Texty for Google Messages

Release Notes

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Texty is a fully native app, custom built to integrate Google Messages into the macOS ecosystem. Quickly see all conversations (including RDS, SMS and MMS), know how many unread messages are waiting, reply to a message right in Notification Center and more.

It feels so natural it feels like it shipped as a part of macOS.

System Compatibility Notes

The latest version is Texty 1.1.3 which requires the following:

Intel: macOS 10.14 or higher
Apple Silicon: macOS 11 or higher


Texty 1.1.3

July 12, 2021

  • [Fixed] Issue where a change in Google Messages prevented the sender's name from showing in a notification. It now shows the name again if it's available, instead of only the phone number.

Texty 1.1.2

July 9, 2021

  • [New] The download buttons will now save images and videos to the Downloads folder. This feature requires macOS 11.3 or higher.
  • [Fixed] If the network connection is interrupted, Texty no longer tries to get the user's attention by bouncing the dock icon.
  • [Fixed] Issue where the window may have been blank if there was no Internet connection.*

Texty 1.1.1

May 20, 2021

  • [New] Added beta support for Google Fi accounts.
  • [New] Added menu item to easily close the window with Cmd-W.
  • [New] Added ability to right click in the text fields.
  • [New] Added spell check for the text fields.
  • [Fixed] Issue where the notifications may have shown the phone number instead of the contact's name.

Texty 1.1

March 19, 2021

  • [New] Added French, Spanish, Italian, German, Russian, Japanese and Chinese Simplified translations.
  • [New] Added Internet Access Policy for Little Snitch that describes every possible Internet connection Texty can make.
  • [Fixed] Minor issues related to purchasing a subscription.

Texty 1.0

February 19, 2021

  • [New] Initial release!