Google Messages and Samsung Messages are both messaging apps that allow users to send and receive text messages and multimedia messages such as images and videos. However, there are some key differences between the two apps:
- Google Messages is the default messaging app on Android devices that use the Google Play Services framework and is also available on the Google Play Store for download. Samsung Messages is the default messaging app on Samsung devices.
- Google Messages has a feature called “Rich Communication Services” (RCS) which allows users to send and receive messages over the internet instead of through traditional SMS. This feature allows for more advanced features such as group messaging, high-resolution image and video sharing, read receipts and typing indicators. Samsung Messages does not have this feature.
- Samsung Messages has some additional features that are not present in Google Messages, such as the ability to schedule messages, customise message bubble colours, and quick access to Samsung’s Bixby voice assistant.
In terms of similarities, both apps allow users to send and receive text messages and multimedia messages, and both have a basic interface for composing, reading and managing messages. Both apps also have basic spam filtering, so you can block unwanted messages.
In general, Google Messages is a more robust messaging app with RCS features and availability on all Android phones while Samsung Messages is more feature-rich, but only available on Samsung devices.