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  1. MTerry00's Avatar
    Hello guys. I'm new to the forum. Just bought a HTC one after having an iPhone since the 3g came out.

    Seeing as how this is my first Android, I feel pretty lost. I am trying to figure out how to use group chat and am not having much luck.

    I downloaded GO SMS Pro, and thought that it was working. However, now I can only send texts and photos. When the recipients respond, I don't receive the texts. And the few times I do, it's not in the group chat window, but a separate one.

    I do have MMS Group Chat Enabled. Not sure if I need to remove the stock messaging app, or adjust any other settings.

    Basically I'd like to be able to text and share photos, as well as receive texts in one group chat window. Is this possible with Go SMS or any other app?
    05-24-2013 12:58 AM
  2. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    Hello guys. I'm new to the forum. Just bought a HTC one after having an iPhone since the 3g came out.

    Seeing as how this is my first Android, I feel pretty lost. I am trying to figure out how to use group chat and am not having much luck.

    I downloaded GO SMS Pro, and thought that it was working. However, now I can only send texts and photos. When the recipients respond, I don't receive the texts. And the few times I do, it's not in the group chat window, but a separate one.

    I do have MMS Group Chat Enabled. Not sure if I need to remove the stock messaging app, or adjust any other settings.

    Basically I'd like to be able to text and share photos, as well as receive texts in one group chat window. Is this possible with Go SMS or any other app?
    Welcome to the forums and android. Go sms is an add on for Go launcher. Probably biggest reason it isnt working.

    Sent from my SPH-L710 using Android Central Forums
    05-24-2013 01:01 AM
  3. MTerry00's Avatar
    Welcome to the forums and android. Go sms is an add on for Go launcher. Probably biggest reason it isnt working.

    Sent from my SPH-L710 using Android Central Forums
    Thank you for the quick reply.

    Does that mean Go Launcher is not very reliable?

    Is there another app that would be better?
    05-24-2013 01:04 AM
  4. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    Thank you for the quick reply.

    Does that mean Go Launcher is not very reliable?

    Is there another app that would be better?
    No. A lot of peopke use it. Tge sms us just an optional add on.

    Sent from my SPH-L710 using Android Central Forums
    05-24-2013 01:34 AM
  5. prissysox's Avatar
    You can so group chat in the stock app. No need for 3rd party app. Just go into settings, MMS settings. Enable group messaging.
    Now you can send group messages but if someone else is unable to do group chat thier responses may come back in a separate thread. May. Not always.

    Sent from my HTC One using Android Central Forums
    05-24-2013 07:32 AM
  6. scorpiodsu's Avatar
    Hello guys. I'm new to the forum. Just bought a HTC one after having an iPhone since the 3g came out.

    Seeing as how this is my first Android, I feel pretty lost. I am trying to figure out how to use group chat and am not having much luck.

    I downloaded GO SMS Pro, and thought that it was working. However, now I can only send texts and photos. When the recipients respond, I don't receive the texts. And the few times I do, it's not in the group chat window, but a separate one.

    I do have MMS Group Chat Enabled. Not sure if I need to remove the stock messaging app, or adjust any other settings.

    Basically I'd like to be able to text and share photos, as well as receive texts in one group chat window. Is this possible with Go SMS or any other app?
    Try Handcent. It's better than the stock apps and group chat works fine. After you download the app, you have to download the group chat plugin and then enable group threading in the settings. After that, you're good to go. I was on a chat with about 10 people the other day and worked perfectly.
    05-24-2013 08:17 AM
  7. mtbaird5687@gmail.com's Avatar
    What? You don't have to have Go launcher to use Go SMS Pro.
    05-24-2013 09:07 AM
  8. Dogs OfWar's Avatar
    I recently turned on the group MMS chat in the stock messaging app and have had no problem with incoming and outgoing group messages. The other recipients were iOS iMessage users and everything worked great. I've used GoSMS Pro in the past and it has some nice tricks but the user interface is a bit cartoonish (as are most of the skins) and the app can be buggy at times. So far I'm sticking with the stock app.
    05-24-2013 09:20 AM
  9. MTerry00's Avatar
    I recently turned on the group MMS chat in the stock messaging app and have had no problem with incoming and outgoing group messages. The other recipients were iOS iMessage users and everything worked great. I've used GoSMS Pro in the past and it has some nice tricks but the user interface is a bit cartoonish (as are most of the skins) and the app can be buggy at times. So far I'm sticking with the stock app.
    For some reason, Go SMS Pro isn't working at all. I am receiving no texts when the other participants send messages in their group chat window. I'm pretty sure they (iOS iMessage users) have it setup right, as before I traded my phone it was working fine.

    And when I use the stock messaging app, I can send them in group chat, but I don't receive them in group chat. Each response is received in an individual window.

