1. eric002's Avatar
    Does anyone know what the difference between sending out a message as an MMS or a chat is? I'm a bit confused and no one can really directly answer this question in other forums either. Thank you.
    08-09-2017 11:09 AM
  2. Almeuit's Avatar
    Does anyone know what the difference between sending out a message as an MMS or a chat is? I'm a bit confused and no one can really directly answer this question in other forums either. Thank you.
    What do you mean "or a chat" ?

    There really isn't a big difference if you're just texting for sending as MMS vs. SMS except for the character count. SMS can only handle so many characters (that is why sometimes you get "split" messages from people) whereas MMS is basically like sending a mini-file so it all comes as one.
    08-09-2017 11:15 AM
  3. eric002's Avatar
    I'll show you. I'm sorry. I mean when sending out a group text I understand MMS is not just for texting pictures or videos as for group chats but the application also has a group chat function.
    08-09-2017 11:18 AM
  4. Almeuit's Avatar
    I'll show you. I'm sorry. I mean when sending out a group text I understand MMS is not just for texting pictures or videos as for group chats but the application also has a group chat function. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...a6f92a9e02.jpg
    Ah. Group chat needs MMS otherwise it would text everyone and when they respond it will only go back to the sender (you) versus the group. MMS allows it to have that chat room like feel.
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    08-09-2017 11:36 AM
  5. eric002's Avatar
    Okay so from my understanding, when I want to send the group chat out should I click the chat option or just the MMS option?
    08-09-2017 12:05 PM
  6. jhimmel's Avatar
    I wondered the same thing.
    08-09-2017 12:43 PM
  7. eric002's Avatar
    I wondered the same thing.
    Thank you.
    08-09-2017 12:45 PM
  8. Almeuit's Avatar
    Okay so from my understanding, when I want to send the group chat out should I click the chat option or just the MMS option?
    When doing a group it should auto use MMS unless set otherwise... but yes for group messages you want to use MMS so it will act as an actual group where you can all chat.
    08-09-2017 01:29 PM
  9. eric002's Avatar
    When doing a group it should auto use MMS unless set otherwise... but yes for group messages you want to use MMS so it will act as an actual group where you can all chat.
    Ok, fair enough, that part I also understand, but then what's with the Chat option then?
    08-09-2017 01:32 PM
  10. Almeuit's Avatar
    Ok, fair enough, that part I also understand, but then what's with the Chat option then?
    That part I think is for people who are also using Verizon Messaging since it is its own "chat" app.
    08-09-2017 01:33 PM
  11. eric002's Avatar
    That part I think is for people who are also using Verizon Messaging since it is its own "chat" app.
    Well that'd be me. I am using VZW messing since it is its won "Chat" app. What do you mean exactly?
    08-09-2017 01:35 PM
  12. Almeuit's Avatar
    Well that'd be me. I am using VZW messing since it is its won "Chat" app. What do you mean exactly?
    I meant for your contacts using it. Such as say you and I were going to talk and we both use VZW Messaging we could do a "Chat" where it isn't actual text messaging... Or at least that would be my guess.

    If I were you I would just use MMS for groups and text the individuals like normal. That way you will always be able to text people + groups without a hiccup (and also without worrying about what phone they have since all phones now-a-days supports MMS).
    08-09-2017 01:37 PM
  13. eric002's Avatar
    I meant for your contacts using it. Such as say you and I were going to talk and we both use VZW Messaging we could do a "Chat" where it isn't actual text messaging... Or at least that would be my guess.

    If I were you I would just use MMS for groups and text the individuals like normal. That way you will always be able to text people + groups without a hiccup (and also without worrying about what phone they have since all phones now-a-days supports MMS).
    That's also very true. Good point. I mean if the "chat" option just means not having to rely on MMS to relay the group message I guess I am still failing to see a purpose to both options. Now, at first, I thought that the different between MMS and Chat was that when you sent the message out, the application would give you a confirmation only in "Chat" mode that the recipients received the message successfully. I was proved wrong when I saw that feature also in the MMS group chat as well. Thanks for the suggestions so far though...
    08-09-2017 01:45 PM
  14. Almeuit's Avatar
    That's also very true. Good point. I mean if the "chat" option just means not having to rely on MMS to relay the group message I guess I am still failing to see a purpose to both options. Now, at first, I thought that the different between MMS and Chat was that when you sent the message out, the application would give you a confirmation only in "Chat" mode that the recipients received the message successfully. I was proved wrong when I saw that feature also in the MMS group chat as well. Thanks for the suggestions so far though...
    Yeah it is definitely odd. Verizon does weird things :P lol.
    08-09-2017 01:50 PM
  15. eric002's Avatar
    Yeah it is definitely odd. Verizon does weird things lol.
    Okay, so I'm happy to report back that I just hold Verizon customer service and I know exactly the difference between the chat setting and the MMS setting. If you send a message out to people using a chat option, you can add and remove people as an administrator at will. In the MMS sending you cannot add or remove people so whomever you send it to us whom you sent it to. You can't modify it.
    08-09-2017 02:07 PM
  16. Doug Moffat's Avatar
    Been using Message+ for years because of negative experiences with Google and Samsung. Honestly, I understand about 1% of what it does. Way too complicated - - for me. I just do simple texts.
    08-09-2017 07:08 PM
  17. eric002's Avatar
    Been using Message+ for years because of negative experiences with Google and Samsung. Honestly, I understand about 1% of what it does. Way too complicated - - for me. I just do simple texts.
    I'm sorry to hear that. For me I've never had a bad experience with Samsung or Google. I used to have a Nexus 6p and on my older sixth grade and use Android messaging on the time I just like to try different things. On my S8 right now, I use all custom applications that help me out in some way or another.
    08-09-2017 07:10 PM
  18. gernerttl's Avatar
    Well that'd be me. I am using VZW messing since it is its won "Chat" app. What do you mean exactly?
    Ok. Now I'm stumped. I use Verizon Messages and I don't see the chat option. What am I'm missing?
    08-10-2017 01:49 AM

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