Android Messages received an update earlier this week with offers such as a dark mode and a Smart Reply function. Although the update was not yet completed by a wider rollout, Google has suddenly completely reversed the entire experience. Instead of pushing a new update via Google Play to retrieve the old Messaging app, the search giant apparently opted for a server-side update to completely dispose of the new features. The company also reduced the dated interface that was replaced by Material Theme elements in the latest version.
As noted by a Reddit user, the Android Messaging app suddenly went back to the pre-update experience. "I updated the Messaging app earlier today and put it in dark mode, but when I opened the app a few minutes ago, it burst and I no longer have the dark mode option [sic]," the user wrote a message from Reddit.  We were able to detect the change on one of our devices with Android 8.1 Oreo on which we tested the update earlier this week. Interestingly, we have not installed a new version of Android messages from Google Play. However, the changes happened unexpectedly when we visited the app after seeing the Reddit post. The Messaging app interface went back to its previous form and left out the Material Theme elements, as well as features such as the dark mode and Smart Reply, making it a strong competitor of Facebook Messenger and manufacturer's own message apps. such as OnePlus and Samsung. 19659002] Google has not disclosed any details about the reversal. However, it is safe to say that the recent changes quickly return to Android Messages. There may be a number of bugs that caused the rollback.
We have contacted Google for the sake of clarity on development and will update this space accordingly after receiving an official reply.