More Android Phones Are Getting Gemini in Messages

More Android Phones Are Getting Gemini in Messages

Google is finally expanding the number of Android phones that can access Gemini through Google Messages. Previously, the feature was only available on certain Pixel devices, as well as Samsung Galaxy devices including foldables and the Galaxy S22 and beyond.

Now, Google has updated its help pages to indicate that the feature is finally available on a wider selection of Android phones, though there are still a few important requirements that you’ll need to meet first.

Most importantly, you’ll need to have an Android device with 6GB or more RAM. This, unfortunately, rules out some of the cheaper options out there. However, considering that many mid-range devices have 6GB to 8GB of RAM these days, it should hopefully put Gemini in a lot more hands. Additionally, Google says that you will need to be 18 or older and have RCS messaging turned on.

You’ll also need to be logged into the latest version of Messages with a personal account that isn’t managed by Family Link or a Google Workspace account, and be in one of the 165 countries that Gemini supports.

If you meet these requirements, you should then be able to take advantage of Google-powered AI directly in your Android phone’s messaging app.

How to use Gemini in Google Messages

Using Gemini in Messages is a lot like talking to your friends. If this is your first time talking to Gemini in Messages, just open the Messages app, tap Start Chat, and choose Gemini as the recipient. If you have started a chat before, simply tap on the chat to continue it.

With the chat open, you can begin sending requests and asking questions of the AI-powered chat bot. Gemini in Messages works very similarly to how it does on the web, so don’t be afraid to experiment with its various capabilities.

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