android Messages app
Google is celebrating 20 years since it launched its search engine with new announcements related to its … search engine. Almost all Google apps and services benefit from its search engine, but there's always room for improvement.

As such, Google announced that the Android Messages app will be getting new search options that will make it easier for users to search through past conversations. The Mountain View company promises that Android Messages users will now be able to find more of the content shared in their conversations by simply searching by contact or type of content.


The new options can be accessed by tapping on the search icon and selecting a specific contact to see your messaging history with them. You can include both one-to-one and group conversations, as well as all the photos, video, addresses or links shared with each other.

All the improvements mentioned above will be rolled out to all Android Messages users this week, so they won't be available to everyone right away.

source: Google



1. gamehead unregistered

Dark mode, browser mode and new options. Far better than iMessage imo

2. imlegitcusimthasht

Posts: 306; Member since: Jan 30, 2017

I agree

3. XDAdam

Posts: 276; Member since: Feb 03, 2016

Cant send big/high quality files though.

7. andynaija

Posts: 1255; Member since: Sep 08, 2012

This is where RCS comes in and I hope more carriers get involved with it.

4. Leo_MC

Posts: 7210; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

You must have no idea about iMessage, if you made such a stupid remark.

8. gamehead unregistered

Not like I use it currently. XD

9. Leo_MC

Posts: 7210; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

I agree: it's not like you use it currently (or have you ever used iMessage). Would you please tell me where I can find location sharing, screen effects, handwriting, maybe some apps in Messages? Oh, and please show me a way to turn off MMS on vanilla Android.

5. rouyal

Posts: 1573; Member since: Jan 05, 2018

Hopefully they get rid of the Easter pastel colors asap.

6. applesnapple93

Posts: 302; Member since: Jan 06, 2016

Lol... they add more features but they dont fix the fact that its slow. half of all group messages are irretrievable. text messages never send. the app is slow and clunky.

10. paceman

Posts: 38; Member since: May 23, 2013

I would like to see color options on the conversation and different shapes, a line between days to separate and better timestamps that stays there all the time. Take back the flags for all countries, can't find them anymore. Colors for the background.

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