Install Verizon Messages - Android™ Smartphone

Note Ensure your apps are up to date as the following steps apply to the most recent version.

  1. From the Home screen, swipe up to access the apps screen.
    Note If necessary, tap the Apps icon.
  2. Tap Play Store.
  3. Enter Verizon Messages in the search field (at the top).
  4. Tap Verizon Messages.
  5. Tap Install / Update.
    Note If prompted, tap Continue.
  6. Tap Open.
  7. From the 'Message+ will now request permission' prompt, tap OK.
  8. If prompted with the following, tap Allow:
    • Allow Message+ to access your contacts
    • Allow Message+ to make and manage phone calls
    • Allow Message+ to send and view SMS messages
  9. From the 'Change messaging app?' prompt, tap YES to set Message+ as the default messaging app.
  10. Tap Start Messaging.
  11. From the 'Welcome' screen, tap one of the following:
    • NO, I DON'T WANT A PUBLIC PROFILE
    • YES, I WANT A PUBLIC PROFILE
      Note Enter a name and avatar that all Message+ users will be able to view then tap Save (upper-right).
  12. From the 'What's New?' screen, tap the X (upper-right).
  13. From the 'Confirm' screen, tap one of the following:
    • Don't Restore
    • Restore Messages

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