Google Updates Messages app to fix errors that broke search functionality [APK Download]
Some of you have recently encountered an annoying bug in Google's SMS app Messages (previous Android messages), so the search function would no longer work – ironically when your Business is primarily known as a search engine. Fortunately, a fix has now been released and the problem should no longer be presented. “/>
Hello @Google Thanks for updating your operating system #Pixel So now I can not search my text messages by anything but the people in the conversation. It was better when I could search the messages for any word in a message.
1; DaRealMG (@DaRealMG) December 2, 2018
Artem was the first warning to the bug of the above tweet from @DaRealMG and he was able to reproduce the bug himself. A googler responded to that thread and a message help forum also posted the detailed issue. Just a week or so after finding out, Google has already prepared an update with a fix. According to Googles on the forum:
3.8.043 is the version that fixes this, and it should be available to you now.
We can confirm that this version really resolves the search problem and everything should be normal again (see above) as long as you have the latest update. Check out the Play Store to see if you can install it from there or download it from APK Mirror instead if you do not want to wait.