Verizon Messages APK

Version 6.8.8 - com.verizon.messaging.vzmsgs
Last updated: 2019-11-03 02:43:21
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Stay connected using Verizon Messages on your Smartphone, tablet, and PC

APP Information

App Download Version6.8.8 (30830)
Updated2019-11-03 02:43:21
Apk Size79.92 MB
App DeveloperVerizon Wireless
Malware CheckTRUSTED
Install on Android4.4.x and up
App Packagecom.verizon.messaging.vzmsgs.apk

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App Description

Verizon Messages is verizon,messaging,vzmsgs,communication,message+, content rating is Everyone (PEGI-3). This app is rated 3.75 by 16 users who are using this app. To know more about the company/developer, visit Verizon Wireless website who developed it. com.verizon.messaging.vzmsgs.apk apps can be downloaded and installed on Android 4.4.x and higher Android devices. The Latest Version of 6.8.8 Available for download. Download the app using your favorite browser and click Install to install the application. Please note that we provide both basic and pure APK files and faster download speeds than Verizon Messages APK Mirror. This app APK has been downloaded 58298+ times on store. You can also download com.verizon.messaging.vzmsgs APK and run it with the popular Android Emulators.

Stay connected using Verizon Messages sync feature your Smartphone, tablet, computer, and even smart watches. Keep the conversation going even when you’re switching between devices. Connect with family, friends, teammates, and more through personalized group chats, texts, photos, videos and gift cards worth up to $100 at stores like Starbucks, Amazon, and more. 
Now anyone can download and chat with Verizon Messages, even non Verizon customers (available on compatible devices).
NEW Group chats – Create larger group chats with up to 250 people. Send and receive photos/videos in seconds. Personalize your chat experience with avatars, backgrounds and more. You can even mute a conversation or add or remove members or without creating a new group. 
NEW Yelp Integration – Tap the plus menu and easily access Yelp from within the app. Search for restaurants, entertainment and directions. Make plans and share the details all within your chat.
NEW Kanvas Updates – Create and send custom gifs, and easily edit photos with stickers, text, doodles and more. Access through the in app camera in the plus menu.
Share your location – Glympse™ lets you share your location with the people you choose for the length of time you set. Perfect for meeting up, or letting people know you’re running late.
Send an eGift – Tap the plus menu and select eGifts icon. Easily send an eGift card right through text message eGifting has been expanded to include eGift cards from more than 30 brands
Sync across devices – Download Verizon Messages on all your devices, and sync messages across your smartphone, tablet and computer. Switch devices whenever you want. Make calls with your tablet anywhere.
Driving Mode – Turn on driving mode to send an Auto-Reply message and disable incoming message notifications so you don’t get distracted on the road.
HD Voice and Video calling – Eligibility rules apply. Link your phone number to the Verizon Messages app on your tablet or compatible smart watch and make and receive calls wherever they want on any network (cellular or Wi-Fi).
Other features:
Schedule messages to be delivered at a specific date/time, even if your phone is turned off.
Search the web for images and gifs to include in your chat with Yahoo search.
Express yourself through colorful Emoji’s by tapping on highlighted keywords when composing messages.
Send and receive messages over Wi-Fi from your smartphone, compatible smart watch, iOS device, tablet, PC, MAC, and web browser.

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App ChangeLog

  • 1. Issue with Gifs - Fixed
  • 2. Bug fixes

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Reviews From google play store

I have been using this app for about 2 years. I started having issues around Oct. 10th. Emailed Verizon they sent a debug link which corrected the problem for about a day. Have been back & forth with them for about 2 weeks. They continue to send the debug link which now cannot be Installed on my tablet. Sent a screen shot to Verizon last week have not heard a thing from them since. I guess they just don't know how to fix this problem so many of us are experiencing.

This app use to work really well. I've been using it for 5-6 years and its been fine up until today. It kept sending me double messages and now the app wont even open. It just keeps saying it isn't responding and it closes. Update (10/30) now if I double text someone, the message will not send until they message me back. I've been getting double texts and it's taking forever just to open the messages from one person.

Works well for wifi texting on android when the cellular network is not an option. That is about the only reason to use it, in my opinion. The most frustrating bug is the notifications. On my S10e, the vibration pattern sounds like a phone call, and there is no option to change it in the app or Samsung's notification settings. I also use "do not disturb" after hours, and this app keeps vibrating all night as texts come in. So I turned off notifications all together. No popup, still vibrates.

