1. Android Central Question's Avatar
    I recently made the switch and really like the pixel 2. The issue that I have though is on my iphone when I would start a text and type in the contact I was looking for, the app would bring up that person as well as multiple group text threads that the person was part of that I could select from. I used this feature a ton and right now typing in each person that I want to include is not ideal. I'm trying to find a message app that can do that.
    01-11-2018 07:17 PM
  2. Chris5483's Avatar
    I'm going to guess you'd need to have convos with those people on your pixel. All the shortcuts from your iPhone don't transfer over. Do they show up after you've had a convo with them?
    01-12-2018 05:15 AM
  3. ManiacJoe's Avatar
    You might need to try it a different way. For example, in the SMS app "Textra":
    - start a new message, typing in the "to" field searches only the contacts list from the "contacts" app.
    - using the "search" box at the top of the list of conversations, I get a list of contacts from the contacts app followed by a list of conversations matching the "to" field.
    So, in the "textra" app, you would want to do a "search" instead of a "start new message".
    Different apps may behave slightly differently.
    Sometimes the default SMS app that comes with the phone may be a bit too basic for your needs.
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    01-12-2018 06:24 AM
  4. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! Sorry, I don't have a direct answer for you -- but the way I do it is to go to the Contacts app first, select the group (aka label) that I want to text, then tap Menu>Send Message.
    01-12-2018 01:30 PM
  5. Rukbat's Avatar
    In Android, there's usually a little "Contacts" icon near the To box. That will bring you to your contacts, where you can choose one or a group. Pretty much the same thing, just one more tap (on some texting apps - some come up in "new text" mode already showing your contacts).
    01-12-2018 01:34 PM
  6. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Duplicate threads merged.
    01-12-2018 08:15 PM

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