Google Messages with Gemini AI APK Download

Following the success of Open AI’s ChatGPT, many companies are now implementing their own AI chatbots. Google released Gemini, formerly called Bard, which is essentially an alternative to ChatGPT with more functionalities like image generation, file upload including images and documents, and even video upload using Gemini 1.5 or later.

Google is gradually integrating Gemini AI into its suite of apps and services, spanning from Gmail and Google Docs to its latest addition, Google Messages. Additionally, users have the option to swap out Google Assistant with Gemini AI on any Android device.

Yes, Gemini chatbot is available right into Google Messages which will help users in drafting messages, brainstorming ideas, plan events, or simply have a fun conversation.

Once you get the Gemini popup, you should be greeted with the following message:

You can chat with Gemini in the Google Messages app to draft messages, brainstorm ideas, plan events, or simply have a fun conversation.

Requirements to enable Gemini on Google Messages

According to sources, beta testers of Google Messages in the United States are currently receiving Gemini AI popup, considering they meet all the requirements listed below:

  • An eligible Android phone:
    • Pixel 6 or later
    • Pixel Fold
    • Samsung Galaxy S22 or later
    • Samsung Galaxy Z Flip or Z Fold
  • Your phone’s language set to a supported language:
  • The latest version of Google Messages beta. Get it from below.
  • A personal Google Account that you manage on your own.
    • You can’t use Gemini in Google Messages with a Google Account managed by Family Link or with a Google Workspace account.
  • Be 18 or over.
  • RCS chats turned on.

RCS (Rich Communication Services) can be enabled under the Settings > Chat feature.

Important: Google notes that Chats with Gemini aren’t end-to-end encrypted.

Download Google Messages APK with Gemini AI

Here, download the latest Google Messages APK to get the new icon. The new update comes with the Messages Beta build Messages 20240321_01_RC00 or later beta version.

You can either become a Google Message Beta tester or download the APK from below.

  1. Sign up as a beta tester for Google Messages Beta APK.
  2. Download Google Messages APK v20240321 from Play Store or later.
  3. The first launch screen will give you the option to connect your Google account.

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Download Google Messages for Web or the Desktop Client.

How to start a chat with Gemini in Google Messages?

Note: Check for this icon to confirm you have Gemini in Messages JERhwAzIFsHCuC2TaiduRPu9MmrSQsuSG9qC

  1. On your Android phone, make sure you have the latest Google Messages update, beta preferred.
  2. Tap the chat with Gemini, or tap Start chat and then Gemini.
  3. For the first time, follow any on-screen instructions.
  4. Enter your question or prompt.
  5. Optionally, to add a photo to your prompt, tap Show attach media screen 
  6. Tap top Send message JERhwAzIFsHCuC2TaiduRPu9MmrSQsuSG9qC.

Tip: You can also use extensions in your chat with Gemini in Google Messages. Learn more about extensions and how to turn them on or off.

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