Update: I would change this to no stars if I could. I have spent over 16 hours trying to resolve. Was even turned over to a specialized tech team. STILL NO RESOLUTION! Keep getting the same email from Verizon messages support asking me for the same information. This app has worked seamlessly for me for years. Now it crashes every time I open it on both of my Samsung tablets. A trip to Verizon store not phone call render me any help. I have lost some very important communications.

Update 10/29/19: Yay! I finally had success installing this on my tablet. Thank you for whatever you did to fix this app! I'm putting this back to 5 stars. (((Had to change my rating from 5 stars because it installs, but blanks out on my tablet. It won't fully set up. Do I need to take my tablet to a store and ask them? I still use it on my phone, but it won't connect my tablet. Help!)))

Multi-device sync is broken. Text messages sent from either my phone or my computer app no longer appear on the other device. This is a Verizon text server problem as it occurs on my desktop Win 7 with a Message+ app and my laptop Win 10 with a Win 10 Verizon Messages app. Two different computers, OSs, and apps. Plus my phone. Update: Play store says I already have the latest update. I've sent an email.

I have always been happy with this app but now all of a sudden I am having the same issues that everyone else is! Verizon needs to get this fixed ASAP. Less than 24 hours since this was fixed and it has stopped working again! This is ridiculous! Verizon has always been my provider but I am beginning to think that I need to find a new provider!

Have not been able to get it to work on either tablet (S2 and S5e). First message says " unable to provision, retry" and then "invalid code, try again". Same problem for months and now on my new tablet.....I don't think the problem is on my end. Xfinity text app only does that, text (no pics, no emoticons). I sure would like to use the message+ app, as I have used it in the past and found it 2-B many times better than Comcast's Xfinity Text-and nothing more-app. More like Comcast X-finite text.

This app is failing to alert me of messages received. Sometimes when I open the app to check a message, I find received messages that I did not know about. And just now, one disappeared from the alert screen as I was attempting to clear it. This used to not be a problem. These messages must not disappear from the alert screen until I open the app to check them. Otherwise, I am not alerted.

App worked for years except now it crashes. It also creates group chats with me, the person I'm sending the text to.. and myself! I also can not text certain people and messages come back as unsendable. I've contacted support and they are not sure why this is happening. Unfortunately the app is unusable at this point and I have gone to the basic texting app on my phone.

A couple things. Your new patch now tells me I'm in driving mode when I'm standing in my house. Fix it. Enable the user to disable this function. The next thing is through regular messaging I was able to capture video recordings l, now I am not permitted while I'm on the phone to capture video. Thank you NOT VERIZON! NOTE: Sent email with details and screenshots of settings which are all messed up too. There are contacts in my settings? It just keeps getting more bug ridden with each update.

I recently updated this app & i regret it so badly. The app no longer works properly. I'm so annoyed that i have to keep the app open or constantly having to check my messages.10/31/19 Turns out the quick fix i was hoping for did nothing. I was under the impression that an update would fix the issue but its even worse. Now the message pop up notification is not even an option..smh Can someone recommend an app that is like this was before the update in Sept??

Having issues like everyone else. Sound went out about a year ago. I get notifications on everything but this app. And now for the past few weeks it takes 30 minutes, to hours, to days before my message sends. It shows sending and family/friends actually think I'm ignoring them. I then have to make a phone call to let them know its verizon. Needs work or just go back to the older app

About a month ago it started holding my texts for hours at a time. Then all of a sudden all my texts would come down. People thought I was ignoring them. Now the app keeps telling me I have 6 unread messages even though I only received 1 message. It does this every time I get 1 new text. I liked the app when it worked. Verizon must have recently changed something. They need to change it back. I used this app for years with no problems until now. Update: the Verizon reply did not fix the problem.

Worked fine until recently. Now when texts are sent or received they show up incorrectly by time sent/received and the order that they were sent/received is all over the place. Needless to say it's almost impossible to follow/read a text anymore. Judging from others reviews they are having the same issues. So I'm ready to find a better more reliable and accurate application.

App has lots of fun configurations, however keyboard is lagging and unresponsive. Have reached out to developer for help. Used this app since 2014. Never an issue until now. Following statement will be typed without correcting so that problem is visualized. Statement: Wod developer pe contact me? This is wht hppns when I now type with message + keyboar. End Written Statement.

