Messages App from Google Installed half a billion Times. The messaging app from Google for Android has been installed more than half a billion times by users.
It is according to statistics in the Play Store.
The messaging app is installed as standard on the Pixel phones from Google itself and devices with Android One.
Users of other devices can download and install the app from the Play Store.
The app enables users to send and receive text messages.
Phone manufacturers with a modified version of Android can also choose to install the app on phones as standard.
Huawei, Motorola and LG, among others.
On phones from other companies, a custom app from the company is often installed.
The new milestone shows that the Google chat app is still a popular option.