Google Messenger adding SIM card message manager

Google Messenger adding SIM card message manager
Google Messenger is a solid SMS app and the various rumors have made it seem like Google wants it to be the primary option for SMS messaging on Android, but it's unclear how that will turn out. In the meantime though, Google has been updating the app, and has added a new feature that may not be that useful for too many but could be great for some.

The newest version of Messenger has a new option to allow you to manage messages that you have saved on your SIM card. Of course, there's no way to actually save messages onto a SIM card. The aim of the feature appears to be for those out there who still have SIM cards from old devices and want to access messages saved on the SIM. And, when we say an old device, we mean really old, because the option to save messages onto a SIM hasn't really been necessary since phones had reasonable amounts of internal storage. 

If you're in that select group, Messenger will now allow you to see the saved messages on a SIM card and will also allow you to delete those messages. Otherwise, there's not much else to do. 


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11 Comments

1. diggie32

Posts: 388; Member since: Apr 03, 2016

I like Google Messenger for it's design and simplicity. Solid for SMS. But it absolutely fails for MMS. Sometimes sending, sometimes not. Sometimes receiving, sometimes not. Wish they would fix the MMS issues. Maybe they have, I haven't looked at it in a few months, been having to use Textra.

2. DRS1977

Posts: 679; Member since: May 27, 2015

I've had the exact same problems with Googles app and MMS on my GS7E. I quit using it and started using Samsungs own app and it works perfectly.

3. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Same could be said when sending sms. It sometimes sending failed while the other end receives the message. I always revert to my trustworthy Textra.

11. Junito

Posts: 144; Member since: Feb 12, 2012

You are not the only experiencing these problems, and sometimes hangouts same issues. Why switched to textra.

4. gs200

Posts: 64; Member since: Jun 09, 2015

Textra for me. Very fast, very clean, feature rich for its size.

5. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Textra FTW. Been using the same dev's application on Jailbroken iOS (BiteSMS), then coincidentally, the time I switch to Android is the time they had stopped developing their jailbreak tweak and focused on Textra...

6. greenelektron

Posts: 537; Member since: Sep 10, 2014

Idk why Google messenger dont want to support multiple SIMs.

8. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

They do. Google messenger is the default sms messenger in Android One devices.

7. andriodfanboy1

Posts: 164; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

What about chomp ? for me its best when its come to taking care 70k+ text in 320+ conversations only few seems to handle even on my s5 handcent+textra and stock they fail ,become laggy and slow but chomp soo far no issue tried many others , sorry english is not native tongue....

9. ava51

Posts: 86; Member since: Feb 12, 2016

I don't want to store contacts on the SIM!

10. 444777

Posts: 399; Member since: May 02, 2016

Always good to save on Gmail, rather than sim. If you lose your sim you've lost all the numbers.

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