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  1. cknobman's Avatar
    Samsung messages has better functionality and I want to use it.

    But until there is an easy reliable way to use it on my PC like Google messages I wont use it.
    08-29-2020 09:16 AM
  2. Galactic Zoo's Avatar
    I use the Samsung app. When rcs was launched it didn't have it so I tried Google my S10 kept warning about high battery usage so I uninstalled it. No issues with Samsung Messages
    08-29-2020 03:05 PM
  3. Kizzy Catwoman's Avatar
    I use Samsung messages over Google for several reasons.

    1. It has conversation mode
    2. You can pin conversations to the top
    3. You can categorise your messages
    4. It follows my phone theme
    5. It is super fast
    6. Works well with dual sim
    7. It isn't clunky
    8. My version runs RCS and backs up my RCS messages to Samsung cloud. Google messages doesn't backup RCS messages properly.

    Those are my reasons. Google Messages has messages for Web which is handy, but if I am wanting to use my phone features in a desktop mode I use Dex anyway.
    08-29-2020 03:24 PM
  4. SeanD_Colorado's Avatar
    That is a good summary Kizzy. But I may be biased because it pretty much follows my own reasons for using it
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    08-29-2020 04:45 PM
  5. L0n3N1nja's Avatar
    Its not bloat if it works better than the native app or you like it better.
    Already have 2 messaging apps thanks to Verizon/Samsung, in the unlikely event I actually preferred Googles app over the other 2 it would still result in 3 messaging apps on my phone and thus more bloat. I would just call Samsung software bloat instead of Googles.
    08-29-2020 05:08 PM
  6. Mike Dee's Avatar
    Already have 2 messaging apps thanks to Verizon/Samsung, in the unlikely event I actually preferred Googles app over the other 2 it would still result in 3 messaging apps on my phone and thus more bloat. I would just call Samsung software bloat instead of Googles.
    I get your point but as wide as the bloat definition is, it usually does not apply to a third party app. It's usually refers to preinstalled apps that cannot be removed.
    08-29-2020 05:42 PM
  7. Germanguy#AC's Avatar
    Does samsung message app offer spam protection like Google?
    08-29-2020 07:01 PM
  8. mustang7757's Avatar
    Does samsung message app offer spam protection like Google?
    You can't report it like Google message app
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    08-29-2020 07:57 PM
  9. Starfleet Captain's Avatar
    Yeah, I thought it was weird that my unlocked Note 10+ didn't use RCS universal profile with Samsung Messages, but it does on my Ultra with T-Mobile.
    This is because RCS requires carrier participation since it goes through the carrier switchboards. Sprint and T-Mobile were quick to adopt it I believe. Eventually, Google got tired of waiting for the carriers and implemented RCS on all Android devices provided they use the Google Messages app. This is because Google routes RCS messages through the phones Data connection. Samsung Is the only other app that can use RCS too.
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    08-29-2020 08:40 PM
  10. wrich2005's Avatar
    I prefer Android Messages and heres why:

    - Ability to archive messages (for work I text about 15 people at the same time and it helps me stay organized)
    - RCS which Verizon doesn't support in the Samsung app
    - Ability to text from my computer
    - The interface is clean and not ugly like Samsung's
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    08-29-2020 11:58 PM
  11. mustang7757's Avatar
    This is because RCS requires carrier participation since it goes through the carrier switchboards. Sprint and T-Mobile were quick to adopt it I believe. Eventually, Google got tired of waiting for the carriers and implemented RCS on all Android devices provided they use the Google Messages app. This is because Google routes RCS messages through the phones Data connection. Samsung Is the only other app that can use RCS too.
    Pretty much all carrier have RCS on stock Samsung message app, where it gets tricky is unlocked models don't get this but some sprint users on unlocked have mentioned it's working , Att and TMobile doesn't and I believe Verizon also on the unlocked models.
    08-30-2020 12:47 AM
  12. BadingaG59's Avatar
    Samsung messages for me,I'm a big fan of the dark mode and the customization on it,just waiting for them to add RCS and it will make a perfect messaging app.
    08-30-2020 02:43 AM
  13. sickoe's Avatar
    Here is a comparison of the 2 but it's dated back in January.
    https://www.mksguide.com/google-mess...sung-messages/
    08-31-2020 06:59 AM
  14. Morty2264's Avatar
    Oh man, such a tough choice. Coming from a Google Pixel 2, I preferred Google Messages. But when I started to use my S10, I switched over to Samsung's app equivalent to see what that experience was like.

