Google Messages Beta Program

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  1. Sajo

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    Google announced yesterday that they are starting a Beta program for the Messages app (sometimes referred to as Android Messages or Google Messages).

    An excerpt from Google: "Messages, Google’s messaging app for Android phones, will begin an Open Beta program. The Open Beta gives users the opportunity to test, and provide input and feedback, on experimental features not yet released to the general public..."

    Source: Join the Messages Open Beta Program! - Messages Help

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    You in, Sajo?

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    Nope. By the time I posted this, it was full already. But I'll keep checking

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    Until Google messages gets to vz messages quality I'm out.
    Seriously, only piece of bloatware that is actually really good!

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    Verizon Message+ is not bad, I do agree with that statement. Right now I like Google Messages for the simple layout, less clutter than Message + and the quick sync with my Chromebook. But definitely nothing wrong with Messages+, one Verizon app I would also never call bloatware

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    Agree. Google Messages pales compared to just about every messaging app. And agree VZW Messages is the best app they've ever made.
    I use Pulse, though.

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    I keep it simple with Google messages ...I'm Google in on everything
     
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    Did you get into the Messages Beta?

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    Unfortunately I missed the window before it was filled ...
     
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    Simple is a good word for it. I try it every few months, and always come back to Pulse.

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    I don't need much with texts I get them and I can answer I'm good haha

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    Maybe it's a good thing the Messages Beta program filled up so quickly? I just saw that the users running the first Beta release aren't doing so well. The first Beta app release crashes instantly on opening.

    But that comes with Beta testing, it's bound to happen and users that do sign up for Beta programs usually know the risks

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