Set Default Messaging App - The all new HTC One® (M8)

There are three text messaging apps pre-installed on this device:

  • Messages (default app)
  • Message+
  • HangoutsTM

Here's how the notifications for these apps appear:

  • Messages (default app) Stock messaging icon
  • Message+ Verizon Messages icon
  • Hangouts Hangouts icon

To switch messaging apps:

  1. From a Home screen, tap Apps Apps icon (located at the bottom).
  2. Select one of the following:
    Note If unavailable, tap the dropdown menu Applications dropdown menu icon (located in the upper left) then tap Alphabetical. If still unavailable, refer to Manage App Icons.
  3. Select one of the following:
    • Message+
    • Hangouts
    • Messages
  4. If prompted to "Change messaging app?" tap YES.