Samsung dropped its own messages app and adopted Google Messages. While Google Messages boasts outstanding features, it doesn’t match the OneUI look. Hence, Google Messages is now being redesigned specially for Samsung smartphones. It will get an OneUI inspired design. Some people have already started receiving it, while others have to wait a bit more.
Google Messages Redesigned OneUI 3.1 and above
The report comes from XDADevlopers which claims that Google Messages is getting a redesign for OneUI 3.1 and above. Newer Samsung devices have already received the new Google Messages. Some users of the flagship Galaxy S21 and S20 users have said that they received the new update. Although, the makeover is not only limited to flagship users. It was also spotted on cheaper Galaxy F65 and A52 devices.
The new design of Google Messages makes it look like a native Samsung app. It looks like any other stock Samsung application. The header has a huge app name followed by the number of unread messages. On the bottom, there is a search bar that helps you search through messages easily. It actually looks great as it matches with the OneUI’s skin.
Version 7.9.051 is said to have the redesign however it was also seen on other versions of the app. It could be a server-side update, but you can still try updating to the latest Google Messages from PlayStore.