    I thoroughly enjoy both! It is very difficult to make a decision. I believe I'd be very happy using either. However, I do like the customization options with Samsung's messages, especially with Theme Park.
    08-31-2020 07:10 AM
  15. Kizzy Catwoman's Avatar
    Does samsung message app offer spam protection like Google?
    I don't get any spam messages so I think it may do. Not sure tbh
    08-31-2020 07:41 AM
  16. Kizzy Catwoman's Avatar
    I prefer Android Messages and heres why:

    - Ability to archive messages (for work I text about 15 people at the same time and it helps me stay organized)
    - RCS which Verizon doesn't support in the Samsung app
    - Ability to text from my computer
    - The interface is clean and not ugly like Samsung's
    Those are good reasons too
    08-31-2020 07:42 AM
  17. Kizzy Catwoman's Avatar
    Here is a comparison of the 2 but it's dated back in January.
    https://www.mksguide.com/google-mess...sung-messages/
    This is quite good but out of date. Samsung now has many of the features listed as Google only. Such as smart reply and copying codes sent to notifications.
    08-31-2020 07:46 AM
  18. buzzy3970's Avatar
    Since I have a watch and tablet I'm only able to use Samsung messages to sync across all devices, but I have no major issues with their messages app. Would be nice to have rcs though since all my friends use galaxy devices.
    08-31-2020 08:05 AM
  19. ClintRo's Avatar
    I like Google messages over Samsung messages:

    1. Web access and on my tablet I even have a shortcuts so it looks like an app.
    2. It's easy to copy 2FA codes. A popup comes up when it detects a 2FA code and you just click to copy to clipboard.
    3. Renaming conversations (groups).
    4. RCS, this is minimal because not a lot of people have Google messages installed, so it only works with a few people.
    5. Spam filter, caught some political messages for me this weekend. That was nice.

    I am on Verizon, but I don't really text THAT much, so impact is minimal. I mostly get 2FA texts.
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    08-31-2020 08:41 AM
  20. Morty2264's Avatar
    I use Samsung messages over Google for several reasons.

    1. It has conversation mode
    2. You can pin conversations to the top
    3. You can categorise your messages
    4. It follows my phone theme
    5. It is super fast
    6. Works well with dual sim
    7. It isn't clunky
    8. My version runs RCS and backs up my RCS messages to Samsung cloud. Google messages doesn't backup RCS messages properly.

    Those are my reasons. Google Messages has messages for Web which is handy, but if I am wanting to use my phone features in a desktop mode I use Dex anyway.
    The fact that it follows your phon's theme is phenomenal.
    08-31-2020 06:30 PM
  21. NIZMOZ44's Avatar
    Anyone having issues on the note 20 ultra using Google messages and not able to send hi quality videos? It'd all grainy. Bad. My friend can do it to others with it but not with me.
    09-05-2020 06:15 PM
  22. o4liberty's Avatar
    Anyone having issues on the note 20 ultra using Google messages and not able to send hi quality videos? It'd all grainy. Bad. My friend can do it to others with it but not with me.
    I always send links the images are better and the receptiant can choose to keep or trash. This is where apple shines on the iPhone.
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    09-05-2020 06:26 PM
  23. NIZMOZ44's Avatar
    I always send links the images are better and the receptiant can choose to keep or trash. This is where apple shines on the iPhone.
    Yeah just my friend said he does it all the time with other android friends with Google messages and it works just not with me.
    09-05-2020 06:35 PM
  24. customshopkv1's Avatar
    Been using Samsung Messages lately, like that I can send a link to my full resolution picture or video. Or I can choose to let it compress them.
    09-05-2020 07:22 PM
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