1. Connert's Avatar
    Anyone using hangout for SMS?

    As for messaging, I've been a big fan of Messages+ for several years now. I agree it is very customizable and works well.

    I just got a new truck that has Android Auto though and Messages+ is not an app that works with this. So I'm going to give hangouts a try for SMS. I just started using hangouts yesterday evening and like it so far. Anyone else use it and have any thoughts? Anyone have input on Android Auto?
    09-28-2016 06:19 AM
  2. osubeavs728's Avatar
    I'm jealous you have android auto! My Tacoma syncs pretty flawlessly, but to have that extra integration would be awesome.

    As far as hangouts go, I used to use it for texting but it had troubles with pictures and gifs being sent between parties. So i switched to Google messenger and haven't used anything else.
    09-28-2016 09:28 AM
  3. grunt0300's Avatar
    I've tried Hangouts off and on for years, and imho it's not even as good as Textra. It's always had a problem with sending pictures via mms, and sometimes, for me, my kids don't even get the text msgs that i send via sms. I'm using Message+ now, and i love it. I never had it because i was always with AT&T. Since switching to Verizon, i've discovered it, and deleted my Textra.
    09-28-2016 09:38 AM
  4. hotshotazn's Avatar
    Wow, I'm the opposite. I love Hangouts. I use the Hangouts plugin in Chrome to send messages to my daughter and wife as opposed to using my phone while at work.
    09-28-2016 10:36 AM
  5. Connert's Avatar
    I like hangouts ok, but had to go back to Messages+. I was not happy that I couldn't schedule a message for later, but then someone sent me a number I need to call and I couldn't just tap the number and have it dial for me. Maybe I'm doing something wrong but I couldn't find a way to dial the number from hangouts.
    09-28-2016 01:40 PM
  6. HowardShap's Avatar
    I've tried Hangouts off and on for years, and imho it's not even as good as Textra. It's always had a problem with sending pictures via mms, and sometimes, for me, my kids don't even get the text msgs that i send via sms. I'm using Message+ now, and i love it. I never had it because i was always with AT&T. Since switching to Verizon, i've discovered it, and deleted my Textra.
    Curious what you like about Message+ better than Textra. I've tried them both and keep going back to the simplicity of getting things done with Textra. I send a lot of group messages.
    09-28-2016 03:06 PM
  7. grunt0300's Avatar
    Message+ gives me copies of my messages in "my verizon", and i don't like the placement of the "send" icon in Textra. Too close to the emoji icon, for my large fingers.
    09-28-2016 06:28 PM
  8. fr4nk1yn's Avatar
    Hangouts is fine for SMS as long as you don't update. Try Google Messenger.
    09-28-2016 07:41 PM
  9. Connert's Avatar
    I went back to Messages+ because of all the features and customization options. I'm not sure what was wrong or more likely, what I was doing wrong to start with when connected to Android Auto. A few days ago it started working for playing back text messages and allowing me to reply with voice commands.
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    10-02-2016 08:24 AM
  10. pjo1966's Avatar
    I've been relatively happy using Message+ but since I upgraded my iMac to Sierra I've been having lots of issues. I wanted to give Hangouts a try but could not figure out how to allow Moto's Talk to Me feature to read Hangouts messages out loud as it does for Message+. Any suggestions?
    02-16-2017 05:43 PM
  11. Mattsg430's Avatar
    Anyone using hangout for SMS?

    As for messaging, I've been a big fan of Messages+ for several years now. I agree it is very customizable and works well.

    I just got a new truck that has Android Auto though and Messages+ is not an app that works with this. So I'm going to give hangouts a try for SMS. I just started using hangouts yesterday evening and like it so far. Anyone else use it and have any thoughts? Anyone have input on Android Auto?
    I use hangouts and the for sms. I like hangouts since I can see texts when I open gmail on my laptop as well.
    02-17-2017 10:11 AM
  12. Mattsg430's Avatar
    I use hangouts and the for sms. I like hangouts since I can see texts when I open gmail on my laptop as well.
    Textra*
    02-17-2017 10:11 AM

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