Pixel. The name change is not that surprising, really – the other Messenger, that is, Facebook's, is a much more popular app, and it's easy to see why Google would want to differentiate between the two. Still, the sudden change is one of many examples of the company simply deciding something and immediately doing it – another such example would be the renaming of Google Keyboard to Gboard. Admittedly, this is far from a major problem, but it would still be nice to get some warning next time.Messenger is Google's default SMS app, and can be found preinstalled on many devices running stock or near-stock Android, such as the Google
The latest version of Messenger Android Messages, v2.0.770, is now available in the Play Store. The changelog for the update also lists "Simpler sign-up for enhanced features on supported carriers", as well as the classic "Bug fixes and stability improvements".