This app worked fine for years now suddenly this week it crashes every time I try to open it on my tablet. Update 10/10/19 I updated app hoping to fix the bug, but no, still crashes! I tap on the app icon and for a split second it starts, then disappears. Frustrating! App works on phone & laptop, but wouldn't work on my Samsung tablet. I received Verizon email on 10/12/19, "bug reports will be shared with our development team. We will not reply to your e-mail unless we require additional info

Would be nice to be able to read my messages before they vanish after a few seconds. In response to YOUR response: I have tried that. Multiple times and have been completely ignored. Even tried the "Text Support" option from within the app itself to no good end (although the many times they "checked my account" seemed ridiculous). The short of it is, the only messages retained in this app on this device are the ones I send. Inbound texts vanish after a few seconds, *IF* they show up at all.

Got the patch you sent, installed it,and Messages worked for one day. Now have the same problem as in the message below. --------------- Since the update yesterday, Messages doesn't work. When I try to open it, it shuts down immediately. What gives? How do I fix it? It looks like some users were issued a patch. I'd like it too, please. I hate not having access to my texts on my tablet. A week later, and still can't access Messenger. It immediately shuts down and I can't get in.

Like many others, my Message+ application suddenly would not open. It would flash one momentarily, then right back off. I did the update and it made no difference. I was going to uninstall it and install it again, but it won't let me do that. Emailed Verizon, but so far no response.w

My entire family uses this app for messaging, but lately recieving and sending messages/pictures is hit and miss. I have texts from the previous week that are still waiting to be sent. It's ridiculous. There's nothing worse than an app you've trusted for years failing you all of a sudden. Clearly someone charged something and Verizon needs to fix it fast.

No longer a good messaging app. You use to be able to talk to text now all they have is a recording. In addition the bubbles as you text are all out of order sonwhen someone responds to your text it appears above your comment instead of below. This has been ongoing for a few months now no matter how much i install uninstall.

About a month ago, messages started displaying out of order. A reply can display 1 to 2 messages back above the senders text. Double messages also display. Tried reporting the issue through the app, but it does not send to support. Instead, it wants me to pick a contact to send the report to out of my contact list. Not helpful. Update: reducing to 1 star. Messages are all over the place and are not in order.

Samsung Galaxy Tab s3 started with not receiving text and could send text after many tech support calls with them updateing it doesn't open crashing every time, I use it on a daily basis with my customers, you need an new update asap, used for 1 1/2 years and no problem until your last update Sept 06 2019 Verizon tech sent a down load that fixed the problem

I've used this app for six years. It's never failed to send and receive, customization is also good. I've used this app on three different devices, my only real complaint would be that after tapping the icon it may take up to three seconds to deploy. But, it has been a great app.

Was ok until today. Started not getting messages and getting errors that the app is not working. To report a problem or close app. Usually this would mean there is an update of some kind but there isn't and I cannot access my messages any longer. Did an update on my phone, still nothing.

Ive been using this app on my Samsung tablet for a year and a half with absolutely no issues and it crashes tonight!!! It looks like it's going to start up but then shuts down and sometimes it does nothing when I tap on the icon. I was really happy with it until today.

Have used it for two years on my Lenovo tablet, with mixed results: messages sometimes arrive late or not at all. Now, today, totally bonkers: no inbound messages Iast 12 hours. Sent messages disappear into the ether. Updated this evening but without improvement. Nice job, Verizon.

I was using the regular messaging app. I receive a "high quality video" and am told to download this app to view it. I went through all of that and the freaking video still wouldn't play! I have used this app before and I always go back to the default messages because this app sucks!

Up until a week ago this app worked great, now it doesn't work at all. I've been to the Verizon store and used the email service recommendation they gave me all to no avail. The last person I spoke with simply said that the app apparently has a problem, wow, no joke.

Suddenly doesn't work. Same problem as MJ J's review. Tried everything to fix it. No success. Looks like a lot of people are experiencing the same problem. Disgusted. Used "FORCE STOP" and switched to Pulse app. NO MORE PROBLEMS. Works perfectly.

This was a great app until about 2-3 months ago. Now if I am in a multiple people text it will not load unless I open the text and download it. When I am sending text especially if it has a picture I have to uninstall the program and reinstall or update it.

I'm not able to sen messages out of my tablet, say that to tap on the app and correct it from there but doesn't give that option.....I used to be able to receive messages and phone calls on my Samsung tablet prior to up date . All my MSM are unable to send and no phone calls are allowed.

Was working beautifully until 10/23/19. Started crashing wouldn't even open. This is only on my Samsung S3 tablet. Works fine on my Note 4 cell. Uninstalled and reinstalled and it is still crashing. Restarted the tablet and it is still crashing. Love this app hope you can fix it.

