Download: Messenger Can Now Manage SMS Stored On SIM

Google's Messenger app is widely popular for many reasons, not the least of which is the ability to customize it with different colored themes, but recently Google has started rolling out the latest update to Messenger that adds in a feature which some users are sure to appreciate. The new feature is a message management tool for messages that users have stored on the SIM card. You might be thinking that this is not going to be of much use to you, and in many cases, you'd be right as you probably don't store messages on your SIM card, but, there are users who still do this and the new management feature will allow them to better initiate a couple of functions.

If you happen to be a Messenger user who also stores SMS messages on the SIM, following the most recent update you'll have the ability to utilize two new options with this tool. Users will be able to view the list of messages which are stored on the SIM at the time, and they will be able to delete those messages off of the SIM card, but there are no options to copy and paste or completely move those messages to internal phone storage or some other location.

This isn't a huge list of changes for an update, which is usually expected of apps once an update rolls through to users, but sometimes it's the little things that count and perhaps this will count on quite a huge scale to a handful of users. Although this update is fairly small and doesn't include a whole lot, it's possible that Google wanted to make this feature available to users who may be using Messenger on phones with less storage. Back In February, Google pushed an update to Messenger that was suggesting, or hinting, that Marshmallow would be making its way to Android Wear devices, and towards the end of last year, a Messenger update introduced the support for Android 6.0 Marshmallow's direct share option. If you want to get your hands on this version of the app so you can manage any messages stored on the SIM, you can grab the apk from the button below.

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