Google Messages gets a One UI style makeover on Samsung phones
- Some Samsung phones are getting a redesigned Google Messages app.
- The revamped version is said to be rolling out to phones with One UI 3.1 and later.
- It turns the Google Messages app into a staple of the typical Samsung app for the One UI platform.
Samsung adopted Google Messages as the default messaging app on the Galaxy S21 Series, by changing its own Samsung Messages application. Now Google seems to be making its SMS app even more suitable for Samsung phones by adopting a A user interface-an inspired overhaul.
According to the people at home XDA Developers and Android Police, Google Messages gets a whole new homescreen on Samsung phones with One UI 3.1 or later. Several users have spotted the new design of the Galaxy S21 and S20 series. Some have even seen it on cheaper devices like the Galaxy F62 and Galaxy A52.
The revamped Google Messages app on Samsung phones is split into two parts. The top information area displays the name of the application next to the number of unread messages. The lower half has a search bar that lets you search messages and open conversations. This type of design has been a fundamental part of One UI since its inception and is reminiscent of what other Samsung apps look like on the platform. It also allows easy one-handed use of the app.
The new Google Messages user interface for Samsung phones would be released on version 7.9.051 of the app. however, several Redditors are also seeing it on different versions of the app, indicating that it could be a server-side update.
If your phone is running One UI 3.1, you can try downloading the aforementioned version of Google Messages from the Play Store to check if you get the new UI for the app. You can also try to install it from Mirror APK. If these methods don’t work, you may have to wait a little longer for your phone to take the server-side update.