How to Change Default Messaging App on Android

Thanks to open the ecosystem of android, if you are not happy with the default SMS application, you can easily change it.

There are many third-party messaging applications available through Google Play that you can try out.

Depending on which version of android you have installed, android 4.4 kit Kat, android 5.0 lollipop, android 6.0 marshmallow or the latest android.

You can change the default android messaging app to the same other text application with was like Hangouts, GoSMS pro or Textra.

Change Default Messaging App on Android

IF you do not want to use a custom SMS application then here are the way, how to set up for your device:

  • Swipe the phone screen and open the “Settings” application. Scroll down to find “Apps and Notification”.
  • Then, tap on the “Default Apps” > “ SMS Applications” option
  • On this page, you will see all the available applications which can be set as default SMS applications. Check out your favorite text apps.

Scroll down the notification shade to enter the settings app. Tap the “App” option. Application in the gear wheel icon in the top right corner.

Tap “Default” applications and change to the desired application.

Now you will receive new SMS messages through this client.

Also, you can easily change it whenever you want. Change the default messaging app on android is very smooth and easy.


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