And this is supposed to compete with iMessage, WhatsApp, amd FB Messenger? Pathetic.
I installed it but can't get past the app permissions screen. It says Screen Overlay detected and to disable that. But donno how to. Using a Nexus 5. Can anyone help?! Thanks.
Yeah that's what we need another messaging app as if there's not enough already
Anonymous, 21 Sep 2016Pffft! There's Whatsapp and other superior services. Why would anyone even use a Google messag... moreWhatsapp is not superior, that's their success. How many people actually know it doesn't offer end to end encryption before. It was easy to use when it was simple as an alternative to SMS and it was also released at a good timing. If it's release now i dun think it would have such an impact and FB wouldn't pay that much for it, they paid for the database cos user data is a gold mine.
i'll try it as well obviously, but have a look at "wire" - from switzerland. very secure (as far as it's being advertised) and it really includes basically everything - chat, call, video and file sending etc. there's nothing left out. The UI is something that someone needs to get used to, but hey, who can't :-)
why dont they just make an app that has the same fuction with imessage, so that it can directly compete with apple
Pffft! There's Whatsapp and other superior services. Why would anyone even use a Google messaging app?