Stay connected using Verizon Messages on your Smartphone, tablet, and computer. And keep the conversation engaging with personalized 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.
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.
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 Extended Wi-Fi from your smartphone, iOS device, tablet, PC, Mac and web browser.
Ratings and Reviews
i love this app, but there is 1 problem
i absolutely love this app, i downloaded on my iphone because i wanted to accessorize my messaging app, yes it looks pretty good now, but i noticed something. When i message iphone users who use imessage, i can’t see their messages on the app, so then i have to go out of the app, and go to imessage to see their messages, another thing i noticed is that when you message someone on this app and they message you back, you get a notification from your original messaging app as well, please fix that, it gets annoying when i get 2 notifications per message when it isn’t an iphone user. One final thing is that when i receive a notification that someone texted me, it only shows their phone number and i don’t know who texted me until i’m in the app, which we all know that sometimes you want to ignore people, but you can’t do that here because you don’t know who it is. that’s all, thanks.
Ups and downs
I have iPhone 6S. It’s getting to the point where it isn’t notifying my when I gets texts randomly. I was excited to find this app. My phone alerts me now thru this app when I get texts, except for iMessages, which is fine. I chose not to turn off the iMessage feature on my phone. This app is great for texting those without iMessage. It says sent, delivered, read, and shows when someone is typing u back, just like iMessaging. I like how customizable this app is. Backgrounds, fonts and text bubble colors. And it is syncing between my phone, iPad and Apple Watch, which wasn’t working as it should thru the regular message app that comes on all these devices. It’s nice to be able to text people without Apple devices from my iPad too. However, this app is glitchy. It will shutdown randomly, and then you lose whatever u were going to send in a text, even pics, and have to type it all again. That is frustrating. And sometimes when I receive texts it will say who the text is from by name, and other times just show the phone number, even if you have been continually texting the same person who is a saved contact. So over all it’s an ok app. If the glitches were addressed, I would have given 5 stars.
Like most people, I don’t tend to write reviews for things I like. I also don’t tend to write reviews about things I don’t care for, but this application deserves a review.
Unfortunately, I don’t have a whole lot of great things to say about this app. I have lots of issues with it. I certainly consider it a necessary evil. I don’t like how it doesn’t play nice with the native messages app (which I still feel like is far superior to any other messages app out there). I have the desktop version of this application and it does not talk with the mobile version, which is a very big oversight and needs to be dealt with. It frequently displays the incorrect number of unread messages in the bubble on the app icon. The entire app feels like it was thrown together in a very short period of time by a development team that was not given appropriate resources to build a great app. Yes, I have the latest versions of each app.
At this time, the only reason I haven’t deleted the app altogether is because I’ve recently started to have issues with receiving large media files from folks who do not have iPhones so cannot use iMessages. Use this app if you need to, but don’t download it just for fun.
- Verizon Wireless
- 166 MB
- Social Networking
Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- This app may use your location even when it isn't open, which can decrease battery life.
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With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.