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  1. gtgirl88's Avatar
    my fiance and i had iphones and everytime we replied to a group message it would reply to everyone. i hated that.. people that we didnt even know were asking who we were.. i am all for getting messages back individually.
    11-09-2012 03:39 PM
  2. Ouzo92's Avatar
    The only problem I had with the stock app was the group messaging.... Sending to multiple people was never an issue, the issue was when anybody replied back it showed up as a new text and lost the group thread. Happened every single time but never happens with GO SMS. I was a bit surprised since the Rezound I came from treated group texts just like the iPhone does (must be the way HTC made the app in sense).

    But, like others have said 3rd party apps work perfectly. I prefer GO SMS because it works perfectly and looks very nice too
    I've never had the need for a third party app for texting,I too came from a Rezound... do I need uninstall the stock app or adjust any other settings to prevent duplication? The group messaging issue annoys the hell out of me.

    Sent from my ASUS Transformer Pad TF300T using Android Central Forums
    11-14-2012 07:58 PM
  3. sloan31's Avatar
    I've never had the need for a third party app for texting,I too came from a Rezound... do I need uninstall the stock app or adjust any other settings to prevent duplication? The group messaging issue annoys the hell out of me.

    Sent from my ASUS Transformer Pad TF300T using Android Central Forums
    Just disable notifications in the stock app
    Ouzo92 and Murphy5111 like this.
    11-14-2012 08:12 PM
  4. cackie1995's Avatar
    How do you get group messaging on that app?? I can't figure out how to group chat with people who have apple phones.
    12-18-2012 09:40 AM
  5. deputydog95's Avatar
    I know this isn't terribly helpful, but I recently switched to the note which has jelly bean, and the stock messaging app works perfectly for group texts. Even with apple users. All the pics are mms which means you can pinch and zoom, but I'll take it. Nice and simple. Most importantly, it works....
    12-18-2012 09:54 AM
  6. paintdrinkingpete's Avatar
    my fiance and i had iphones and everytime we replied to a group message it would reply to everyone. i hated that.. people that we didnt even know were asking who we were.. i am all for getting messages back individually.
    I feel the same way -- if you really want to do a "group discussion", just use email or a chat medium that better supports it. For one, even if I don't know every person in the thread, it at least helps to have them identified (and attached to thread) so I'm not getting weird responses from "some phone number". It also used to annoy me that iPhone users would sent out these group texts, almost assuming that EVERYONE else also had an iPhone and/or not realizing that it didn't make sense to all recipients who would start getting random texts incoming as part of the thread (although that is better now that more devices support the feature).

    I'm sure I already mentioned it in this thread, but that's why I switched to the Verizon Messaging app. It works well, the UI isn't too overwhelming (and is a bit nicer than the stock app, IMO), and it supports the group texts that so many people insist on using. What is nice is that if you want to sent to multiple recipients, you have the option of sending individual messages, or using the group feature -- same when sending replies within an already started group thread.
    randomdude likes this.
    12-18-2012 10:03 AM
  7. Brandon LeBlanc's Avatar
    So Sloan, here is my problem. I am using Go SMS Pro. When I check the "MMS Group Chat" under Send Settings attempts to send to iPhone users time out. When I uncheck it they send through, but the responses come in as separate responses. I am on a galaxy SII running 4.0.4
    01-03-2013 01:19 PM
  8. sloan31's Avatar
    Sorry Brandon, I've never run into that problem...don't know what to tell you. You could try clearing the app data and try again. You may also want to try another app like Handcent, I've heard some people have had success with that as well.
    01-03-2013 01:53 PM
  9. randomdude's Avatar
    the verizon messaging app has worked great on this phone since i bought it back in october. they have updated the UI so it's easier to use and more aesthetically pleasing.
    01-03-2013 02:01 PM
  10. Michael Vaughan's Avatar
    I'm using Verizon messages, yet when I try to send a group message it just hangs at sending for 10 mins before it fails, im using a HTC EVO 3d
    01-04-2013 11:53 AM
  11. lime tribe's Avatar
    Sprint Galaxy S3 Handcent

    I think I have FINALLY gotten group messaging down on Handcent here are my settings
    From the main menu thread hit menu Settings. (from top to bottom)

    APPLICATION SETTINGS
    "Default Messaging application" - All(SMS & MMS)
    "Thread Group Conversation" - checked

    NOTIFICATION SETTINGS
    "Enable popup" - checked
    "Notifications checked" - checked
    "Notify after Download" checked

    On the same screen tap POPUP SETTINGS
    "Quick Popup" - UNCHECKED
    "Screen on for Popup" - checked
    "Mark Read" - checked
    "Blur Background" - checked
    "Auto open onscreen keyboard" - checked
    "Auto adjust for onscreen Keyboard" -checked
    "Smart Links" - checked

    On previous screen tap NOTIFICATION SETTINGS
    "Show notification text" - checked
    "Show unread count" - checked

    On Main Settings screen "Send message settings" **back button twice**
    "Filter mobile contacts" - checked
    "Compatibility check" - checked
    "Auto convert to MMS" - checked
    "If you are using a samsung phone......" - checked (i am so this one may/may not be optional)

    On Main Settings screen RECEIVE MESSAGE SETTINGS
    "Handcent delivery report" - checked
    "Auto Retrieve" - checked
    "Self Check" - checked
    "Auto Download" - checked

    Sorry this is overkill but I got so frustrated getting this to work that I thought I would side on being over thorough.
    ***Disclamer*** - When answering to a group chat from a pop-up message "if you have that enabled" your reply text will only go send to the person that sent it. So only reply to group chat within the actual group chat thread.

