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  1. j_hansen's Avatar
    I use Samsung Messages and SwiftKey keyboard.
    Same as that, I got a paid/version of SwiftKey and it works perfect switching between languages with just a swipe of the space bar
    ladiinay likes this.
    11-13-2018 07:58 AM
  2. sleepnclass's Avatar
    I’ve tried so many from Android messages to Textra and many more along with Gboard. Wondering if stock Samsung just works the best/fastest? Ideas?
    I use Gboard and Android messages.
    11-14-2018 10:47 PM
  3. cckgz4's Avatar
    Google Message

    I'm able to sync across my computer and chromebook and send SMS without having to encourage others to download the same app
    kct1975 likes this.
    11-15-2018 01:51 AM
  4. Jerry Lorton's Avatar
    Im using Gboard and Android Messages.
    11-15-2018 05:54 AM
  5. OJsakila's Avatar
    Unless the Samsung messenger app has changed in the last few weeks...

    You can't customize different notifications; icons, sounds, LED color, for different contacts.

    This is the single most important feature for me. I want to know by sound, or at a glance whether my son, wife, or someone else, just texted me.

    Samsung's messaging app does not have that feature, but Textra, and some others, do.
    This. I absolutely HAVE to have separate customized sounds and what not for different people...that's part of the beauty of having this flagship device. Whenever Samsung decides to fix this AS WELL AS coloring the backgrounds and bubbles and stuff inside the messaging app, I'll stick with a 3rd party app....Textra, at the moment.
    adegbenroagoro likes this.
    11-15-2018 11:43 AM
  6. EMGSM's Avatar
    I've been using both.
    11-15-2018 02:41 PM
  7. RadeonHD's Avatar
    Unless the Samsung messenger app has changed in the last few weeks...

    You can't customize different notifications; icons, sounds, LED color, for different contacts.

    This is the single most important feature for me. I want to know by sound, or at a glance whether my son, wife, or someone else, just texted me.

    Samsung's messaging app does not have that feature, but Textra, and some others, do.
    Like wtf. Samsung Messages on my Note 4 does all of that besides the LED. This Messages on Note 9 is so barebones compared to what it used to be.
    11-15-2018 02:52 PM
  8. Velenoso's Avatar
    I use Mood Messages and Gboard, samsung software is boring.
    11-15-2018 03:13 PM
  9. kct1975's Avatar
    Personally I use the Google Messaging app and SwiftKey
    11-16-2018 04:18 PM
  10. strikeIII's Avatar
    I use the stock messaging app as I have no problems with it especially since it matches the Samsung theme that I use. I would love to use Gboard but because I use Secure Folder it doesn't allow my Google account to sync with it so I use SwiftKey.
    11-16-2018 08:36 PM
  11. anon(3641385)'s Avatar
    I use the Samsung messaging app and it suits my needs.

    I've got three primary keyboards that I use: BlackBerry, swift key and the native samsung keyboard.

    As a result of this thread I've gone back to using the Samsung keyboard, and, as I haven't used it in quite some months, I find it greatly improved, and I think I'll stay with it.

    One thing that annoys me is that there's no auto space after a comma ... why?!?!?
    11-20-2018 12:53 AM
  12. anon(3641385)'s Avatar
    Unless the Samsung messenger app has changed in the last few weeks...

    You can't customize different notifications; icons, sounds, LED color, for different contacts.

    This is the single most important feature for me. I want to know by sound, or at a glance whether my son, wife, or someone else, just texted me.

    Samsung's messaging app does not have that feature, but Textra, and some others, do.
    Not sure if you've found the various ways of setting up stuff with the note 9 version of Samsung's messaging app 🤔

    You can certainly allocate a specific sound to a specific person, and also vibration or not. Go into the contact app, and change the sound per individual there.

    Interestingly, it seems that textra, frpm version 4, can't use different colour icons, and there is a thread on that.

    https://forums.androidcentral.com/sa...ml#post6403652
    Attached Thumbnails Is anyone using stock messaging and stock keyboard?-7724.jpg  
    11-20-2018 01:01 AM
  13. anon(3641385)'s Avatar
    This. I absolutely HAVE to have separate customized sounds and what not for different people...that's part of the beauty of having this flagship device. Whenever Samsung decides to fix this AS WELL AS coloring the backgrounds and bubbles and stuff inside the messaging app, I'll stick with a 3rd party app....Textra, at the moment.
    Yep, you can change the sounds, and add vibration. Go into the contact app and change the sound for the individual.

    And from version 4, textra no longer has coloured icons.

    https://forums.androidcentral.com/sa...ml#post6403652
    Attached Thumbnails Is anyone using stock messaging and stock keyboard?-7724.jpg  
    11-20-2018 01:04 AM
  14. Yguideslou's Avatar
    Yep, you can change the sounds, and add vibration. Go into the contact app and change the sound for the individual.

    And from version 4, textra no longer has coloured icons.

    https://forums.androidcentral.com/sa...ml#post6403652
    Actually, now that you both show that screen, I think that I did know that ... maybe... but disregarded it because it's really the customized notification icons I most care about.

    Thank you though.

    It was more the colored icons that I cared about since I turn my sounds off while at work.

    As for Textra removing colored icons in V. 4... I've never had auto update turned on for apps... changes like this being an example of why. So, I'm simply not going to update Textra ever again.

    I can't even begin to tell you how ticked off I am at Google's forcing this change on Textra, and presumably other app that use colored notification icons... but that's a different thread, lol.
    anon(3641385) likes this.
    11-20-2018 08:48 AM
  15. EMGSM's Avatar
    I'm not picky about messaging so I use stock. I like having the numbers and letters all in one place so for now I'm using stock keyboard.
    11-20-2018 10:11 PM
  16. DamianP's Avatar
    I love Gboard and messenger especially now with the new web interface. I can even use a chrome app on a second personal phone to check work texts.
    11-21-2018 11:42 AM
  17. angiejones720's Avatar
    I'm using stock messaging app, but use SwiftKey keyboard app.
    11-21-2018 06:50 PM
  18. lcs101's Avatar
    Another Textra and Gboard user.
    11-21-2018 08:32 PM
  19. edubb256's Avatar
    For years I've used GBoard, but the stock keyboard has improved a lot in the past year. I've gone back to using the stock keyboard. I use the stock messaging app and also MightyText so I can set text messages from my computer and tablet.
    11-25-2018 09:25 AM
  20. BuckyBadg's Avatar
    Not happy that you can no longer put a customized background on Samsung messaging. Otherwise, it’s okay.
    11-25-2018 09:35 AM
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