Used to work great on the desktop and tablet, but it's so sporadic and undependable that I had to stop using the app for anything but the phone. I update the app every time I see an update available hoping for a fix, but no joy.

I have been using this app for 2 years with out any problems. Once the update happened on 10/9/19 all it does is opens then closes in about 3 seconds. I hope you get a fix for it very soon. I have sent all the information that they have asked for and app is still not working right.

I got a new phone and installed the app most of my messages are there but 2 groups I was apart of. The have removed me, re added me, created a new group and still nothing on my end...please help!! Every time I open app it asks me if my number is correct which it is and they will be sending a text to authenticate but I never receive one. I have tried emailing, and calling customer support but can't get any help

Have used, and loved, for several years. But on new Samsung Galaxy Note 10+, it will not give any notification sound upon receiving text. Right out of the box, with new install... have all permissions and notifications and sounds enabled.

At times I'm able to receive messages but not able to send them. When messages are set to vibrate I get the notification symbol but no vibration. It's frustrating having to uninstall and reinstall the app every so often. I've even did an update and still have problems.

All of a sudden, the last 3 months it takes hours to receive group texts and texts with any type of attachments. Today, I have been waiting over 6 hours for a message to download. This is with data on and wifi.

This app usex to be 5 stars, for the last year nothing but problems, it does not sync messages between devices. Horrible app, will be looking for an alternative app . unistalled and reinstallled mutiple times and tech support was no help

WAY too much white space.... unless I make the text the size of a gnat, only 3-4 messages fit on the screen so I spend more time scrolling than reading. Otherwise it works fine, but I'm looking for another app.

Can't send videos. This is the 2nd phone I've had where the app suddenly fails to send videos, regardless of size or video quality. Such garbage. I even tried a factory reset on my phone but still doesn't work.

Some days the app will give me sound notifications some days the is completely silent then I have to uninstall and keep reinstalling until it works properly. I have never had this issue until a 6 months ago. Please fix the issue.

When I send messages it will move the message up so it looks like I responded to them before their message came through. It's very frustrating. It's been like this for about a month now and it needs to be fixed!

The app was fine now all of a sudden i cant open it. This means i cant make phome calls. It attempts to open and shut back down...I tried to uninstall and install but it only removed the recent updates and not the whole app. I need this resolved Asap.

Over all I like this app, however too many times the app notifies me of a new message when noting new is there. Also, I have asked the app to not send me reminder notifications of a text..and it continues to anyway.

Would be 5*, but unlike Google's messages app, I can't schedule messages to send at a certain time. I haven't switched back to using Google messages because I like the design of Verizon messages better.

I wish this didn't come with Verizon phones. I couldn't get pictures. It sent me no notifications. It is UGLY. I hate Message+. I'd have to refresh so many times just to see a single text.

Meh...I use Textra. Much better customization. Add a pin to top for the conversations. I like to keep the ones I text the most at the top to easily find them. Make it possible to choose my own color for the avatars.

The dumbest app I have ever encountered. In order to set it up, they send you a QR code that you have to open and scan, which you can't do because you're setting up the app that is waiting for a QR code. Is this a joke?????????

The app worked well on my Samsung tablet for a couple years. Now when i open it, it closes immediately. Tried installing, stopping, updating, turning off permissions with no luck. Any ideas?

App worked good, easy to use, but suddenly It stopped receiving messages on the app was uninstalled and reinstalled but it didn't fixed the problem, hope the app provider will fix problem soon.

This app worked great for a few years until this week. I dont get any notifications unless I keep the app open on my phone. I updated the app but ... still no notifications. Boo to VM.

Has been working great for years. Now i keep getting failed messages. Sometimes the notice shows up after the person has repiled, to that image, gif ... I never know what has truely failed.

It has all I need. However, to edit font needs to be more bold. It is really difficult to use when I drive. I'm kidding of course; but honestly the font is way to fine and not enough options to chose from.

Works great for 1 on 1 messages but I always have problems sending pictures and with group messages. Sometimes i will get messages 1 day later for a group chat and sometimes I never receive group chat messages.

This app is not working right. It's been acting up since the last system update. It takes forever for messages to send. It just says sending. It duplicates messages. The pop up lock screen feature does not work properly. I've uninstalled and reinstalled numerous times, then restarted my phone. I've cleared the cache, and data. Nothing works. I had to switch to another messaging app. This needs to be fixed.

Emojis and pictures don't show up. The last couple of weeks I've had an issue where I'll see a message is coming, but it shows "downloading". The phone rep said it was my wifi causing the problem. It has to be something with the app, my wifi works great for everything else and my family would be on my case if it didn't. When I turn off wifi on my phone the app works fine but then I'm constantly using up my data while at home, so that's not a solution. I restarted my router, no change.

