08-24-2016 08:21 PM
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  1. RockyMin's Avatar
    Just upgraded to Galaxy S7 Edge and it's my first android phone. I only see Verizon's and Samsungs apps for SMS/Texting installed. Is one of these better than the other? Or is there something better I should be using? Thanks.
    03-16-2016 05:58 PM
  2. wxman2003's Avatar
    I use Google messenger. Verizon's Message+ is good because you can also download that for your computer, ipad, etc. So you can seamlessly text from any device or computer. The problem with Message+ is the multiple repeat entries for each contact.
    03-16-2016 06:02 PM
  3. RockyMin's Avatar
    I use Google messenger. Verizon's Message+ is good because you can also download that for your computer, ipad, etc. So you can seamlessly text from any device or computer. The problem with Message+ is the multiple repeat entries for each contact.
    Thanks. But I don't really text all that much and really only need to use it on my phone. Guess I'll try out the Message+ then.
    03-16-2016 06:05 PM
  4. dpham00's Avatar
    Only the stock messaging apps will show on AOD
    03-16-2016 06:08 PM
  5. RockyMin's Avatar
    EDIT: Double post. Sorry.
    03-16-2016 06:09 PM
  6. SprintFun's Avatar
    I decided to give Message+ a shot and its really quite good to my pleasant surprise. I have used Textra in the past but I am happy with Message+!
    KPMcClave and fsfty like this.
    03-16-2016 06:50 PM
  7. Mike-Mike's Avatar
    People on forums seem to love that Verizon app, I could never get into.

    I had Textra on my Nexus 6 and my V10, but for now I am sticking with stock Samsung Messages.

    Part of my brain thinks that I leave as much Samsung stuff as I can on here the phone will work better

    Posted via the Android Central App
    03-16-2016 06:53 PM
  8. MizWylie's Avatar
    Textra. Used it on my GS6, Note Edge, Nexus 6P, and LG V10. It's basic, it's customizable, and the only thing I don't like is it doesn't work with the People Edge or the AOD.

    Posted from the S7E Chrome™ on Big Red
    KPMcClave likes this.
    03-16-2016 07:08 PM
  9. sushiguy732's Avatar
    I decided to give Message+ a shot and its really quite good to my pleasant surprise. I have used Textra in the past but I am happy with Message+!
    I've been using Textra and curious as to why you prefer message+.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    03-16-2016 07:11 PM
  10. SprintFun's Avatar
    Feels like it's more customizable than tetra with chat bubbles/etc, textra only changes the color scheme if I remember right. When linking to a website it puts a preview of the site in the text. I like the other tabs that keep pics, links, audio etc so you can reference it later. Group messaging each person has a different color bubble so it's easier to tell who is who. The cross-device functionality is really cool too. I'm not a textra expert so maybe some of that is on there too. Once I figured out how to make texts pop-up over the active screen I didn't see a reason to go back.
    macklearn likes this.
    03-16-2016 08:53 PM
  11. macklearn's Avatar
    Feels like it's more customizable than tetra with chat bubbles/etc, textra only changes the color scheme if I remember right. When linking to a website it puts a preview of the site in the text. I like the other tabs that keep pics, links, audio etc so you can reference it later. Group messaging each person has a different color bubble so it's easier to tell who is who. The cross-device functionality is really cool too. I'm not a textra expert so maybe some of that is on there too. Once I figured out how to make texts pop-up over the active screen I didn't see a reason to go back.
    Guy, if you are looking for web based chat app. The following site might help you chatWING
    04-05-2016 10:25 AM
  12. Mike-Mike's Avatar
    i tried Message+ again yesterday, and I just can't get into it. Went back to stock.
    04-05-2016 12:02 PM
  13. Bencurt's Avatar
    just tested the chatwing app builder and can confirm the app wizard available makes it straightforward to create an app. nice feature, the app supports Google admob ads so you can display banner ads and make money.
    08-17-2016 06:34 AM
  14. briannamarie91's Avatar
    I was using textra as my samsung stock messages is not great with group chats all the time . Its unreliabls . Sometimes it works other times it doesnt. I tried to have verizon/samsung tell me why it says my apn settings are off ONLY the samsung app but works seamlessly on every app and then just accepted that it didnt work lol (i group message every day) so after being suggested to use verizon message+ i ended up loving it and Uninstalled textra. Its super convenient with the nav bar and works great and causes less battery drain than textra i think. I miss the pop up messages though. I hated verizon messages at first bc i thought any preinstalled app from them was the devils work lol but then realized its actually great and works awesome with other devices etc. Google messenger is my other goto. Also Google just announced a new messenging app similiar to imessage for google users. I preregistered for it. Blanking on the name but if u check mkbhd twitter he mentions it
    MaryS910 likes this.
    08-17-2016 12:19 PM
  15. underway99's Avatar
    I miss the pop up messages though.
    You can turn on popups in Message+. Go to SETTINGS and scroll down to ENABLE POPUP.
    briannamarie91 likes this.
    08-17-2016 04:29 PM
  16. briannamarie91's Avatar
    thank you !
    08-17-2016 05:03 PM
  17. ronin_cse's Avatar
    Been using facebook messenger as my SMS app for awhile and I quite like it. As an added bonus it actually shows up on the AOD as well
    08-17-2016 05:11 PM
  18. fsfty's Avatar
    Can you get just a banner pop up on the lock screen instead of the message preview using messages+? I tried disabling the preview and it still happens.
    08-17-2016 05:49 PM
  19. mlblack16's Avatar
    YAATA is an app in the play store I recently found. The customization is insane. I went ahead and donated to the developer to unlock the additional options, but the standard version is still loaded with options as well.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    08-17-2016 05:53 PM
  20. underway99's Avatar
    Can you get just a banner pop up on the lock screen instead of the message preview using messages+? I tried disabling the preview and it still happens.
    It looks like it. You have to enable popups first, then you can choose to enable the popup over the lock screen.
    08-17-2016 06:26 PM
  21. MaryS910's Avatar
    Loved the look of Textra but it's horrible on group chats with iphone users and I missed a lot of family updates.
    08-18-2016 09:33 PM
  22. YMarkY's Avatar
    Loved the look of Textra but it's horrible on group chats with iphone users and I missed a lot of family updates.
    Agree with the group chat issues. What are you using now?
    08-18-2016 10:50 PM
  23. drufranco's Avatar
    Currently switched to Facebook Messenger (have tried all the popular texting apps) for all my messaging. I like their pop up chat head notification feature. (plus now everything is all in one app for me)
    Waiting for Googles Allo to try out next though.
    08-19-2016 09:24 AM
  24. briannamarie91's Avatar
    What happens with the group chat on textra? I don't seem to have problems. I changed the port to 80 cause stupid Verizon doesn't let you change APN settings for Samsung messages so I can't group chat on there
    08-22-2016 09:03 AM
  25. Nyvideo's Avatar
    I have been happy with Textra on all my phones. Probably my biggest reason is if I hot the home button to leave a conversation, when I got back into Textra I'm in the conversation screen and not the last conversation I left. I think that's due to my seeing a msg popup, go into app and am in wrong convo. With Messages + I have to back out of each conversation.
    08-22-2016 10:42 AM
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