The following description comes from the Google Play Store description of the app:Android Messages makes it easy to communicate with anyone by using SMS, MMS, and more. Stay in touch with friends and family, send group texts, and share your favorite pictures, videos, audio messages.
|Change network connectivity||Allows applications to change network connectivity state.||It appears this app uses this data for internal use within the app's functionality|
|Full network access||Can access the internet||It appears this app uses this data for internal use within the app's functionality|
|Send sms messages||Can send SMS messages||Internal|
|Read phone status and identity||Can read phone's current state information like in-phone call, phone signal, carrier, device ID, and phone number||Internal|
|Record audio||Can record audio through microphone on device||Internal|
|Take pictures and videos||Can use camera or flashlight on the phone||Internal|
|Read your contacts||Can read user's contact list (phone book) and phone call history||Internal|
|Receive text messages (sms)||Can receive SMS messages||Not analyzed yet|
|Edit your text messages (sms or mms)||Allows the app to write to SMS messages stored on your tablet or SIM card. Malicious apps may delete your messages.||Not analyzed yet|
|Precise location (gps and network-based)||Can use user's precise location||Not analyzed yet|
|Read your text messages (sms or mms)||Can read SMS messages||Not analyzed yet|
|Approximate location (network-based)||Can use user's approximate location||Not analyzed yet|
|Directly call phone numbers||Can call phone numbers||Not analyzed yet|
|Modify or delete the contents of your usb storage||Can write to your phone's USB storage||Not analyzed yet|
|Read your own contact card||Allows the app to read personal profile information stored on your device, such as your name and contact information. This means the app can identify you and may send your profile information to others.||Not analyzed yet|
|Modify your contacts||Can edit contacts on device||Not analyzed yet|
|Receive text messages (mms)||Allows an application to monitor incoming MMS messages.||Not analyzed yet|
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