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  1. thomas143's Avatar
    Many apps are there.But i am using we-chat & i think it is the one of the best mobile messaging app.
    11-20-2014 01:59 AM
  2. JimBen73's Avatar
    My main one is hangouts

    sent turbo fast
    11-20-2014 02:50 AM
  3. KPMcClave's Avatar
    I use SwiftKey for keyboard and Textra for SMS. Hangouts for the occasional google chat. I prefer dark backgrounds in messengers when possible. Screenshot of SwiftKey and Textra:
    Attachment 147624
    Same here. Textra, Swiftkey and dark themes. Black is best.

    Which keyboard theme is that? I don't recognize it.
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    11-20-2014 10:10 AM
  4. pepsijunky's Avatar
    I have been using Textra, but also want to try Messenger. One major problem with Messenger for me, incoming MMS messages will not display. Says "downloading", then a few hours later it might show up. Are there settings I need to change in Messenger to make that work? The same MMS shows fine in Textra immediately.
    11-20-2014 11:15 AM
  5. doogald's Avatar
    I have been using Textra, but also want to try Messenger. One major problem with Messenger for me, incoming MMS messages will not display. Says "downloading", then a few hours later it might show up. Are there settings I need to change in Messenger to make that work? The same MMS shows fine in Textra immediately.
    That's because Textra is downloading the MMS media before the system can get to it even though it's not the default SMS app. If you want to try Messenger (or any other messaging app), you must uninstall Textra first, or it will do this.
    11-20-2014 11:58 AM
  6. pepsijunky's Avatar
    Wow, I did not know that. Thanks. I'll give it a try.

    I was also playing with Chomp last night, but I kept getting errors there too. They mentioned other SMS apps might be interfering. Perhaps also Textra.
    11-20-2014 12:00 PM
  7. doogald's Avatar
    Wow, I did not know that. Thanks. I'll give it a try.
    Let's just say that I found out the hard way...

    I still like Textra more. You can get timestamps for all messages by sliding in from the right, it can use a dark theme (more battery friendly for AMOLED displays, though it seems that with material design, that may be a losing battle with most app going forward), I can customize the vibration alert, and I can have repeat alerts to remind me when I've been too busy to check unread messages.
    11-20-2014 12:33 PM
  8. pepsijunky's Avatar
    Let's just say that I found out the hard way...

