If you aren't a fan of the default Android messaging app, there are plenty of options on the Google Play store that you can choose from. One of those options is Textra SMS and the app was recently updated again. The latest update brings the app to version 2.4 and adds in a handful of new features.
One of the big new features that the 2.4 update adds in is full support for Google Wear. Users of Google Wear devices can now reply, mark as read, and call from their device. Floating notifications now show full text on the lock screen.
Another helpful update is the ability to choose vCard or text for sharing contact information in the + panel. Search in the app received an improved user interface. Scrolling performance in conversation bubbles was also improved in the update along with various bug fixes.
This marks the fifth update for the app this month. Users that haven't updated the app in a while have lots of new stuff to check out. Textra SMS is 3MB in size and requires Android 4.0.3 or higher to operate.