Can you still message someone on Messenger if you unfriend them on Facebook?

Google has created a lot of different messaging apps over the last few years, each with their own audience and function. Some have been more successful than others.
That’s why we’ve seen Google launch standalone versions of apps like Allo, Duo and Hangouts that you can download directly to your phone. They’re separate from the main Google app (which itself has undergone some major changes).
Yes, it can be a little confusing keeping track of all these new chat services from Google... especially if you share an address book with friends who use Facebook. Because many people use both Facebook and Google simultaneously.
In this article, we explain how all these different chat services work together — as well as how they don’t — so you can choose which one is best for you.

Topic Index
  1. Google Messenger: The Basics
  2. Google Hangouts
    1. Google Allo: SMS Integration and Chatbots
    2. Google Messenger for Android and iOS
    3. Google Duo: Video Calling
    4. Google Hangouts for Android and iOS
    5. Facebook Messenger

Google Messenger: The Basics

Google Messenger is the default messaging app that comes installed on many Android devices. You can also download it from the App store.

You can use it to send text, photos, videos and voice messages to people who are in your phone book, or who are on Google accounts. However, you won’t be able to send/receive messages from people using only a Facebook account.

You can also use it to start a video call with Google Duo. If you want to send/receive SMS messages, you can use it to replace the default SMS app on your device. However, if you’re on an iPhone, you can only replace the stock Messages app with this one. Even if you use an Android device, you may want to keep the main Google app on your home screen for other Google services.

Google Hangouts

Google Hangouts is a multi-functional app that you can download from the Google app store. You can use it to send/receive all types of messages, including SMS and MMS from people who use your Google account. You can also use it to start video calls with others.

When it was first released, it was intended to be a combination of several apps (like Google Voice and Google Plus). Now, it’s mainly a messaging and video call app for your Android or iOS device.
While it does have some great features — like the ability to make video calls with up to 10 people — it’s not as popular as some of Google’s other messaging apps. This may be because it was designed to integrate with other Google apps, like Google Calendar and Google Plus.

Google Allo: SMS Integration and Chatbots

Google has recently released a new messaging app called Allo. It’s a messaging app that lets you send text, photos and stickers to other people who have the app. You can also start a video call with the app with just a few clicks.
Allo also lets you send messages to people who use only their phone number and the default SMS app. When you do this, your conversation will both appear in the app and as an SMS message. This is a very convenient feature, but it’s also controversial.
Allo also has an extra feature that lets you message a Chatbot, which can do things like play games, tell you jokes and do basic information searches. You can also use a Chatbot to help you plan your day, send you weather reports and more.
Because Allo is a new app, it may not be as popular as some of Google’s other messaging apps. This could change as time goes on, but for now, it may not be the best choice for everyone.

Google Messenger for Android and iOS

Google Messenger for Android and iOS is a separate app that you can download from the App store. You can use it to send text messages to people who have the app installed. You can also call people with the app installed, as well as use an incognito mode for privacy.
However, it does not support receiving or sending SMS/MMS messages. This app is best for people who have friends who use only their Google account — or even no account at all — to communicate with each other.
It’s also handy if you want to leave the main Google app on your home screen but still have the Messenger app installed for quick messaging.

Google Duo: Video Calling

Google Duo is another app that you can download from the Google app store. It lets you make video calls with friends and family who have the app installed.
Duo is similar to other video calling apps like FaceTime, but one major difference is that Duo is designed to be used as a one-to-one call. Other apps let you call multiple people at once.
Duo also has end-to-end encryption, which means that your call is fully secure. This is great for people who want to make sure that their call can’t be intercepted by malicious parties or hackers.
This app is available for both Android and iOS devices.

Google Hangouts for Android and iOS

Google Hangouts is a fully featured messaging app that is available for both Android and iOS devices. It also works in a desktop browser for computers. You can use it to send text messages, photos, voice messages and even make video calls with up to 10 people.
It also shows you when others are typing, displays emoji, lets you make phone calls, uses screen-sharing and integrates with your calendar.
This makes it a great app for anyone who wants to replace many of their apps with one multi-functional app.
It’s also helpful for people who want to make sure they can reach their friends and family regardless of what device they’re using.

Facebook Messenger

Facebook Messenger is a standalone app that you can download from the App store. It’s a fully featured messaging app that also lets you make video calls with friends and family who have the app installed.
This app is very popular with people who use Facebook. Since it’s owned by Facebook, there’s no reason not to use it.

There are a few key differences between Facebook Messenger and Google Messenger. One is that you can’t make phone calls through Facebook Messenger. Another is that you can’t use it to send SMS/MMS messages.

Google has a lot of different messaging apps, each of which is best for a different situation. If you want to keep your address book as clear as possible, Google Messenger may be worth installing. If you want to make video calls with a large group of people, you may want to use Google Hangouts.

If you want to send and receive SMS messages, Facebook Messenger may be the best choice. And, if you want a fully functional all-in-one app that can help you with almost everything, Google Hangouts may be the best option.

Now, it’s up to you to decide which app is best for you.

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