How to Set Up Messages as the Default Messaging App


  • Set up Google Messages as the default SMS app


  • Nexus 6P
  • Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge
  • Samsung Galaxy S8
  • Samsung Galaxy S9
  • Samsung Galaxy J3
  • Samsung Galaxy J7
  • 3.0 Motorola phones
  • Messages application


  1. Open the Messages app
  2. Tap on the three dots at the top right corner of the screen
  3. Tap Settings
  4. Tap Default SMS app
  5. Tap Messages

Additional Notes

Please ensure Messages is installed if it does not come default on the phone.

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