09-21-2020 06:47 AM
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  1. Tarah Sorber's Avatar
    I apologize if this thread exists someplace.
    Is there any messaging app that will act kind of like iMessage? At least be able to see if it was delivered? Also my parents send tons of videos to me and they are always terrible quality due to my parents using iPhones. I also would need the messaging app to work over WiFi with my phone number as my signal is spotty at my workplace.

    What is the best messaging app for android ?
    N20U Verizon.
    09-19-2020 09:27 PM
  2. LordAndroid's Avatar
    I'd recommend google Messages beta
    Tarah Sorber likes this.
    09-19-2020 09:31 PM
  3. Mike Dee's Avatar
    I'd recommend google Messages beta
    That won't work with her parents iphones
    09-19-2020 09:41 PM
  4. LordAndroid's Avatar
    Nothing on android will work the same as imessage. The question asked was what is comparable with read receipts and what can handle a better video mms experience on android. Thanks for your reply tho.
    dakini03 likes this.
    09-19-2020 09:48 PM
  5. leerandall's Avatar
    I apologize if this thread exists someplace.
    Is there any messaging app that will act kind of like iMessage? At least be able to see if it was delivered? Also my parents send tons of videos to me and they are always terrible quality due to my parents using iPhones. I also would need the messaging app to work over WiFi with my phone number as my signal is spotty at my workplace.

    What is the best messaging app for android ?
    N20U Verizon.
    I would recommend Verizon Messages+. It's available for both Android an iPhone.
    09-19-2020 09:50 PM
  6. Mike Dee's Avatar
    I would recommend Verizon Messages+. It's available for both Android an iPhone.
    I believe it still has a size limit for images and videos
    Tarah Sorber likes this.
    09-19-2020 09:59 PM
  7. LordAndroid's Avatar
    I believe it still has a size limit for images and videos
    It does have a size limit for mms video but it's handles larger mms compared to most other messaging platforms
    09-19-2020 10:01 PM
  8. Mike Dee's Avatar
    I apologize if this thread exists someplace.
    Is there any messaging app that will act kind of like iMessage? At least be able to see if it was delivered? Also my parents send tons of videos to me and they are always terrible quality due to my parents using iPhones. I also would need the messaging app to work over WiFi with my phone number as my signal is spotty at my workplace.

    What is the best messaging app for android ?
    N20U Verizon.
    Have you ever tried WhatsApp or Google Duo?
    09-19-2020 10:02 PM
  9. Mike Dee's Avatar
    Nothing on android will work the same as imessage. The question asked was what is comparable with read receipts and what can handle a better video mms experience on android. Thanks for your reply tho.
    Thanks...I was addressing the second part of the question
    09-19-2020 10:06 PM
  10. donm527's Avatar
    WhatsApp.

    With my wife and daughter, when I was using an iPhone, iMessage was of course the standard. When I moved off to the Note 8, we use WhatsApp. Best alternative IMO. Fast. Read receipts. Video message same quality as iMessage. I don't think they really use WhatsApp with anyone else so they are use to using iMessage for all and WhatsApp just between us. Worth a try.

    And WhatsApp has a Windows/Mac desktop app so you can have your WhatsApp running from PC and can send messages from there.

    I apologize if this thread exists someplace.
    Is there any messaging app that will act kind of like iMessage? At least be able to see if it was delivered? Also my parents send tons of videos to me and they are always terrible quality due to my parents using iPhones. I also would need the messaging app to work over WiFi with my phone number as my signal is spotty at my workplace.

    What is the best messaging app for android ?
    N20U Verizon.
    09-19-2020 10:10 PM
  11. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Telegram works well if you can convince your parents to use it separate from iMessage.
    iFortWorth likes this.
    09-19-2020 10:10 PM
  12. Tarah Sorber's Avatar
    Have you ever tried WhatsApp or Google Duo?
    I have not. Would it require them to have to download something? They are in their 70’s and don’t understand a lot LOL.

    Google messages does that work well?

    I have used Verizon messages but the video still is very bad quality. When my mother is trying to show me her flowers I have to respond with specific detail
    felloffthetruck likes this.
    09-19-2020 10:28 PM
  13. KupKrazy's Avatar
    I think WhatsApp or Line fit the bill nicely.
    09-19-2020 10:34 PM
  14. donm527's Avatar
    It requires them to download the Whatsapp app from the app store. But once you download it and run it, the account is created off the telephone number on the phone being used so you just have to enter the phone number and a name you want be seen as and that's pretty much it. Once they have it installed, you can start with the first message and they can keep it to go back and forth.