    I feel like an old man trying to figure out simple settings....
    05-24-2013 09:54 AM
  10. MTerry00's Avatar
    Try Handcent. It's better than the stock apps and group chat works fine. After you download the app, you have to download the group chat plugin and then enable group threading in the settings. After that, you're good to go. I was on a chat with about 10 people the other day and worked perfectly.
    I think I'll try Handcent. Will I need to do anything with the stock messaging app? Delete it or adjust any settings? Or does it matter?
    05-24-2013 10:27 AM
  11. scorpiodsu's Avatar
    I think I'll try Handcent. Will I need to do anything with the stock messaging app? Delete it or adjust any settings? Or does it matter?
    You'd probably just want to turn off notifications for the stock app then that way you don't get duplicate notifications. Some users like to freeze (disable) or remove apps they won't use. I don't recommend removing stock app IF you don't have a backup. And you'll need root and a backup program for that. So don't worry about that for now
    05-24-2013 10:55 AM
  12. Dogs OfWar's Avatar
    For some reason, Go SMS Pro isn't working at all. I am receiving no texts when the other participants send messages in their group chat window. I'm pretty sure they (iOS iMessage users) have it setup right, as before I traded my phone it was working fine.

    And when I use the stock messaging app, I can send them in group chat, but I don't receive them in group chat. Each response is received in an individual window.

    I feel like an old man trying to figure out simple settings....
    I get my group MMS messages in one thread and can send to all recipients from that thread all within the stock app. My MMS settings are:
    Auto-retrieve - Checked
    Priority Normal
    Max message size - 300K
    Group messaging - checked
    Group Messaging phone number - my cell phone number was auto entered here after checking the above.
    05-24-2013 12:01 PM
  13. Saara Baara's Avatar
    Easy. Go settings. Select advance. Click on send& receiving settings. Scroll to the very last option that says MMS group chat. Clicking that option will now keep your incoming and outgoing messaging in 1 thread.
    06-12-2013 11:16 AM
  14. andreamhall's Avatar
    I am having similar issues and am so frustrated. I ditched iPhone 4s for HTC One and cannot receive group messages. I have tried handsense, Gosms and the stock app. I have make sure group message (MMS) is turned on, that auto retrieve is turned on, and have read blogs for hours. Still not receiving group messages. My friends can receive mine but I don't get the responses. PLEASE HELP!
    06-23-2013 09:01 PM
  15. lakaw's Avatar
    You can so group chat in the stock app. No need for 3rd party app. Just go into settings, MMS settings. Enable group messaging.
    Now you can send group messages but if someone else is unable to do group chat thier responses may come back in a separate thread. May. Not always.

    Sent from my HTC One using Android Central Forums
    This is true, but with exceptions...

    Group chat wasn't introduced to the stock Android app until 4.2.x. From my experience, it works perfectly with other Android users using the stock app (with OS ver 4.2.X), works perfectly with iOS, does not work well with Blackberry.
    06-24-2013 06:09 AM
  16. luvsmobile's Avatar
    For group chat I use GroupMe . It does great and the people in your groups do not need the app to send or receive messages once you add them.
    06-24-2013 08:25 AM
  17. stevehsteveh's Avatar
    Have you turned off iMessage on all of your IOS devices. If you haven't you will not receive replies.
    06-24-2013 08:43 AM
  18. BigManNorm's Avatar
    I just called Verizon. they said as long as iphone has imessage on, group chats will not go through to android devices... and I happen to think that's unfair and exclusive. Hope that helps.
    06-25-2013 11:30 AM
  19. mrbootcrm's Avatar
    It sounds like the iMessage bug. You'll need to disable iMessage on that phone number. I can't remember the specifics but there is at least one thread talking about it here. Something about disconnecting iMessage from your phone number through the apple account or something.
    06-25-2013 11:41 AM
  20. nida1203's Avatar
    Make sure you check your settings. In the Native texting application select the menu and Multimedia Messages (MMS), make sure Group Messaging is turned on. This should help.
    06-28-2013 08:56 AM
  21. nida1203's Avatar
    I am having similar issues and am so frustrated. I ditched iPhone 4s for HTC One and cannot receive group messages. I have tried handsense, Gosms and the stock app. I have make sure group message (MMS) is turned on, that auto retrieve is turned on, and have read blogs for hours. Still not receiving group messages. My friends can receive mine but I don't get the responses. PLEASE HELP!
    I have an HTC One as well, with the stock OS. Make sure you check your settings. In the Native texting application select the menu and Multimedia Messages (MMS), make sure Group Messaging is turned on. This should help.
    06-28-2013 08:57 AM
  22. SAMCRO1616's Avatar
    I have tried downloading the Go SMS Pro app and selecting MMS Group Chat and all of the options in-putted above but that did not seem to work. I tried this with my apn settings in-putted and without but neither seemed to work. The iphone users also have their group chat setting option turned on also but still doesn't work. Is it possible my Canadian Network doesn't work? Does anyone seem to know why. My text messages are just sent to the iphone's individually, I am using a Nexus 4 device.
    09-09-2013 07:26 PM
  23. CestMoiRHODZY's Avatar
    please help! i cannot send messages using GO SMS Pro but can receive. whenever I send a message be it short or long, the animated green arrow just keeps on moving and notifications indicate that Messages could not be send and will be sent when system will be availabale my native app works perfectly fine that is why im using it temporarily. how to fix this. please help.
    09-22-2013 09:56 PM
  24. Apiichou's Avatar
    Please anyone can help, I'm not able to find GO SMS Pro setting and deactivate the message vibration. Thanks.
    10-15-2013 05:03 AM
  25. sunny ch's Avatar
    hello
    my Go SMS Pro is not working means there is problem with log in setup my Go SMS Pro is not activated.. i'm receiving messages but can't send
    i'm using Samsung galaxy S any call Korean version. plz help me
    12-09-2013 10:09 AM
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