In the release of Android 5.0, Google introduced a new SMS app. During KitKat Google took out the stock SMS to make way for Hangouts’ SMS integration, but now it’s back. The app is quite simply just an SMS application with just a few extra features. Oh, and material design. Let’s not forget the material design. Here is Google’s full feature list
- Faster sharing: Select or take pictures and videos directly from the app and share easily. You can even send audio messages to your contacts.
- Easy search: Search through contacts and conversation threads to find exactly what you are looking for.
- Purposeful design: New, fluid, material design that is intuitive and delightful.
- More control: Ability to block SMS senders. No interruptions when you don’t want them!
- More features: audio messages, emoji support