    I still like Textra more. You can get timestamps for all messages by sliding in from the right, it can use a dark theme (more battery friendly for AMOLED displays, though it seems that with material design, that may be a losing battle with most app going forward), I can customize the vibration alert, and I can have repeat alerts to remind me when I've been too busy to check unread messages.
    I agree with you, Textra has been pretty nice. Something about Messenger fits my eye really well though, I want to give it a real shot. But everytime I get an MMS message, I switch back to Textra.
    11-20-2014 01:04 PM
  9. Masheen's Avatar
    Just started using Verizon's Messaging + actually. Used to use Textra. The killer feature is the ability to send SMS and MMS over WiFi if connected. Also, the integration across all of my devices is amazing. It's much better than Moto Connect on the computer because it doesn't have to go through the phone to send messages, it's like hangouts in that aspect. Ton of customization features. I'm gonna use this for now. Basically hangouts for SMS/MMS. Never thought I'd like a Verizon app, let alone this much. Check it out.
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    11-21-2014 01:21 AM
  10. StormnNJ's Avatar
    Just started using Verizon's Messaging + actually. Used to use Textra. The killer feature is the ability to send SMS and MMS over WiFi if connected. Also, the integration across all of my devices is amazing. It's much better than Moto Connect on the computer because it doesn't have to go through the phone to send messages, it's like hangouts in that aspect. Ton of customization features. I'm gonna use this for now. Basically hangouts for SMS/MMS. Never thought I'd like a Verizon app, let alone this much. Check it out.
    You can text while on the phone??? I didn't know that lol. On WIFI and on the phone last night and someone was texting me from ATT and had to say "Oh I'll get it when I'm off the phone" to them. I will try it out again
    11-21-2014 05:41 AM
  11. dungoyle's Avatar
    I tried the verizon messenger application because I liked the idea of syncing with the laptop. Unfortunately, existing messages didn't transfer (only mildly disappointment with that) and new messages only display the last line of the last message. I couldn't read the entire message or thread on the laptop. It may be due to the high resolution on my Surface Pro 3 which gives the hangouts app a hard time with proper display as well. Lastly, I could not respond to text messages with my moto 360. So far only hangouts, textra and the new google messenger app let me do that, so I'm back to the google app, whjich is fine in that it gets the basic job done.
    11-21-2014 06:27 AM
  12. PowrDroid's Avatar
    Just started using Verizon's Messaging + actually. Used to use Textra. The killer feature is the ability to send SMS and MMS over WiFi if connected. Also, the integration across all of my devices is amazing. It's much better than Moto Connect on the computer because it doesn't have to go through the phone to send messages, it's like hangouts in that aspect. Ton of customization features. I'm gonna use this for now. Basically hangouts for SMS/MMS. Never thought I'd like a Verizon app, let alone this much. Check it out.
    With so many props given for the Verizon app, plus integration over other devices, your post has convinced me. I'm going to give it a shot. Will I be able to text from my wifi Nexus 7 (2013)?
    11-21-2014 11:29 AM
  13. Robisan's Avatar
    With so many props given for the Verizon app, plus integration over other devices, your post has convinced me. I'm going to give it a shot. Will I be able to text from my wifi Nexus 7 (2013)?
    Yes. And it will sync back to your phone.
    11-21-2014 12:29 PM
  14. Robisan's Avatar
    I tried the verizon messenger application because I liked the idea of syncing with the laptop. Unfortunately, existing messages didn't transfer (only mildly disappointment with that) and new messages only display the last line of the last message. I couldn't read the entire message or thread on the laptop. It may be due to the high resolution on my Surface Pro 3 which gives the hangouts app a hard time with proper display as well. Lastly, I could not respond to text messages with my moto 360. So far only hangouts, textra and the new google messenger app let me do that, so I'm back to the google app, whjich is fine in that it gets the basic job done.
    Works fine on my rMBP in Firefox for Mac. Did you use Messages+? (The app is Messages+; On browser screen it's called Verizon Messages.) You say "messenger" and don't know if that's a typo or a different program.
    11-21-2014 12:38 PM
  15. predator519's Avatar
    Stock!!
    11-21-2014 04:43 PM
  16. dungoyle's Avatar
    Works fine on my rMBP in Firefox for Mac. Did you use Messages+? (The app is Messages+; On browser screen it's called Verizon Messages.) You say "messenger" and don't know if that's a typo or a different program.
    Yeah, I was using the Messages + application, and interestingly enough, it actually synced when I went to the laptop earlier today to remove it, and I could get into the individual message conversations -- for about 10 minutes, then it went catatonic again, and I uninstalled it. Maybe down the road, if I can get reliable syncing on the laptop and reply to text on the moto 360.
    11-21-2014 05:23 PM
  17. Robisan's Avatar
    Maybe down the road, if I can get reliable syncing on the laptop and reply to text on the moto 360.
    Yea, I don't know about integration with the moto 360. I do find that the browser portal sometimes needs to manually refreshed to pull in the current thread content, especially after the computer has been asleep. However all activity incoming/outgoing while using the browser syncs immediately back to the Android apps on my phone and wifi tablet. I also get timely notifications of incoming texts when using the computer.
    11-21-2014 06:50 PM
  18. dungoyle's Avatar
    Yea, I don't know about integration with the moto 360. I do find that the browser portal sometimes needs to manually refreshed to pull in the current thread content, especially after the computer has been asleep. However all activity incoming/outgoing while using the browser syncs immediately back to the Android apps on my phone and wifi tablet. I also get timely notifications of incoming texts when using the computer.
    Thanks for the tip. I was using the application, not the browser solution. If Moto 360 integration ever becomes a reality, I'll revisit, and I can try the browser based access to the messenger as an alternative.
    11-22-2014 07:38 AM
  19. StormnNJ's Avatar
    Just updated messages+ and it added another running service. aniwaysanalytics. Also added a driving mode which defaulted to on.
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    11-23-2014 08:59 AM
  20. djjaeger82's Avatar
    Anyone know how to get your own photo to show up in the stock messaging app? I have a photo in my own Google+ profile and I've also tried adding my own phone # to the address book with a photo and neither worked. If I click on my blank head in a conversation it just says "there's no photo associated with that contact"
    11-24-2014 07:24 AM
  21. Masheen's Avatar
    Just updated messages+ and it added another running service. aniwaysanalytics. Also added a driving mode which defaulted to on.
    Thanks. I didn't even think to check the background processes after the update. Those sneaky bastids. I haven't noticed any unusual drain though. I love how I can shoot off SMS from my computer like its an SMG.
    11-24-2014 11:20 AM
  22. Snareman's Avatar
    How do you all receive group texts? I use Chomp and when I get a group text from my iphone friends it seems to come as a separate text for everyone involved in the group text. I never know when I'm replying if I'm replying to one person or the entire group.
    11-24-2014 11:54 AM
  23. PowrDroid's Avatar
    Anyone know how to get your own photo to show up in the stock messaging app? I have a photo in my own Google+ profile and I've also tried adding my own phone # to the address book with a photo and neither worked. If I click on my blank head in a conversation it just says "there's no photo associated with that contact"
    Not sure, but I think you need to create a contact on your phone called "Me."
    11-24-2014 01:13 PM
  24. Masheen's Avatar
    How do you all receive group texts? I use Chomp and when I get a group text from my iphone friends it seems to come as a separate text for everyone involved in the group text. I never know when I'm replying if I'm replying to one person or the entire group.
    If there is an option, check "Send/receive group texts as MMS". This shows all of the group messages in one message, rather than receiving individual messages from the person in the group that replies.
    11-24-2014 01:51 PM
  25. Masheen's Avatar
    Anyone know how to get your own photo to show up in the stock messaging app? I have a photo in my own Google+ profile and I've also tried adding my own phone # to the address book with a photo and neither worked. If I click on my blank head in a conversation it just says "there's no photo associated with that contact"
    Not sure, but I think you need to create a contact on your phone called "Me."
    This lies within the people" app, then select "set up my profile".
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    11-24-2014 01:53 PM
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