What texting app are you using in 2020?

Google Mesages on a Pixel 3
Google Mesages on a Pixel 3 (Image credit: Joe Maring / Android Central)

While messaging apps like WhatsApp, Telegram, and Signal get a lot of coverage and buzz, there's something to be said about good old-fashioned SMS texting. It may not be as feature-rich or secure as those other platforms, but its sheer ease-of-use means that it's something a lot of us still rely on every single day.

Your Android phone comes with a texting app right out of the box, but if you take a gander at the Google Play Store, you'll find a plethora of third-party ones that offer additional customization tweaks and features that can really elevate your texting experience.

Our AC forum members often talk about their favorite texting apps, and recently, that conversation was struck up once more when someone asked for recommendations on what texting app they should use.

I use Google Messages and WhatsApp. Used to use Allo. Loved that app. I'm upset that they killed it.

Scott Shrewsberry

Textra- https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.textra


I just stick with Verizon's Messages+


I'd prefer to us Pulse app because it's awesome. But I'm currently using Google messages until/if RCS is made available in 3rd party apps because I have my wife and several friends that I'm able to use it with


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Joe Maring

Joe Maring was a Senior Editor for Android Central between 2017 and 2021. You can reach him on Twitter at @JoeMaring1.