1. missionsparta's Avatar
    I was with Windows phone forever and lived it. The new CEO killed anything it use to resemble. I borrowed a s7 to get me up to the note launch. The stock keyboard was awful. Swyping with it was even worse. It comes up with some variations that aren't even close to words. Even worse I'll Swype something like "Christmas" and it will come up with "C his mast". I never picked up my finger...why three words??? Then after that you find out the stock keyboard and stock messaging app can't handle Gifs. I installed aboard and the base android messaging app. While it took care of e anything mentioned above, the phone immediately ran at a snails pace. After a couple of weeks, I uninstalled both and the phones speed returned. Now I have the Note 8 (love it) but am dealing with the keyboard and messaging issues. I don't want to change slowing this beast down. Anyone know why Samsung refuses to fix this quirky keyboard and won't add gif support? Really the only thing is does better.
    10-01-2017 10:39 AM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    What's "aboard"? Do you mean Gboard?
    10-01-2017 12:43 PM
  3. missionsparta's Avatar
    Yes. was autocorrect and didn't notice.
    10-01-2017 03:21 PM
  4. anon(1733)'s Avatar
    I send Gifs all the time with the stock messenger. I send tons of Gifs all day long.
    10-01-2017 03:30 PM
  5. missionsparta's Avatar
    Without having to switch out of the app, use another app, cone back into the messenger app, and searching your gallery? if so, that's ridiculous for a $950 phone in 2017.
    10-01-2017 04:16 PM
  6. anon(27512)'s Avatar
    I was with Windows phone forever and lived it. The new CEO killed anything it use to resemble. I borrowed a s7 to get me up to the note launch. The stock keyboard was awful. Swyping with it was even worse. It comes up with some variations that aren't even close to words. Even worse I'll Swype something like "Christmas" and it will come up with "C his mast". I never picked up my finger...why three words??? Then after that you find out the stock keyboard and stock messaging app can't handle Gifs. I installed aboard and the base android messaging app. While it took care of e anything mentioned above, the phone immediately ran at a snails pace. After a couple of weeks, I uninstalled both and the phones speed returned. Now I have the Note 8 (love it) but am dealing with the keyboard and messaging issues. I don't want to change slowing this beast down. Anyone know why Samsung refuses to fix this quirky keyboard and won't add gif support? Really the only thing is does better.
    I use gboard and my Note 8 seems fine. Maybe it's another app causing the issues?
    10-01-2017 05:34 PM
  7. mlbrowninsc's Avatar
    Same here I use Gboard and see no difference other than the keyboard works much better than stock. You can also try Swiftkey although I like Gboard better.
    10-01-2017 05:39 PM
  8. B. Diddy's Avatar
    While it took care of e anything mentioned above, the phone immediately ran at a snails pace. After a couple of weeks, I uninstalled both and the phones speed returned.
    What you mentioned here happened on your friend's S7, so it's hard to know what else your friend might have had on his/her phone that could have been contributing to the issue. If you haven't tried it already, I'd go ahead and install Gboard on your Note8 and see if the same thing happens.
    10-01-2017 10:05 PM
  9. krishnansasikumar's Avatar
    Gboard is one of the better keyboards available. Been using it for quite a while. Didn't slow down my phone. Typed this using the Samsung keyboard, and didn't feel any increase in phone response.
    10-01-2017 11:26 PM
  10. Mandarita's Avatar
    I install and use SwiftKey. Great keyboard and no slow down.
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    10-01-2017 11:34 PM
  11. missionsparta's Avatar
    ok, so what app are you guys using with the stock Samsung message app for GIFs ?
    10-02-2017 05:33 PM
  12. Msg15027's Avatar
    Same here I use Gboard and see no difference other than the keyboard works much better than stock. You can also try Swiftkey although I like Gboard better.
    I downloaded gboard and when I tried to send a gif it said unable to attach.. Why?
    10-23-2017 10:09 AM
  13. kirksucks's Avatar
    SwiftKey. Microsoft owns it now btw if that makes a difference.

    It's been my keyboard of choice for a very long time. It has gif and emoji support built in
    10-23-2017 10:23 AM
  14. mountainman's Avatar
    I downloaded gboard and when I tried to send a gif it said unable to attach.. Why?
    Same here. Will not attach a gif. Stock Samsung messaging app here.
    10-23-2017 10:54 AM
  15. mountainman's Avatar
    Same here. Will not attach a gif. Stock Samsung messaging app here.
    Tried Textra (switched to Legacy MMS mode), and now can send Gifs through Gboard. For those that want to know....
    10-23-2017 11:11 AM
  16. lady of the lake's Avatar
    SwiftKey has been my go to keyboard since I left BlackBerry several years ago.
    10-23-2017 04:33 PM
  17. Morticia3155's Avatar
    Brand new Note 8, also using Gboard and this thousand dollar phone can't send GIF's!!!!! I'm allowed to look them up but when I try to send them it says it's not supported. Not sure what to do. I can receive them from my friends but not send them. And my carrier is AT&T.
    12-15-2017 07:13 AM
  18. torbach1's Avatar
    SwiftKey has been my go to keyboard since I left BlackBerry several years ago.
    I just switched to the Blackberry keyboard through a sideload that is available of BlackBerry Manager, which then let's you use the Blackberry keyboard. I like it a lot. I feel it's the closest one to the Windows Phone keyboard.
    12-16-2017 12:00 AM

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