Lately when I send group messages each group member received them separately and I receive their responses separately. Left this app for a while and came back to the same thing. Beyond disappointed

I would give this a much higher rating if the app didn't force me to view other people's avatars. I prefer the circle with a letter but Verizon in their infinite wisdom decided to force me to view everyone's avatar they set in their profile. MAKE IT MY CHOICE WHICH TO VIEW IN MY CONVERSATIONS SCREEN!

Why does it read the message outload ? Annoying and allows others to hear message. I'm on call and it reads everything including who's calling. I dnk how to disconnect that invasive feature.

App has always been iffy. Sometimes messages don't show up for a week. Recently it has stopped scynching with my PC. I can send messages from my PC but replies only show up on my phone. For my purposes, allowing me to send and receive on my PC was the main reason I got the app to start with. I did send in a bug report via my phone just to be sure it gets there. I am sure this will be fixed in no time at all. Heh, Heh UPDATE. Verizon said to clear the cache and data and it worked. To get there click settings, apps, Message+, storage then clear both. My PC and phone now appear properly synched.

Getting buggy. Over the last few months, there has been a perpetual 1 on the bubble notification on the icon, whether there is 1 or no message. For about a month now, sometimes I'm not getting a notification on my sleep screen like I always have. I think it's when my phone is on do not disturb, but it should still show a message icon. Please fix - I've missed early patients canceling their appts!

Used to be a great app but now have nothing but problems. Texts are delayed. I send text to people, they respond and somehow their reply winds up somewhere else in the conversation and I miss it unless I keep rereading to make sure I haven't missed something. The person on the other end of the conversation can send me a screenshot of the conversation which looks totally different than what it looks like on my phone. Searching for a new messaging app.

Now with the latest update I cannot send text messages and also get duplicate messages. Thanks Verizon. Their solution after trying everything is buy a new phone!?

Since the new updates, it's extremely buggy, messages send out of order continually and I frequently have to reset my network to make it quit sending and recieving messages twice.

I was using messages app, but this one has more bells and whistles, I know when I send messages, they're sent, received, and read.

Awful. I have downloaded and deleted this app 10 times and can't get it to run on my Samsung Tab A, even though that software is up to date too. Thoroughly disappointed. Useless as is. Update 10/27: Verizon has been completely unresponsive to my issue, demonstrating again that they just don't care. Maybe because I've only been a 5-line customer for 25 years!!!!

I had it for a long time, and for a long time it worked great! But recently, it stopped working entirely and deleted all my past messages on it's own, and there's no hope for getting them back. I've lost a lot of important things, including messages from family who has passed away. Genuinely upset with this. Also, the stupid audio message button needs to have an option to be disabled, it's the dumbest thing I've ever seen. Way to go Verizon. Way to go.

I've always loved this app until about a year ago. Since then for some reason the app stopped notifying me of a text while I was on the phone. No sound or anything. Now especially with me having a note 10+ I do not even have a notification led to let me know I have a text. Very annoying when you miss an important text while on the phone. I'll start using again when this problem is addressed.

Love the app! My only wish is that there was a way to set reminders on texts... Or a snooze button type thing. Anything that allowed me to say make my phone do something at such and such a time to remind me of this later... Whether it is just too respond when I have time or remember that I promised someone something. I think that would be awesome! Thank you!

Nice app but when your texting it doesn't make a sound when the app is open as you can easily miss a reply, it use to make a sound but not anymore. What changed? The only sound notification you get is when the app is closed .You need to bring it back pretty useless you have to keep staring at the text waiting for a reply or you will miss it.

I'm getting very upset with my text messaging app. Every couple days I'll get the little triangle by a conversation. Which means a picture didn't go through. I have to scroll through a hundred messages to find the picture that didn't send. (When I sent it, said sent and delivered). Then either try again or delete it. Really frustrating when you are sending sweet pictures to your significant other and don't know if they really get them or not.

I loved this app and have been using it faithfully for a few years but I'm almost done with it. About two months ago it decided to uninstall itself and I had to redownload it and recustomize it. About a month ago it kept crashing when I tried to open it and I had to force stop the whole app and restart it again. Now within the past week I'm not receiving all of my messages one of which was actually really important. Hopefully they can fix this issue before I decide to go with something else

Reorienting the screen while typing a reply after receiving a pop up text, loses the text you entered. You have to start all over again. If you select a gif to go with your text message, message+ will instantly send the gif, after you select it, without allowing you to attach it to your message. This app could be improved by allowing more space on th he screen when entering a text have a lot of unused blank space on the screen but only a small square can be used for text entry.

