Change the Default Texting App on Android
Edited by Jay
One of the many great features of Android is the ability to change the default SMS app. For users, this is quite convenient because it gives them the chance to use other messaging apps besides the one that came pre-installed on their device. It's no secret that some texting apps work better than others on specific devices. This is why being able to change and test out other messaging apps is essential.
In the following VisiHow guide, we're going to go through the steps for setting the default SMS app on both Android Oreo and Android Nougat. For this article, we used a Google Pixel and a Samsung Galaxy S8.
Set Default SMS App on Android Oreo
Set Default Texting App on Android Nougat
Change Default SMS App from Android Messages on Oreo
Tips, Tricks, and Warnings
- Always archive or backup your text messages when installing and trying out different SMS apps.
- Test out a few SMS apps until you find one that works the best for your device.