Why are my texts different colors android? Here’s why

Opening the message app on your android phone, sending a text message and suddenly you noticed a different you noticed that the texts are different in color.

This got you confused?

You shouldn’t be at all cause many people are looking to have this feature on their Android phone and you are very opportuned to see it.

Why are my texts different colors android?

This is because rcs chat feature is enabled and used in sending messages on android phone. This is applicable to all android phones like Samsung, Google pixel, xiaomi, etc.

Since 2020, rcs message feature was introduced on android by Google on the Google messages app and ever since then samsung followed suite. Right now on android phones we have the normal text message and the rcs chat feature.

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If you are new to rcs chat feature let me explain that to you.

What is rcs chat feature?

Rcs chat feature is an instant messaging service just like the imessage, which is used to send messages, documents, pictures and videos from one android phone to another.

The rcs chat feature wore exactly like the imessage or I will say whatsapp incase you haven’t used the imessage. That is to say the rcs chat feature uses internet connection instead of Wi-Fi in sending messages, files, pictures, videos, etc from one android phone to another.

You will know when someone is chatting and when the person has read your sent message.

The best part is that rcs chat feature doesn’t compress pictures and videos like whatsapp, though it has a limit which is 100mb for both videos and pictures.

One of the major disadvantages is that as at this moment of writing this article, rcs chat feature isn’t available worldwide though by next year it should be available to all android users notwithstanding the location.

Why are my texts different colors on android?

The reason why texts are different colors on android is simply because of chat feature which are different from the normal sms text message on android phone.

Using the Google messages as an example, the normal text message is light blue in color, while the rcs chat feature is deep blue in color. You will see this only if you have enable and set up the rcs chat feature on your android phone.

Why are my texts different colors android

If you happens to send both an sms text message and the rcs chat message to a particular contact on your android phone, both messages will appear in the same message body for the contact.

The only difference is that one will be light blue (normal sms text message), while the other will be deep blue or navy blue i will say (rcs chat).

This solves your question on why are my texts different colors android. Once again it simply because of the rcs chat feature and once you have internet connection and with the recipient having rcs chat enabled on his or her Android phone, messages will be sent using the rcs chat.

Sometimes if you want to send sms text message to another android phone user, you will end up sending rcs chat message instead.

This is based on my observation and I really love it cause it will help to save minutes or texting plan.

Why are some of my messages blue and some green on Android?

This is typical case in samsung phones when the chat message feature is enabled. The green message color signifies sms text message, while the blue message signify the rcs chat message.

You shouldn’t be worried as to why are my texts different colors android cause you are very lucky to have the rcs chat on your android phone. The feature is very limited to few cellular network service and countries and is not available in most part of the world.

How to set up rcs chat on android

This will be helpful to you if you don’t know about rcs chat or yet to set it up on your android phone. There’s no harm in trying, so kindly follow the below tutorial and see if it is available in your region.

I’m starting with samsung rcs chat feature.


  • Open the Messages app on your Samsung phone.
  • Tap the three-dot overflow menu button at the top of your conversations.
  • Select Settings from the drop-down menu.
  • Tap on Chat Settings within the next Settings panel.
  • Once you have entered the Chat Settings, you are presented with more options to tinker with. Here’s a breakdown of the different toggles:


First, you have to download and install the Google messages app from the Google play store.

  • Open the Google Messages app on your phone.
  • Tap the three-dot menu button in the top right-hand corner.
  • Select Settings.
  • At the top of the Settings panel, tap Chat Features.
  • Enter your phone number.
  • Tap Continue.

After you have entered your phone number and tapped Continue, that’s all you will have to do. The Chat Features menu will show “Setting up” Under Status, but this will only take a few moments. When the Status changes to Connected you can take advantage of RCS features in Google’s messaging app.

What color are text messages on Android

This differs from phone brand as some are light blue in color, white, green, gray, black  etc. As we have different android phone manufacturers, they all offer different text message color.

But rember that rcs chat message on android is deep blue in color or navy blue i will say.

Why did my text messages turn from blue to green am I blocked?

Text messages turning from blue to green simply means that the text message was sent as sms text message which requires an active cellular network service.

When sent message shows blue color, then you should know that the message was sent as an imessage for ios or rcs chat feature for android which uses the internet like Wi-Fi or cellular data.

What do blue text messages mean Samsung?

On samsung, blue text messages simply mean rcs chat feature which uses the internet and is similar to the imessage on ios devices.

Once you have enabled the rcs chat feature on your samsung phone, you can send pictures, videos, documents, messages, from your android phone to another android phone that enabled the rcs chat feature on it’s mobile phone.

This is all I have to explain the question of why are my texts different colors android. So you shouldn’t be bothered at all because blue messages simply mean rcs chat feature which requires internet connection like Wi-Fi or cellular data to work.

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1 thought on “Why are my texts different colors android? Here’s why”

  1. THANK YOU!!!! Gesh finally! A CLEAR answer!! No 27 pages of ALMOST answering the question and then going on to something else, clear simple clean this is why these are what the colors mean. Thank you so much for this article thank you so much for answering my question.

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