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  1. PsychDoc's Avatar
    I love Google Messenger. Works flawlessly and it has a beautiful layout with plenty of customization. Tried Textra. Really wanted to love it but I fount it flawed. Uninstalled.
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    04-08-2016 10:24 AM
  2. anon(826501)'s Avatar
    So I really dislike the stock Samsung messaging app so I downloaded Google's generic bare bones messaging app, the issue with that is, at times it really bogs down and nearly locks up the phone from all the lag in some cases. It will always lag and nearly lock up the phone if say i'm browsing on Chrome and a text comes in, the phone will stutter for a few seconds and it's not fun at all when it's a group message going and i'm getting multiple texts.

    I know this isn't just how it's supposed to be, none of my previous phones did this. Anyone have any suggestions on the best messaging app? Or could the issue be something else? The rest of the phone works flawless, I can multitask to my hearts content without a single hiccup.

    Thank you!
    04-08-2016 10:45 AM
  3. FlyHigh365's Avatar
    I use Textra. Best one. Lots of customization.
    04-08-2016 11:06 AM
  4. FlyHigh365's Avatar
    I personally don't like tetra's pop up reply box it takes up the entire screen and is ugly. Google messengers quick reply is so nice
    You can disable that pop up and download another from the play store.
    04-08-2016 11:07 AM
  5. Almeuit's Avatar
    I do have Textra pro (from buying ChompSMS long ago) -- I think I may give them a try again. It has been a long time since I have switched from Google Messenger.
    04-08-2016 11:15 AM
  6. popkurn611's Avatar
    You can disable that pop up and download another from the play store.
    How you do that?!
    04-08-2016 11:18 AM
  7. anon(470989)'s Avatar
    Try Signal.
    +1 for Signal. The UI is very similar to the google messenger app, has a dark theme option, and has encryption built in.
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    04-08-2016 11:38 AM
  8. brava27's Avatar
    Textra without question
    04-08-2016 12:00 PM
  9. Theot's Avatar
    Textra for me.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    04-08-2016 12:04 PM
  10. DrGiggleFr1tz's Avatar
    Definitely Textra. Reminds me of a app I used on a jaikbroken iPhone.
    04-08-2016 12:08 PM
  11. Mike-Mike's Avatar
    So I really dislike the stock Samsung messaging app
    curious, what is it you don't like about it? I actually really like it. i just wish it had a "mark as read" option like Textra
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    04-08-2016 12:27 PM
  12. Andrew Read1's Avatar
    I use stock but only because I like the fact you can schedule when to send a message

    Posted via the Android Central App
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    04-08-2016 12:28 PM
  13. Almeuit's Avatar
    Gah you people making me try Textra again ... It is installed and setup. Going to fix it a go over the weekend .
    04-08-2016 12:52 PM
  14. echo_808's Avatar
    My old default was GoSMS. Had to switch since to get it to work with T-Mobile, it required to turn off WiFi to download MMSs. Then went to stock Samsung. Liked it til they got rid of the ability to turn on/off group messaging on each text. Now im on Google's messenger. No issues so far.
    04-08-2016 02:19 PM
  15. Almeuit's Avatar
    Okay .. One thing I already do not like about Textra. It wakes the screen up when getting a message whereas Google Messenger stays off.
    04-08-2016 02:51 PM
  16. Wildo6882's Avatar
    Okay .. One thing I already do not like about Textra. It wakes the screen up when getting a message whereas Google Messenger stays off.
    Can't you turn that off? Haven't used it in awhile, but you used to be able to turn that off.
    04-08-2016 03:15 PM
  17. scott_0's Avatar
    I used to love handcent, until I tried Textra last year, it is amazing!
    04-08-2016 03:21 PM
  18. Almeuit's Avatar
    Can't you turn that off? Haven't used it in awhile, but you used to be able to turn that off.
    Not seeing an option. If I can turn it off within Textra that would be great.
    04-08-2016 03:36 PM
  19. Wildo6882's Avatar
    Not seeing an option. If I can turn it off within Textra that would be great.
    Hmmm, guess I'll have to look when I get home.
    04-08-2016 03:40 PM
  20. f308gt4's Avatar
    Not seeing an option. If I can turn it off within Textra that would be great.
    Yes, you can turn it off via Textra. I started using textra after message+ (verizon) on my phone started to turn the screen on when I received a text.

    Setting/customize notifications/Wake up Screen.
    04-08-2016 03:40 PM
  21. Almeuit's Avatar
    Yes, you can turn it off via Textra. I started using textra after message+ (verizon) on my phone started to turn the screen on when I received a text.

    Setting/customize notifications/Wake up Screen.
    OMG you're right. WOW I feel really dumb .. I looked right over it multiple times . Well.. now I may love this thing.

    Thanks f308 .
    04-08-2016 03:45 PM
  22. PsychDoc's Avatar
    I gave Textra another try and it's not bad. But there is one thing that drives me crazy about it. When you scroll down to the last message within a conversation it automatically pops up your keyboard. I hate that. If I want to type something all I have to do is tap in the message box to get to my keyboard. Does anyone know if there's a way to turn off or disable this "feature?" It's driving me nuts.
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    04-08-2016 04:09 PM
  23. MartinMPL's Avatar
    I don't get those issues with Google's Messenger. Try reinstalling I guess.

    As it happens, I don't think Google "do scrolling" well. Chrome is janky, so is Google+ etc, but nothing that locks up as you described.
    04-08-2016 04:30 PM
  24. PsychDoc's Avatar
    Well, I looked and looked and there seems to be no way to turn off that annoying Textra feature that pops up the keyboard whenever you scroll to the bottom of the screen. That's a deal breaker for me so I uninstalled it again.
    04-08-2016 06:32 PM
  25. Vivek31's Avatar
    Signal messenger. It's the only secure option we have.
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    04-08-2016 06:56 PM
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