I really like this app and the customizations you can make compared to the app that comes with the phone. However, it's been about a year now since I started using it, and if I don't read my messages within 15 minutes or so, the notification and the badge disappear. I started a new job a month ago and have missed so many important text messages because of this. A Google search provided no answers. It seems this problem has been going on for years with other users. It's a shame.

I created a group text. Someone in the group changed their cell number. The app won't allow me to drop the old number and add his new number. In trying to figure it out, I've add sub groups and second groups with the same numbers. It has gotten to be very cluttered and disorganized. I am the administrator of the group, I should be able to edit the group, but it won't allow me.

It never works. Always automatically stopping. I have the z4 and it never does the regular things the original messages does like send photos Google or online pay can't even get a gif. This messanger is horrible

Flawed. I'm so sick of this app constantly showing me I have 1 text message. I have to "force stop" several times a day to get the icon badge to stop showing me I have a text message.

Can send messages but not recieve them. Have cleared cache, force stop, reset settings to default, and still not able to recieve incoming messages. Any advise? Online tech support was not helpful...

Update 10/7: My app icon counter is stuck at 1 and won't clear. Clearing the notification bar at the top of my screen should not result in the app icon counter showing no messages - that should require a manual "mark all as read" within the app itself. Additionally, sometimes it takes hours for messages to be sent/delivered to/from my phone, so it makes me seem like a jerk when I don't respond to a text that I haven't received. Samsung Galaxy s8+.

The LONG vibration notification that can't be changed like every other app on the planet, is annoying & ridiculous. People have been complaining about it for years! Get with it Verizon. It's also extremely frustrating my pictures & videos get so compressed when sent or received, they're pixelated for both parties. A problem I didn't have with Apple messaging. Verizon told me using this app instead of the Samsung app would stop problem. Nope. Welcome to 2019. Worst messaging app ever! Zero stars

I love the customization with backgrounds, but for some reason I keep getting the error triangle, like the message never sent. Sometimes it actually did, sometimes it didn't. I have no way of knowing amd it's really frustrating. Also, my notifications disappear super fast before I get a chance to look at the text.

This has been my go to app, but since the last update my group texts do not download. They don't show up in my notifications and when I open the app they are all individual messages by sender that I then have to download. Came here and saw many others with the same issue. Waiting for the next update to see if that helps. Otherwise switching apps.

I still want to believe that this is the best messaging app, but I can't. For about a year now, it's been giving me message notifications when it wants to. Just this morning I get a fresh notification from one person, open the app and there are messages in there *from yesterday*. Thankfully I already talked to them on the phone, but if I hadn't they'd think I was blowing them off as a friend. So embarrassing. I'm going to switch my app for a while. This is ridiculous.

Been enjoying this app for many years with few problems. Recently, it has been draining the battery on my motoz v1. I can't get through the day even with the motomod extra battery. Message+ is the biggest consumer by far even though I might only have a few minutes of actual usage. If it doesn't get fixed soon, I'm changing my app

Ever since lar upadate i have been unable to launch. The welcome screen pops up for all or half a second and the crashs. Reinstalling does nother and neither did restarting my tablet.

Now the keyboard is an atrocious white and doesn't have the features my keyboard had earlier this morning 🤔😠 I can't change it and from the bad Reviews I've just read obviously Verizon, you've been having customer complaints about the same issues now for months with no real response accept the auto response to anyone who writes a negative review. STOP TALKING STOP FORCING UPDATES THAT DONT WORK & PLZ MAKE THE APP LIKE IT WAS A YEAR AGO😵

This has been my preferred app for messages for over 10 years. Always worked perfectly but since 9/22 it has been a nightmare. I use the phone for business and messages have been dumping to me all at one time between 8:15 and 9 pm every day. Even when checking throughout the day, nothing at all. I work by appointment and this is costing me business $$$. Need this fixed NOW!

This app worked fine until this last update. My incoming/outgoing messages are out of sending/receiving order. My questions/comments are posting after the receiving answer. This wasn't a problem before. I figured it was work itself out, but that's a no. Until this gets fix, I'll stay on the one star rating.