    I hope this hasn't been redundant and can help a few folks out.
    cheers
    01-11-2013 09:59 PM
  12. mracorns's Avatar
    Handcent Emoji will fix that problem.

    If you usr the Verizon messages app, it works almost like iMessage. My friends are on iPhones as wekl. The only issue i hsve is when they use smilies, the smilues don't show for me.

    Sent from my SCH-I535 using Android Central Forums
    02-14-2013 10:40 AM
  13. Tiago Moraes's Avatar
    I have the same problem, the stock app is terrible... GO SMS Pro, looks great and works while sending texts but not while receiving them. I like you have a HTC and also am on the Sprint network...
    02-17-2013 06:10 PM
  14. enb123's Avatar
    I use GoSMS with the emoji plug-in and a Galaxy-style theme, and it works perfectly. The only complaint I have is that it's a bit sluggish when people start messaging really quickly. This wasn't a problem on my Motorola Droid X or the Bionic, even on the stock app, so I'm not sure why Samsung didn't build the feature into their own stock app. I read somewhere that Android 4.1 doesn't support group messaging natively, but 4.2 does, so maybe this will be fixed if we get another OS update.
    02-18-2013 05:43 AM
  15. maethlin's Avatar
    Why would you apologize? This is perfect/great/should-be-published-directly-by-handcent.



    Sprint Galaxy S3 Handcent

    I think I have FINALLY gotten group messaging down on Handcent here are my settings
    From the main menu thread hit menu Settings. (from top to bottom)

    APPLICATION SETTINGS
    "Default Messaging application" - All(SMS & MMS)
    "Thread Group Conversation" - checked

    NOTIFICATION SETTINGS
    "Enable popup" - checked
    "Notifications checked" - checked
    "Notify after Download" checked

    On the same screen tap POPUP SETTINGS
    "Quick Popup" - UNCHECKED
    "Screen on for Popup" - checked
    "Mark Read" - checked
    "Blur Background" - checked
    "Auto open onscreen keyboard" - checked
    "Auto adjust for onscreen Keyboard" -checked
    "Smart Links" - checked

    On previous screen tap NOTIFICATION SETTINGS
    "Show notification text" - checked
    "Show unread count" - checked

    On Main Settings screen "Send message settings" **back button twice**
    "Filter mobile contacts" - checked
    "Compatibility check" - checked
    "Auto convert to MMS" - checked
    "If you are using a samsung phone......" - checked (i am so this one may/may not be optional)

    On Main Settings screen RECEIVE MESSAGE SETTINGS
    "Handcent delivery report" - checked
    "Auto Retrieve" - checked
    "Self Check" - checked
    "Auto Download" - checked

    Sorry this is overkill but I got so frustrated getting this to work that I thought I would side on being over thorough.
    ***Disclamer*** - When answering to a group chat from a pop-up message "if you have that enabled" your reply text will only go send to the person that sent it. So only reply to group chat within the actual group chat thread.

    I hope this hasn't been redundant and can help a few folks out.
    cheers
    04-05-2013 01:37 AM
  16. Magnanimity's Avatar
    Handcent's setting is under settings, the VERY LAST SETTING on the list, SCROLLING ALL THE WAY TO THE BOTTOM says: "Thread group conversation" it uses MMS for group messages to do this, and you must set hancent as your default messaging app for it to work. Looks like to me that is an important enough setting to have closer to the top of the list as I've looked for it several times and didn't find it until reading this thread.
    08-14-2014 04:30 PM
  17. amariechav's Avatar
    Ok so I just got a Samsung Galaxy s4 and I like using Verizon Messages which can be downloaded from the Google play store. When you use this app after putting in the names of who you want to send your message to start typing your message. Before sending your message click on the names in the top left corner. You should see a list of the recipient list and under that Recipients reply to> me or group. Click on group and make sure it's highlighted then hit create message at the bottom. Your message should only send once to everyone and you should get everyone's reply on one message. The only thing is you'll also get your own reply but hey its a small price... Hope this helps!
    11-02-2014 10:29 PM
  18. amariechav's Avatar
    I just got a Samsung galaxy s4 and was having trouble with group messaging. I like using Verizon Messages which can be downloaded from the Google play store. When you use this app after putting in the names of who you want to send your message to start typing your message. Before sending your message click on the names in the top left corner. You should see a list of the recipient list and under that Recipients reply to> me or group. Click on group and make sure it's highlighted then hit create message at the bottom. Your message should only send once to everyone and you should get everyone's reply on one message. The only thing is you'll also get your own reply but hey its a small price... Hope this helps!
    11-02-2014 10:36 PM
  19. sloan31's Avatar
    This is old. Current Android phones handle group texts very well in the stock app.
    11-03-2014 12:03 AM
  20. AxlMyk's Avatar
    Not to mention that GOSMS is getting lower ratings since the last update. Why do devs screw up their own programs?

    AC App on SGS3
    11-08-2014 06:51 AM
  21. Vwt47232's Avatar
    I can't read a group text message on my Galaxy S5. I see a block that says download instead of a message. Is there some setting I need to use?
    Ginny
    01-15-2015 06:00 PM
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