1. Mattsg430's Avatar
    I should probably find another thread for this since it's not necessarily a droid turbo 2 question, but since that's the phone I have, I'll ask it here.

    I've searched other forums on this issue and found on resolution to texting videos to people, no matter what texting app I use (tried Textra, stock app, Google Messenger, Handcent, GoSMS, and Chomp). I read on the Verizon site that the maximum size allowable is 1.2mb for a video file to send via text, and in Textra, I set the maximum to 1mb, so wouldn't that scale down a video file size larger than 1mb to exactly 1mb and then send? Seems pretty ridiculous that we can't send video via text. I know there's plenty of other ways (snapchat, dropbox, etc.), but it is way more convenient to have this feature for texting. I suppose Apple has at least gotten that right.

    Any help is appreciated.

    Thanks all.
    12-16-2015 02:33 PM
  2. Robert Beier's Avatar
    I don't think setting the limit to 1 mb will reduce your video at all. Not based on the feedback post I found on their site. Other apps might, but even if they do video files get pretty big pretty quickly and it will likely be very hard to view. Videos should really be handled by a different medium.
    12-16-2015 03:00 PM
  3. Mattsg430's Avatar
    True. And I don't text a lot of videos regardless. Was just curious if anyone had found a workaround. How is it that Apple has this feature and Android doesn't? I asked a co-worker whether he was able to send videos via text and he said he could from imessage. I suppose Apple was able to get around the download limit size somehow with the carriers?
    12-16-2015 03:05 PM
  4. Ry's Avatar
    Apple only has it right over iMessage.
    12-16-2015 03:35 PM
  5. Mattsg430's Avatar
    12-16-2015 03:48 PM
  6. Lucy Davies's Avatar
    When I send videos via text it's normally a youtube one so I just send the link in a text. If it's a video I've done myself I use WhatsApp.

    Posted via Android Central App
    12-16-2015 05:40 PM
  7. beeare's Avatar
    There's an abundance of messenger apps out there that handle video perfectly well just like imessage. Whatsapp is my messenger app of choice. I think they have a billion users too.
    12-16-2015 07:01 PM
  8. doogald's Avatar
    Yes, and Hangouts can do it as well if you want to use a built-in app.
    12-16-2015 07:37 PM
  9. 18t's Avatar
    I will say that when I receive a text video from iPhone, it's always grainy and looks terrible. I have a hard time believing it's an android issue and not a carrier demand.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    12-16-2015 08:13 PM
  10. Mattsg430's Avatar
    Whatsapp seems to work very well. Thanks for sharing the info everyone. I had never even heard of whatsapp
    12-17-2015 10:44 AM
  11. Joshua Lawton's Avatar
    I have a new Droid Turbo 2 and I want to use Verizon Messenger+ as the default texting app. However when I use moto assist to send text while driving it says it sends the message but the recipient never receives it and it doesn't show up in my messages. Can I make moto assist use messenger+?

    Posted via the Android Central App
    12-17-2015 03:13 PM
  12. kmf1's Avatar
    I can't say for Message plus, but it works with Textra.
    12-17-2015 04:42 PM
  13. Feldhege's Avatar
    Check to make sure the option of detect while driving is not on. I could not get or make text messages when I was in a moving car because of that. I turned it off and it started working just fine.
    12-18-2015 04:57 PM

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