This app is useful and works fine, but I wish there were an option to turn off "smileys"... The little emojis that pop up when you type an emoticon such as :( or :)

Currently not receiving texts that come through the night until mid morning the next day, then I get them all at once and with no notification badge. I just happen to open the app to use it and see these texts. I have checked and I do not have any kind of sleep timer on my texting app, so I know that's not the problem. This has been happening for a few days now.

Really haven't had any problems with this app..But would really like for you to think about implementing a couple features like, schedule a message and some kind of security to hide messages and or contacts..if you do any of that would rate you the 5 stars! Unfortunately there are other apps that I could use but this is the only app that apparently I can send a picture message from..thank you for your time but mostly for any kind of feedback in the near future.

It's not so much the app's functionality but Verizon's support that makes it useless. Because I could not install it on a Samsung tablet S6, I downloaded Samsung messages but it too would not install. So after hours of online research, a chat with Samsung finally revealed that Verizon blocks the installation of this Samsung app. After a lengthy chat with Verizon could not resolve the issue, I finally gave up, disabled (cannot be uninstalled) it and installed Pulse SMS.

This use to be my favorite messaging app because I could send wifi sms while at home (where there is no service.) Now all of a sudden it will say my sms are sent but I cannot receive anything until I get to an area with actual service. I'm pretty sure my text are not being sent either while using WiFi. This is frustrating and the only reason I downloaded Verizon messaging on my new phone. Please fix this!

This apps has worked great for suddenly it won't open on my Samsung tablet! It still works fine on our ohonesbut not the tablet! WHAT'S UP!!!

CONS: My messages are constantly failing/ not sending (and it's not my Verizon service). And I get a notification badge that says "2" when there's only one. I just updated this app yesterday because of the problems I was having with it not giving me notifications at all. Considering giving this app two stars and switching to another one. PROS: The moving stickers are cute and adding gifs really takes the cake.

Update 10/10/19 After working with tech support online, eventually the conclusion was drawn that even some messages still need a wireless data connection to load vs wifi only. I found this strange since this app did work previously on a wifi only tablet more consistently than my phone. Recently both just stopped working. My advice, don't count on this app unless you want to be let down.

will send the message and say sending by the message delivering it 2 or 3 more times. uninstalled and reinstalled App still doing wouldn't give it a star but forced to. Really need to fix it

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Apk Scaned By TotalVirus Antivirus,com.verizon.messaging.vzmsgs.apk Was Pure And Safe.

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requires following permissions on your android device.

approximate location (network-based)
Allows the app to get your approximate location. This location is derived by location services using network location sources such as cell towers and Wi-Fi. These location services must be turned on and available to your device for the app to use them. Apps may use this to determine approximately where you are.

precise location (GPS and network-based)
Allows the app to get your precise location using the Global Positioning System (GPS) or network location sources such as cell towers and Wi-Fi. These location services must be turned on and available to your device for the app to use them. Apps may use this to determine where you are, and may consume additional battery power.

access extra location provider commands
Allows the app to access extra location provider commands. This may allow the app to to interfere with the operation of the GPS or other location sources.

mock location sources for testing
Create mock location sources for testing or install a new location provider. This allows the app to override the location and/or status returned by other location sources such as GPS or location providers.

view network connections
Allows the app to view information about network connections such as which networks exist and are connected.

view Wi-Fi connections
Allows the app to view information about Wi-Fi networking, such as whether Wi-Fi is enabled and name of connected Wi-Fi devices.

create accounts and set passwords
Allows the app to use the account authenticator capabilities of the AccountManager, including creating accounts and getting and setting their passwords.

pair with Bluetooth devices
Allows the app to view the configuration of the Bluetooth on the phone, and to make and accept connections with paired devices.

access Bluetooth settings
Allows the app to configure the local Bluetooth phone, and to discover and pair with remote devices.

send sticky broadcast
Allows the app to send sticky broadcasts, which remain after the broadcast ends. Excessive use may make the phone slow or unstable by causing it to use too much memory.

directly call phone numbers
Allows the app to call phone numbers without your intervention. This may result in unexpected charges or calls. Note that this doesn't allow the app to call emergency numbers. Malicious apps may cost you money by making calls without your confirmation.

take pictures and videos
Allows the app to take pictures and videos with the camera. This permission allows the app to use the camera at any time without your confirmation.

change network connectivity
Allows the app to change the state of network connectivity.

connect and disconnect from Wi-Fi
Allows the app to connect to and disconnect from Wi-Fi access points and to make changes to device configuration for Wi-Fi networks.

disable your screen lock
Allows the app to disable the keylock and any associated password security. For example, the phone disables the keylock when receiving an incoming phone call, then re-enables the keylock when the call is finished.

retrieve system internal state
Allows the app to retrieve internal state of the system. Malicious apps may retrieve a wide variety of private and secure information that they should never normally need.

control flashlight
Allows the app to control the flashlight.

