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  1. rjack22's Avatar
    I have a S21 phone and a Tab S7 tablet. I want a good texting app that will work on both and sync with each other. I am currently using the Samsung Message app but it leaves a lot to be desired. I am looking for recommendations.

    I had been using Verizon Messages+ and I liked it. But when I switched from Verizon to Consumer Cellular it no longer would work on my tablet although it still worked on my phone.

    I just want a app that I can customize a little bit and that will automatically download pics sent to me.

    What app do you all use?
    04-24-2021 11:44 AM
  2. 20blks's Avatar
    With Google messages, you can open Google Chrome and use the app anywhere. That's what in using myself
    dm3ready likes this.
    04-24-2021 12:16 PM
  3. blackops1125's Avatar
    Next SMS is a great texting app, been using it for since the Samsung s4.
    04-24-2021 06:35 PM
  4. Hardhat Harry's Avatar
    TEXTRA messaging app. Fully customizable. NO ADVERTISING.
    04-25-2021 09:14 AM
  5. jhimmel's Avatar
    Google Messages - on my phone when in the field, and on my PC when in the office.
    dm3ready likes this.
    04-25-2021 07:25 PM
  6. notacoach's Avatar
    Another vote for Textra - great app.
    Larry 609 likes this.
    04-25-2021 09:18 PM
  7. blackops1125's Avatar
    Yea Next SMS, also fully customizable and no ads. I have setup saved since galaxy s4.
    04-26-2021 03:20 AM
  8. rjack22's Avatar
    I looked into using Textra, however it is not available for download on my tablet. Must not be compatible. I'll take a look a Next SMS. Keep the suggestions coming.
    04-26-2021 05:52 AM
  9. Morty2264's Avatar
    I switch between Samsung Messages, Google Messages, and Textra (pro version). All are great but my favourite at the moment is Google Messages.
    Jona005 and dm3ready like this.
    04-26-2021 06:03 AM
  10. marzfreerider's Avatar
    I use Samsung messages and BBM Enterprise. I like BBM for the control over the messages (retracting/timed) lots of privacy options.
    Morty2264 likes this.
    04-26-2021 09:10 AM
  11. Armeniandave's Avatar
    Favorite is google messages but because I use a Samsung watch
    I use Samsung messaging app. It integrates better with the watch.
    Hopefully one day Samsung will make google messages the default
    here in the USA and I can switch permanently.
    Morty2264 likes this.
    04-26-2021 10:16 AM
  12. Morty2264's Avatar
    I use Samsung messages and BBM Enterprise. I like BBM for the control over the messages (retracting/timed) lots of privacy options.
    I LOVED using BBM. I still think that was the most intuitive messaging platform out there.
    20blks likes this.
    04-26-2021 08:32 PM
  13. rjack22's Avatar
    It seems that many messaging apps, such as Textra and Google Messages are not compatible with a tablet. I can get them for my phone but they are not available for my tablet. So I guess I will have to stick with Samsung Messages. Its pretty basic and not customizable , but at least it works on both of my devices.
    Thanks everyone for the suggestions.
    Morty2264 likes this.
    04-27-2021 10:51 AM
  14. Morty2264's Avatar
    It seems that many messaging apps, such as Textra and Google Messages are not compatible with a tablet. I can get them for my phone but they are not available for my tablet. So I guess I will have to stick with Samsung Messages. Its pretty basic and not customizable , but at least it works on both of my devices.
    Thanks everyone for the suggestions.
    What kinds of customization are you looking for? Samsung's Messages app will let you customize the background/wallpaper and even your text bubbles. It will do individual notification tones for different contacts, as well.
    04-27-2021 09:24 PM
  15. rikken's Avatar
    And with Samsung messages you can pin conversations to the top.
    04-28-2021 01:25 AM
  16. Kizzy Catwoman's Avatar
    A good app for using with a tablet is pulse sms
    04-28-2021 02:44 AM
  17. YankInDaSouth's Avatar
    A good app for using with a tablet is pulse sms
    Forgot about Pulse! Paid for the lifetime membership way back when but haven't used it in a very long time (currently using Google Messages). From what I remember about Pulse, it should be a good option for what the OP is looking for ... Good call Kizzy!
    04-28-2021 04:52 AM
  18. MotorMike2020's Avatar
    Another vote for TEXTRA !! flawless for years. Great features and custom settings.
    04-28-2021 05:56 AM
  19. rjack22's Avatar
    I can customize with Samsung Messages? Huh? I didn't see a way to do it. I just want to change colors and text bubbles. That's all. I'll take another look but I've looked at Samsung Messages many times and didn't see a way to change those things.
    04-28-2021 06:03 AM
  20. haf_2021's Avatar
    Estoy como ustedes, un poco dividido, pues me gustan dos: Google SMS y Samsung SMS
    04-28-2021 09:27 AM
  21. gendo667's Avatar
    I'm currently using Google Messages for RCS purposes. Once Textra uses RCS I'll be going back.
    DJM626 and dm3ready like this.
    04-28-2021 09:30 AM
  22. Rose4uKY's Avatar
    Only one person I text with RCS works with so I think I am going back to Samsung. I think on Samsung though once a conversation thread is deleted you have to set up your text tones again. It's not an option under contacts like it used to be. But I have a couple tones that I transferred over from my S10 Plus and on here they don't work no sound it's weird. I kind of like Samsung and am going to try using it again. I used to only use it cause of matching theme and same with keyboard but I haven't put a theme on here since I've gad this phone. A theme messed up my S10 plus once and I had to do a reset.
    04-28-2021 12:01 PM
  23. dm3ready's Avatar
    I used Textra for many years and loved it... Until RCS became available AND the ability to access my texts in a browser screen... So now I am hooked on Google Messages and am very pleased due to the productivity it allows me.
    04-28-2021 05:38 PM
  24. forestinjersey's Avatar
    Telegram, WhatsApp, Google Messages, Signal. Most of my contacts are iPhone users, so I use whatever their preference is outside of iMessage.
    04-29-2021 05:21 AM
  25. rjack22's Avatar
    I don't see any way to customize Samsung Messages. All I wanted was to customize colors and text bubbles.
    04-29-2021 06:07 AM
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