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    Default Best SMS MMS App to Replace "Hangouts"

    I would like your input on the best sms, mms app to replace Hangouts. After struggling with this app since it's arrival on my Nexus 5, I have decided to switch rather than fight. This weekend I received a MMS (Hangout) from my daughter with a couple of pictures of my granddaughter at Disneyland. I tapped on them, but nothing would happen. It didn't come up in Gallery and if I long pressed it brought up the option to (Forward, Details or Delete) it couldn't be swiped in any direction, it could not be saved, if you tried to forward them it said they were attached, but they were not. I could go on and on about the total disaster this app is. I thought perhaps it was my inexperience (not totally eliminating this possibility), but today I went to the Google support page for Hangouts to ask a couple of questions. It ain't just me. This particular app seems to be what Apple Maps was when it debuted. A tip of the cap to those of you who are making this app work for you. Could someone recommend a messaging app for me that doesn't require everyone I text to have the same app. I want technology to make my life easier. Hangouts isn't it for me.
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    Default Re: Best SMS MMS App to Replace "Hangouts"

    I'm a fan of ChompSMS.
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    Default Re: Best SMS MMS App to Replace "Hangouts"

    u can download pix by tapping on the picture so it will go full screen, then there is the 3 dot menu at the top right hand corner to save pix.
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    Default Re: Best SMS MMS App to Replace "Hangouts"

    Yes, I did that. As I described, I couldn't get to that menu. It didn't open in Gallery or Photos. It wouldn't do anything. If I swiped down from the top it just showed the hangouts logo. Thanks for your reply.
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    Default Re: Best SMS MMS App to Replace "Hangouts"

    Textra

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    Default Re: Best SMS MMS App to Replace "Hangouts"

    8sms for stock based texting, or textra if you want more features.
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    Default Re: Best SMS MMS App to Replace "Hangouts"

    I have been very happy with Textra so far.
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    Default Re: Best SMS MMS App to Replace "Hangouts"

    If you're looking for an uncomplicated messenger, my vote is for 8sms. Rock solid and easy to use.
    Last edited by TenderTendon; 03-09-2014 at 10:41 PM.
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    Default Re: Best SMS MMS App to Replace "Hangouts"

    Textra
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    Default Re: Best SMS MMS App to Replace "Hangouts"

    Textra for me as well.
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    Default Re: Best SMS MMS App to Replace "Hangouts"

    Thank you all. I've downloaded Textra and made note of the others.
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    Default Re: Best SMS MMS App to Replace "Hangouts"

    Thanks to all. I've downloaded Textra, hope it's what I'm looking for.
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    Default Re: Best SMS MMS App to Replace "Hangouts"

    I was in the same boat as you. I wanted to like using Hangouts, but just couldn't for whatever reason. Ended up going with 8sms.

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    Default Re: Best SMS MMS App to Replace "Hangouts"

    I've always used Handcent. Though have not installed it on my N5. A lot of people have been using Textra, which try sometime.

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    Default Re: Best SMS MMS App to Replace "Hangouts"

    I like Textra, but I use Chomp SMS because I can schedule messages. They are both by the same devs, so maybe they will add scheduling to Textra.
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    I like textra. Thanks everyone.

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    Default Re: Best SMS MMS App to Replace "Hangouts"

    I've been using Textra but have been thinking about switching back to Hangouts. I like the ability to do quick replies with Textra, but I like the interface/UI of Hangouts better.

    Also, other people you text with don't have to have Hangouts anymore. With the update to Hangouts, it's now an SMS app too. Also, I've never had issues with opening pics with the Hangouts app.

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    Just switched to Textra, thanks! I'll just use G Hangouts for video calls and chat
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    Default Re: Best SMS MMS App to Replace "Hangouts"

    I alternate between Evolve SMS and Sliding Messaging Pro every few months. Beautiful user interfaces and they just work everytime for me
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    Default Re: Best SMS MMS App to Replace "Hangouts"

    Although, I'm not a huge fan of third party sms/mms apps, I've chosen Textra as my default, based on customizations and ability to have different texting tones for individuals.
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    Default Re: Best SMS MMS App to Replace "Hangouts"

    I've been bouncing around between apps, and right now I'm using Hello SMS. Nice clean interface, but pretty simple. I was using Textra, but was having some issues with MMS handling. I actually really like Hangouts as an SMS client, but its handling of MMS is pretty awful.
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    Default Re: Best SMS MMS App to Replace "Hangouts"

    I've changed my SMS app like 85 times.......lol

    I'm currently using 8sms right now and I'm happy with it
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