Allows access to the list of accounts in the Accounts Service.

find accounts on the device
Allows the app to get the list of accounts known by the phone. This may include any accounts created by applications you have installed.

retrieve running apps
Allows the app to retrieve information about currently and recently running tasks. This may allow the app to discover information about which applications are used on the device.

full network access
Allows the app to create network sockets and use custom network protocols. The browser and other applications provide means to send data to the internet, so this permission is not required to send data to the internet.

change your audio settings
Allows the app to modify global audio settings such as volume and which speaker is used for output.

read your contacts
Allows the app to read data about your contacts stored on your phone, including the frequency with which you've called, emailed, or communicated in other ways with specific individuals. This permission allows apps to save your contact data, and malicious apps may share contact data without your knowledge.

read the contents of your SD card
Allows the app to read the contents of your SD card.

read phone state
Allows read only access to phone state, including the phone number of the device, current cellular network information, the status of any ongoing calls, and a list of any PhoneAccounts registered on the device.

read your own contact card
Allows the app to read personal profile information stored on your device, such as your name and contact information. This means the app can identify you and may send your profile information to others.

read your text messages (SMS or MMS)
Allows the app to read SMS messages stored on your phone or SIM card. This allows the app to read all SMS messages, regardless of content or confidentiality.

read sync settings
Allows the app to read the sync settings for an account. For example, this can determine whether the People app is synced with an account.

read sync statistics
Allows an app to read the sync stats for an account, including the history of sync events and how much data is synced.

run at startup
Allows the app to have itself started as soon as the system has finished booting. This can make it take longer to start the phone and allow the app to slow down the overall phone by always running.

receive text messages (MMS)
Allows the app to receive and process MMS messages. This means the app could monitor or delete messages sent to your device without showing them to you.

receive text messages (SMS)
Allows the app to receive and process SMS messages. This means the app could monitor or delete messages sent to your device without showing them to you.

receive text messages (WAP)
Allows the app to receive and process WAP messages. This permission includes the ability to monitor or delete messages sent to you without showing them to you.

record audio
Allows the app to record audio with the microphone. This permission allows the app to record audio at any time without your confirmation.

send SMS messages
Allows the app to send SMS messages. This may result in unexpected charges. Malicious apps may cost you money by sending messages without your confirmation.

draw over other apps
Allows the app to draw on top of other applications or parts of the user interface. They may interfere with your use of the interface in any application, or change what you think you are seeing in other applications.

control vibration
Allows the app to control the vibrator.

prevent phone from sleeping
Allows the app to prevent the phone from going to sleep.

change/intercept network settings and traffic
Allows the app to change network settings and to intercept and inspect all network traffic, for example to change the proxy and port of any APN. Malicious apps may monitor, redirect, or modify network packets without your knowledge.

modify your contacts
Allows the app to modify the data about your contacts stored on your phone, including the frequency with which you've called, emailed, or communicated in other ways with specific contacts. This permission allows apps to delete contact data.

modify or delete the contents of your SD card
Allows the app to write to the SD card.

modify system settings
Allows the app to modify the system's settings data. Malicious apps may corrupt your system's configuration.

edit your text messages (SMS or MMS)
Allows the app to write to SMS messages stored on your phone or SIM card. Malicious apps may delete your messages.

toggle sync on and off
Allows an app to modify the sync settings for an account. For example, this can be used to enable sync of the People app with an account.

set an alarm
Allows the app to set an alarm in an installed alarm clock app. Some alarm clock apps may not implement this feature.

install shortcuts
Allows an application to add Homescreen shortcuts without user intervention.

uninstall shortcuts
Allows the application to remove Homescreen shortcuts without user intervention.

In-App billing
In-app Billing on Google Play provides a straightforward, simple interface for sending In-app Billing requests and managing In-app Billing transactions using Google Play.

receive data from Internet
Allows apps to accept cloud to device messages sent by the app's service. Using this service will incur data usage. Malicious apps could cause excess data usage.

read Google service configuration
Allows this app to read Google service configuration data.


Certificate Issuer:C:US, CN:Verizon Wireless, L:Basking Ridge, O:Verizon Wireles, ST:New Jersey, OU:PDI
Certificate Subject:C:US, CN:Verizon Wireless, L:Basking Ridge, O:Verizon Wireles, ST:New Jersey, OU:PDI







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