1. oceanclub's Avatar
    I find the stock Messages app on the S7 to be pretty poor. Despite turning every notification setting to on, I'm still missing text messages as they don't appear on my screen.

    I installed Goggle Messenger. However, when I go to configure it, I get the following message:

    "Change messaging app

    You will not able to use some features of Samsung applications if you set Messenger instead of Messages as your default messaging application. Setting Messenger as your default messaging application may also affect your ability to send or receive messages, in which case Samsung shall not be responsible or liable."

    Is this legal hyperbole or am I really stuck with Messages?

    P.
    03-15-2016 10:16 AM
  2. marlin29311's Avatar
    Total BS. One of the first things I do is disable the stock message app and use Google Messenger. Haven't had any issues.
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    03-15-2016 10:23 AM
  3. Almeuit's Avatar
    I am using Google Messenger just fine.
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    03-15-2016 10:25 AM
  4. msnider23's Avatar
    I've been using messengers since day 1 with no issues at all, probably just Samsung trying to scare users into going with the stock app
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    03-15-2016 11:05 AM
  5. Graphixx30's Avatar
    I'm currently using the stock messaging app. I did download Google Messenger but it wasn't giving the pop-up notification when a new message arrived. For instance, I was using the phone going through my Twitter feed and received a new text message, the icon appeared in the notification bar but I didn't get the pop-up display that appears at the top of the screen. Was there a setting I was missing?
    03-15-2016 12:21 PM
  6. Vanco333's Avatar
    I seem to be missing the enter key in google messenger which seems to be replaced by a smiley key on the S7 edge.

    I tried pressing shift and still don't see the enter key. Any assistance on how to get this to show up?

    Thank You
    04-16-2016 04:22 PM
  7. oneformula's Avatar
    It isn't bs, it is funny

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    04-16-2016 05:02 PM
  8. echo_808's Avatar
    I seem to be missing the enter key in google messenger which seems to be replaced by a smiley key on the S7 edge.

    I tried pressing shift and still don't see the enter key. Any assistance on how to get this to show up?

    Thank You
    have you treid long pressing the enter. i got swiftkey and that's how i need to get the "enter" to work.
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    04-18-2016 08:36 AM
  9. oks10's Avatar
    Not gonna lie. I'm only using the Samsung messenger so it matches my theme... lol.
    04-18-2016 08:54 AM
  10. mew33's Avatar
    hey guys do you see google messenger notifications on the always on screen? I'm not getting em which is the only drawback for me compared to the samsung messenger.
    04-20-2016 05:49 PM
  11. Jaycemiskel's Avatar
    Always on screen only works with Samsung apps
    04-21-2016 12:12 AM
  12. LORD AWAR's Avatar
    Go Settings then Defualt Applications then Messaging App and tick the correct icon
    Go to Application Manager find the Samsung Message App it may or may not allow you to disable it but try it anyway, It may stop it from accidently turning back on after an update!

    Some Carriers have bloatware but I hear Verizons is really good as well but never trust 3rd parties from the app store major Comapines that make phones like ASUS and Samsung are hit or miss with theirs I liked the Samsung one better on my Galaxy S5 compared to the one on my Galaxy S3 but in the end choose Googles for it's speed and pop up Response Window, Ablility to Colour Code my Messenger Windows so I know who is who quickly, Ablity to add subjects and add an Urgency tick thus makes it come up as urgent/priority on the users phone by holding down the send arrow icon!

    If Google Adds wifi/internet support as well as RCS intergration and an Encryption Mode as well and gives us the choice to add backgrounds and change bubble types and adds the Google Assistant it will be a big no Huge rival to stupid Apples iMessenger and Facebooks Messenger App!

    I hear Duo and Google Dialer are going to be merged togeather but that may be on Pixel Phones only or at least to begin with!
    I Hope Google Messenger and Allo merge to create Allo Messenger!
    01-27-2017 11:56 AM
  13. LORD AWAR's Avatar
    Yes in Settings}Application Manager} Messenger (Make sure it is the right one!)}Notifications} Tick/Select/Highlight Allow Notifications, Set as Priority and Previews in Pop-Ups this should fix it for all Samsungs 6 and 6 Edge and up!
    01-27-2017 12:05 PM
  14. LORD AWAR's Avatar
    It is just a scare tactic to keep you using their app yes you will loose Samsung App things like changing wallpaper or text bubbles and choosing to start the song/notification music/sound in the best place rather than the start!

    Over all I switched 6 odd months ago and find Google Messenger to be faster and smoother with a helpful pop up reponse bubble/window for quick replies without having to go into the app althout the popup bubble gives you an option to go into the full app!

