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  1. sfla99's Avatar
    Hi all,

    So I have been using Google messenger on my edge and sent an imagine to my wife who is on an iPhone and when I saw what was delivered it was terrible in terms of quality, as if it was compressed to 20% of its original quality.

    I switched to the default messenger that Samsung provides and while it's better it still seems off, any ideas? Maybe Textra?

    Thanks!
    03-14-2016 09:56 PM
  2. dpham00's Avatar
    I usually just send images via email
    03-14-2016 10:14 PM
  3. itsnotmeitsyou's Avatar
    Hi all,

    So I have been using Google messenger on my edge and sent an imagine to my wife who is on an iPhone and when I saw what was delivered it was terrible in terms of quality, as if it was compressed to 20% of its original quality.

    I switched to the default messenger that Samsung provides and while it's better it still seems off, any ideas? Maybe Textra?

    Thanks!
    No, MMS size limits are put in place by the carriers. My wife and I use a shared cloud folder on Google Drive for pictures of the kids, etc.

    Otherwise data messenging apps such as Hangouts, WhatsApp, etc. will have higher image quality.
    03-14-2016 10:59 PM
  4. lyingfromyou's Avatar
    I was gonna suggest Dropbox... I guess Google Drive is the same difference
    03-15-2016 05:02 AM
  5. mush10's Avatar
    What iPhone are you using and what carrier?
    03-15-2016 06:24 AM
  6. rkkeller's Avatar
    Use email.
    03-15-2016 08:15 AM
  7. sfla99's Avatar
    I was using a 6s+ on att, I have had plenty of android phones especially last year, GS6, GS6 Edge, Note 5, G4 and I do not recall this being an issue but maybe I just never payed attention to it
    03-15-2016 08:24 AM
  8. mavrrick's Avatar
    Or an actual IM Client that can send files.

    Something like Hangouts, BBM, or Skype. This is why text needs to go bye bye. The data payload limits are horrible.
    03-15-2016 08:26 AM
  9. elder_shawn's Avatar
    This is driving me nuts since my note 4 had no problems sending out higher quality images and videos. I can't find a setting anywhere to decrease the crazy compression.
    03-22-2016 11:44 AM
  10. jb_bryant's Avatar
    You guys who are talking about compression because it's MMS don't know what your talking about. The Google Messenger app compresses if you use the quick select drawer fort pictures. If you go into these actual picture drawer you'll see that pictures send in normal quality like most other messaging apps (like Textra).

    I found this post looking to see if anyone knew if there was a way to fix this in the filesystem.
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    05-20-2016 06:36 PM
  11. chanchan05's Avatar
    Yup. On Android the closest thing to iMessage that's natively supported is Hangouts. It works exactly like iMessage, using an IM client to send videos and pictures, then works with SMS and MMS. I have no idea why Google bothered to come up with Messenger and not use this as the default in the first place.
    05-20-2016 07:43 PM
  12. Mahender Shahani's Avatar
    I use a app called shareit use that download that on your android and iOS device and you good to go.
    05-20-2016 10:05 PM
  13. Wizzy's Avatar
    Hangouts definitely compresses the images as well. To get original quality, I always email them.
    05-21-2016 08:57 AM
  14. NexusGirlX's Avatar
    Hangouts definitely compresses the images as well. To get original quality, I always email them.
    This is what I do.
    05-21-2016 12:58 PM
  15. dpham00's Avatar
    I just email or use Google Drive or whatever for original quality
    05-22-2016 09:40 AM
  16. tengtengvn's Avatar
    Google Photos. Create a shared album. Both of parties can add pictures to the album.
    05-22-2016 10:19 AM
  17. jb_bryant's Avatar
    You guys are responding to a general MMS image quality issue without acknowledging the issue at hand. The Google Messenger app compresses photos and other apps don't. This is before standard MMS compression comes into the mix
    05-22-2016 10:30 PM
  18. Kevin OQuinn's Avatar
    You guys are responding to a general MMS image quality issue without acknowledging the issue at hand. The Google Messenger app compresses photos and other apps don't. This is before standard MMS compression comes into the mix
    Wait, how do you know that? MMS has a standard and messenger should be adhering to that.
    05-22-2016 11:08 PM
  19. chanchan05's Avatar
    You guys are responding to a general MMS image quality issue without acknowledging the issue at hand. The Google Messenger app compresses photos and other apps don't. This is before standard MMS compression comes into the mix
    Uh, no. Google Messenger is just a front end for inbuilt messaging service. Whatever SMS app you use, pictures will be compressed for MMS sending.
    05-22-2016 11:54 PM
  20. jb_bryant's Avatar
    Because I tested it. I sent the same screenshot from Google Messenger, Textra and the HTC messenger apps. From my HTC 10 to a friend's HTC 10. He did the same from his to mine. The ones from Google Messenger were severely pixelated and the others weren't. There's a thread on Reddit confirming the same.

    Test it out yourself.
    05-23-2016 03:51 AM
  21. jb_bryant's Avatar
    Read this. Someone also posted examples.

    https://reddit.com/r/nexus6/comments...essed_and_low/
    05-23-2016 03:58 AM
  22. jb_bryant's Avatar
    You can also see the compression looking at what you sent within the app on your end. In addition, it seems like the compression is a lot worse when you use the quick access picture tray vs. opening up the full picker.
    05-23-2016 04:14 AM
  23. chanchan05's Avatar
    Oh well. Maybe you should just use a different app then.
    05-23-2016 05:22 AM
  24. jb_bryant's Avatar
    That's what I'm doing. I was just hoping to use Messenger because I like the interface best.

    In case you still think I'm making it up, I tested by texting the same screenshot to my email address. I actually found the fast picker in messenger to compress less than the full photo picker so I had it reversed.

    Textra:


    HTC Messenger:


    Google Messenger with fast photo picker:


    Google Messenger with full photo picker:
    05-23-2016 06:15 AM
  25. chanchan05's Avatar
    Try ChompSMS. Made by the same guys at Textra, but I prefer the looks of it and had more features.
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    05-23-2016 10:11 AM
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