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  1. mustang7757's Avatar
    08-03-2019 12:56 AM
  2. evohicks's Avatar
    Not really tried the Google messaging app but I do use the Samsung stock app, it would be a shame to lose it, I've got used to it over the last few years after using others because Samsung got rid of the personalised message tone to each contact, but they brought it back (in a fashion)
    08-03-2019 01:38 AM
  3. j_hansen's Avatar
    I just switched to Google messages the other day because I bought a Chromebook (Asus C434) and to be able to use the text messaging from that I had to set Google messages as default, I'll try it for a while anyway
    08-03-2019 01:56 AM
  4. Bob31464's Avatar
    I use the stock app and with my luck, this'll happen, I'll change to Google's and they'll drop it as they have other apps.
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    08-03-2019 10:47 AM
  5. mgbosshogg's Avatar
    Lol, only went into Google sms messages to see if it had been upgraded to the RCS version. It had. I promptly ignored it and went back to using WhatsApp like the previous 5 years or so.

    Can't believe people still use sms.
    Mike Dee and pizza_pablo like this.
    08-03-2019 11:04 AM
  6. jhimmel's Avatar
    SMS is the only messaging I use for work. Everyone has it, and it delivers messages. Don't really have time, or desire, to check what messaging app people may use. In my area, I have seen zero people using Whatsapp for work - and I communicate with tons of people all day long as a function of my job. For anything more than a short, basic message, it goes through email, which everyone also has and is pretty universally accepted as an official business communication. My wife and I use Telegram though. Some of my friends use FB Messenger. I have also seen some people use Whatsapp in social communication, but not that much. I wound up just deleting it from my phone.

    Lol, only went into Google sms messages to see if it had been upgraded to the RCS version. It had. I promptly ignored it and went back to using WhatsApp like the previous 5 years or so.

    Can't believe people still use sms.
    08-03-2019 03:56 PM
  7. evohicks's Avatar
    I use SMS in between breaks at work because I turn off internet while I'm working, does my head in notification after notification while I'm working!
    08-03-2019 04:15 PM
  8. mgbosshogg's Avatar
    Yeah. On my work devices it's email only. Even for the shortest of messages.

    But I don't know anyone who doesn't use WhatsApp anymore. As sending pictures or videos via sms is just too expensive.
    SMS is the only messaging I use for work. Everyone has it, and it delivers messages. Don't really have time, or desire, to check what messaging app people may use. In my area, I have seen zero people using Whatsapp for work - and I communicate with tons of people all day long as a function of my job. For anything more than a short, basic message, it goes through email, which everyone also has and is pretty universally accepted as an official business communication. My wife and I use Telegram though. Some of my friends use FB Messenger. I have also seen some people use Whatsapp in social communication, but not that much. I wound up just deleting it from my phone.
    08-04-2019 04:06 AM
  9. Brad Bilger's Avatar
    Not really tried the Google messaging app but I do use the Samsung stock app, it would be a shame to lose it, I've got used to it over the last few years after using others because Samsung got rid of the personalised message tone to each contact, but they brought it back (in a fashion)
    Well... THATS a matter of opinion. Most of my messages are group messages and it don't do a DANG thing for them!
    08-04-2019 02:38 PM
  10. pizza_pablo's Avatar
    I like Textra best, but since neither the Google girl nor the Bixby girl will read SMS aloud from a third party app, I use the Samsung Messages app, because it has the pin to top option and Google's does not.
    Why would Google leave this feature out of their SMS app? I bet Google doesn't even know.
    08-04-2019 06:55 PM
  11. mustang7757's Avatar
    I like Textra best, but since neither the Google girl nor the Bixby girl will read SMS aloud from a third party app, I use the Samsung Messages app, because it has the pin to top option and Google's does not.
    Why would Google leave this feature out of their SMS app? I bet couldn't doesn't even know.
    I do like Samsung message , never really gave Textra a fair try but they can't back up like Google message or Samsung? Using the standard back up from phone?
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    08-04-2019 06:58 PM
  12. pizza_pablo's Avatar
    I do like Samsung message , never really gave Textra a fair try but they can't back up like Google message or Samsung? Using the standard back up from phone?
    I don't think so. I use SMS BACKUP & RESTORE for that. It backs up calls also, though I've not had any luck backing up both SMS & Calls in one file. I back them up separately and it works like a champ.
    I used it often when I had 4 phones, but I haven't used it in a while because the Note 9 is my only daily driver. 😊
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    08-04-2019 07:04 PM
  13. pizza_pablo's Avatar
    BTW, I checked and Google does not know why their messages app does not have the pin to top option. How silly!
    08-04-2019 07:04 PM
  14. mustang7757's Avatar
    BTW, I checked and Google does not know why their messages app does not have the pin to top option. How silly!
    You know the reason why?
    08-04-2019 07:14 PM
  15. mustang7757's Avatar
    I don't think so. I use SMS BACKUP & RESTORE for that. It backs up calls also, though I've not had any luck backing up both SMS & Calls in one file. I back them up separately and it works like a champ.
    I used it often when I had 4 phones, but I haven't used it in a while because the Note 9 is my only daily driver.
    You upgrading to Note 10?
    08-04-2019 07:15 PM
  16. pizza_pablo's Avatar
    You know the reason why?
    No. Lemme have it.
    08-04-2019 07:15 PM
  17. pizza_pablo's Avatar
    You upgrading to Note 10?
    Not planning to.
    Heck, I'm still on Oreo with no plans to upgrade. 😏
    mustang7757 likes this.
    08-04-2019 07:16 PM
  18. pizza_pablo's Avatar
    I've no experience with this site, but the story is weak. By their own admission,
    Although it has not been confirmed, a post on Reddit has brought this piece of information to light. The post comes from a user who calls himself a Samsung engineer. It has been mentioned that the company is considering ditching its messaging app for Android’s default Messages app. However, there has been no confirmation on the decision yet.
    The article didn't explain how they came to the conclusion that the quoted poster is a developer.
    I think the author of the article is jumping to a lot of conclusions.

    Other than more characters, what are the benefits of RCS?
    08-04-2019 07:20 PM
  19. pizza_pablo's Avatar
    Oh, here is the SMS backup app I was talking about. I forgot to add the screenshot in that previous post.
    Attached Thumbnails Rumors of samsung  using  google  messages instead of its  own-17722.jpg  
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    08-04-2019 07:22 PM
  20. mustang7757's Avatar
    Not planning to.
    Heck, I'm still on Oreo with no plans to upgrade.
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    08-04-2019 07:44 PM
  21. mustang7757's Avatar
    Oh, here is the SMS backup app I was talking about. I forgot to add the screenshot in that previous post.
    I've used that one for my pixel
    08-04-2019 07:45 PM
  22. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    I like Messages for the web app. Cause I would rather leave my phone where it is and reply through my computer.
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    08-04-2019 08:02 PM
  23. mustang7757's Avatar
    I like Messages for the web app. Cause I would rather leave my phone where it is and reply through my computer.
    Good point..
    08-04-2019 08:05 PM
  24. pizza_pablo's Avatar
    It's free and I have had no problems with it.
    08-04-2019 08:11 PM
  25. pizza_pablo's Avatar
    You know the reason why?
    Neither me, nor Google.
    Do you?
    08-04-2019 08:13 PM
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