    Download it and install it on your phone first and you'll see how simple the install is. Install it with someone in your household to see how to interacts and see if you like it before you have your parents try... see how the read receipt works... how it shows when the message has reached their phone... how it looks when they actually read it... send a pic or video to check quality.

    I have not. Would it require them to have to download something? They are in their 70’s and don’t understand a lot LOL.

    Google messages does that work well?

    I have used Verizon messages but the video still is very bad quality. When my mother is trying to show me her flowers I have to respond with specific detail
    Tarah Sorber likes this.
    09-19-2020 10:36 PM
  15. Mike Dee's Avatar
    I have not. Would it require them to have to download something? They are in their 70’s and don’t understand a lot LOL.

    Google messages does that work well?

    I have used Verizon messages but the video still is very bad quality. When my mother is trying to show me her flowers I have to respond with specific detail
    You would want Google Duo not Google Messages
    09-19-2020 11:56 PM
  16. donm527's Avatar
    You would want Google Duo not Google Messages
    I think she is talking about video attachments in Verizon Messaging and how lousy they look with the compression... unless Verizon's messaging does include video chat... You never know with Verizon they way they modify their messaging apps all the time.

    Duo is video chatting only so not a texting app sub. Whatsapp btw you can switch to video chat within the app if you want that added convenience as well as switch to calling the person within the app.
    09-20-2020 12:20 AM
  17. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Duo is video chatting only so not a texting app sub.
    You can actually send a note via Duo: https://support.google.com/duo/answe...DAndroid&hl=en. Google's added a lot of functionality to Duo lately (and, typical of Google, Duo is supposedly going to be replaced by Google Meet at some point: https://9to5google.com/2020/08/14/so...-replaces-duo/)
    09-20-2020 12:33 AM
  18. trucksmoveamerica#AC's Avatar
    Do your parents use Facebook messenger?

    Imessage is one thing iphone has that is superior to android phones. And getting people to use apps like WhatsApp is hard to do. They have imessage and when they share videos to people they just want to use one app for everyone. When they have imessage they have no reason to use third party apps

    I don't know about Google messages beta. Last time I tried using Google messages it lacked a lot of features I want from Textra. I'll look at it again, but I haven't found a app yet to take me from Textra.
    09-20-2020 04:18 AM
  19. Not Quite Right's Avatar
    Do your parents use Facebook messenger?
    Yeah you beat me to it. Facebook Messenger is an easy sell to most older folks because it's simple, and they're familiar with the Facebook brand already.
    09-20-2020 07:30 AM
  20. msm0511's Avatar
    Signal does all you mentioned. Does require a separate download from each person, but it's one of the better messaging apps I've used.
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    09-20-2020 10:20 AM
  21. donm527's Avatar
    You can actually send a note via Duo: https://support.google.com/duo/answe...DAndroid&hl=en. Google's added a lot of functionality to Duo lately (and, typical of Google, Duo is supposedly going to be replaced by Google Meet at some point: https://9to5google.com/2020/08/14/so...-replaces-duo/)
    OK good to know. I can't keep up with Google... Google+, Google Talk, Google Hangouts, Google Duo... and now Google Meet?? I'll stick with Whatsapp for now lol.
    B. Diddy and TgeekB like this.
    09-20-2020 10:28 AM
  22. Tarah Sorber's Avatar
    Thank you everyone. I appreciate it. I am going to look into these. Going to see if my parents are willing to download something separately. I may have to wait until I see them again and do it myself on their phones lol. We live about 5 hours apart.
    09-20-2020 12:34 PM
  23. Mike Dee's Avatar
    I think she is talking about video attachments in Verizon Messaging and how lousy they look with the compression... unless Verizon's messaging does include video chat... You never know with Verizon they way they modify their messaging apps all the time.

    Duo is video chatting only so not a texting app sub. Whatsapp btw you can switch to video chat within the app if you want that added convenience as well as switch to calling the person within the app.
    I've texted with Duo
    09-20-2020 01:01 PM
  24. iFortWorth's Avatar
    Telegram works well if you can convince your parents to use it separate from iMessage.
    Lol. Parents? I can't get my iphone 17 year old to use it to message me. Or the wife.
    customshopkv1 likes this.
    09-20-2020 02:28 PM
  25. leerandall's Avatar
    Lol. Parents? I can't get my iphone 17 year old to use it to message me. Or the wife.
    Dude, that's a teenager problem, not an app or phone problem.
    iFortWorth likes this.
    09-20-2020 02:41 PM
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