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    Anyone else notice how slow and cumbersome it is? I normally use Textra but that was saying my texts weren't sending even though friends were texting back. So I'm back to using the stock app and it's so slow. What messaging apps are you all using?

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    I haven't had any problem with the stock app. What slowness are you experiencing? Do you mean it takes a long time to send or a long time to open or something else? I don't experience slowness anyplace that I've noticed when using the stock app.
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    Thanks for the response. The slowness I'm experiencing is when I open the individual threads and when I'm sending a text. There's noticeable lag.

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    Oh, I don't experience that at all. It's instant for me. I have the same phone as you too - tmo. I was trying to think of anything that may make a difference and I don't know if this affects anything in the messaging app, but I do have all animations turned off, which makes several things on my phone quicker. I have them turned off in the developer settings. But if it's not that, maybe there's something else that starts running on your phone when you open the app that is slowing things down. Did you clear the cache?
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    Yeah, I went ahead and disabled all animations and I noticed overall the phone seemed faster. I think I'll try clearing cache and if that doesn't work I'll try a different texting app. Thanks again.

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    Ok. Cool. Some people on here use Hangouts so you might want to look at that. I have it disabled so I don't have an opinion on how it works for texting.
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    I don't know why I never thought of using hangouts. Thanks!

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    I know you're looking for alternatives, but I actually like the stock app. I haven't had any issues whatsoever.
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    No issue yet with stock app - and though I've got Hangouts on the thing, I query why screw with success (even if it is just a radio button click away from making Hangouts the default message app)...
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    I use ChompSMS. Same developers as textra.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bazza1 View Post
    No issue yet with stock app - and though I've got Hangouts on the thing, I query why screw with success (even if it is just a radio button click away from making Hangouts the default message app)...
    It already is the default for the nexus 5 and tbh I thought I would hate it but quite like it when I had a nexus 5 I prefer it over the stock texting app

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    Been using Hangouts since it came out. Steady improvements & stability have made it worth it.

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    I went back to Textra. After uninstalling and reinstalling my issues are gone. All texts are sending without issues now. Thanks for all the responses.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Evilnut View Post
    Been using Hangouts since it came out. Steady improvements & stability have made it worth it.

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    This is the Note 3 forum. The OP was discussing issues with their Note 3 on the stock messaging app. How can you help in this thread when you're using anything else except a Note 3?
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    Quote Originally Posted by FBA View Post
    This is the Note 3 forum. The OP was discussing issues with their Note 3 on the stock messaging app. How can you help in this thread when you're using anything else except a Note 3?
    Just letting the OP know that Hangouts has been working great for me on the 2 devices I am currently using. FYI, I have used it on 2 other devices with great results also. Providing input such as mine is something that can be valuable to people using all types of devices.

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    Textra drop down pop up is the big winner for me

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    Quote Originally Posted by dragonsamus View Post
    I don't know why I never thought of using hangouts. Thanks!

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    Hangouts is a Google thing isn't it?

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    Hangouts as my default messaging app.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShaggyKids View Post
    Hangouts is a Google thing isn't it?

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    Yes, it's Google. And it can be set as the default messaging app on our phones. I don't use it because I don't want a Google+ profile and it uses that.
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    I've just started using hangouts. Pretty awesome!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jpr View Post
    Yes, it's Google. And it can be set as the default messaging app on our phones. I don't use it because I don't want a Google+ profile and it uses that.
    That's why I wanted to know. I don't want that either. Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dragonsamus View Post
    Anyone else notice how slow and cumbersome it is? I normally use Textra but that was saying my texts weren't sending even though friends were texting back. So I'm back to using the stock app and it's so slow. What messaging apps are you all using?

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    Are you using Wi-Fi calling?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShaggyKids View Post
    That's why I wanted to know. I don't want that either. Thanks!

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    I don't have a Google plus profile. It uses my email and it's an sms. Someone please correct me if I'm wrong.

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    Proof you don't use a Google plus account. I've been using it strictly for sms. I love it.

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    Ya, the only issue is that without a Google + profile, you can't add a picture. I hate Google +. Complete invasion of privacy...
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