    Also if you hold the send button you can add subject titles and even an option to send that perticular text/sms as a urgent/priority messege!

    Google Messenger is also getting RCS/DATA support for some carriers
    01-27-2017 12:15 PM
  15. Frozen Corpse's Avatar
    Does a third party text messaging app work properly on my Gear S2?
    01-28-2017 06:02 AM
  16. Btravelen's Avatar
    I just switched to the S7 edge from a Droid Turbo (the original) that just received 6.0.1 Dang that was a great phone..Though I dislike what Lenovo has done to Moto..The notifications on the lockscreen were so simple on the Turbo. The version of Android on it was pretty close to stock, as I understand.

    I'm still becoming familiar with the Samsung way.. I was having difficulty making the Google Messenger notifications show up with the AOD. I even called Samsung.. Twice.. on extended calls and they couldn't tell me that AOD notifications only works with their apps.. I guess I should have done more research on my own since I've found that notifications, except their own, don't currently work with their AOD but they will when Nougat finally reaches me..
    02-03-2017 12:21 PM
  17. Btravelen's Avatar
    I just switched to the S7 edge from a Droid Turbo (the original) that just received 6.0.1 Dang that was a great phone..Though I dislike what Lenovo has done to Moto..The notifications on the lockscreen were so simple on the Turbo. The version of Android on it was pretty close to stock, as I understand.

    I'm still becoming familiar with the Samsung way.. I was having difficulty making the Google Messenger notifications show up with the AOD. I even called Samsung.. Twice.. on extended calls and they couldn't tell me that AOD notifications only works with their apps.. I guess I should have done more research on my own since I've found that notifications, except their own, don't currently work with their AOD but they will when Nougat finally reaches me..
    02-03-2017 12:21 PM
  18. lizardchest's Avatar
    Does a third party text messaging app work properly on my Gear S2?
    I have an S2 Classic and I use Google Messenger, and the texts come through just fine and I can reply using any of the various entry methods. I do get an error if i try to compose a new message on the watch, though. It seems like you can only reply and not create a new message.
    02-03-2017 12:43 PM
  19. wrich2005's Avatar
    I love Google messenger. I like being able to archive messages. I text so many customers my messaging gets cluttered. It's nice to be able to hide something I don't need and not actually delete it
    02-03-2017 04:40 PM
  20. wrich2005's Avatar
    But it's not as seemless with my s2. It does the job though
    02-03-2017 04:40 PM
  21. popkurn611's Avatar
    But it's not as seemless with my s2. It does the job though
    Textra is very seamless with the s2. I also love Google messenger but it doesn't play as nice with the s2. For instance, MMS picture messages don't show on the s2. It comes through but says "picture"

    On Textra the picture shows on the s2. Even if you get multiple messages from the same person it displays the multiple messages in one view. I like that feature a lot.
    02-04-2017 07:49 AM
  22. Jaycemiskel's Avatar
    Textra is very seamless with the s2. I also love Google messenger but it doesn't play as nice with the s2. For instance, MMS picture messages don't show on the s2. It comes through but says "picture"

    On Textra the picture shows on the s2. Even if you get multiple messages from the same person it displays the multiple messages in one view. I like that feature a lot.
    Thanks for this. Just switched to Textra. I have an S3 and it seemed like every app had some drawback. Don't see any with Textra.
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    02-04-2017 02:11 PM
  23. SemperFiSig's Avatar
    Yes, if you adjust the notifications you can have it work pretty smoothly with your Gear S2.
    02-15-2017 11:44 AM
  24. LORD AWAR's Avatar
    Look in settings under notifications and make sure it is all enabled, Also double check that GM/AM is set as the defualt app first!
    02-28-2017 12:58 AM
  25. LORD AWAR's Avatar
    Three things I want Google/Android Messages to adopt from the likes of Samsung Messenger is the Favorites/Most used contacts that can be scrolled through sideways at the top with images, More support to use media from the phone apps (not just camera, gallery and new audio) like memo, s note, Google Maps and so on so we do not have to try and cut and paste the media, as well as being to selected pre-recorded audio and/or video as currently it only allows us to add new stuff we record while using the app nothing older!

    Some other stuff I would like is the ability to set indiviual wallpapers for each contact and be able to select background colour/'s and visability/transparancy I kinda like the transparent background look you get with the pop up response to Google SMS's (Neon Browser by Opera does somthing similar in allowing you to see the desktop background or whatever else is open on the screen!)
    02-28-2017 01:21 AM

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