1. eric002's Avatar
    Wanted to share this application with everyone here. I've tried all of the third-party texting applications in the Play Store Chomp, Textra, GO SMS, Verizon messaging Plus. The problems I had with Chomp and Verizon messaging plus is that you can send out GIFs with them. Secondly, since both Chomp and texture are made by the same developer delicious I also don't see why Chomp SMS can't send out a gif either! Textra can. The only issue that I have a textra was that it's not as highly customizable as Chomp is for theming. I figured I would start researching it online and I found this application called YAATA. As pretty good reviews in the Play Store the only thing that I can see that's a little high is the amount of RAM memory and utilize but for the men of customization it offers I really don't care that much. SMS MMS go through fine with this application and it's got chat bubbles which are really sweet. I just wanted to share this with everyone. Attached I included a screenshot of the application in the Play Store.
    09-20-2017 02:58 PM
  2. SpookDroid's Avatar
    You can also use themeing apps like Substratum if you want to still use Textra for the features but find it lacking for themeing.
    09-20-2017 03:06 PM
  3. eric002's Avatar
    Unfortunately though, substratum requires root access. Admittedly, I haven't rooted my Android phones and years since I've had only Nexus phones. Thanks for the suggestion though.
    09-20-2017 03:08 PM
  4. SpookDroid's Avatar
    Not on Sammy phones. At least that's their claim.
    09-20-2017 03:21 PM
  5. eric002's Avatar
    I'll give it a try and report back thanks again for the suggestion.

    Well, thank you for the suggesting substratum. And informing me that it doesn't require root for Samsung devices. I did pay for a theming engine for translucent user interface. I did not even realize that the top status bar is for network connection and time to change color as well! That is just really awesome! I now truly have a custom Galaxy S8. So sad I'm even changed up my navigation buttons when I tap on it it's the stock Galaxy S8 buttons but the look and feel of them are all Google pixel buttons which is pretty cool. And check it out...
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    09-20-2017 03:21 PM
  6. masseurca's Avatar
    Handcent SMS is another choice.
    09-20-2017 04:25 PM
  7. eric002's Avatar
    You're right, Handcent is another option. The problem is that I don't think Hanson was able to send the gifts either. There was an issue that I had with handcent but thank you for your suggestion.
    09-20-2017 04:28 PM
  8. SpookDroid's Avatar
    Wow, those are some really vibrant navigation bar colors haha
    09-20-2017 05:35 PM
  9. sweetypie31's Avatar
    Trying Yaata out. It's pretty cool.
    09-20-2017 05:35 PM
  10. eric002's Avatar
    Well thank you so very much! Again, I do now call it a custom Galaxy S8. Still tweaking it but it looks sweet.
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    09-20-2017 05:38 PM
  11. SpookDroid's Avatar
    Get custom widgets with apps like Zooper and you can take things even further.
    09-20-2017 06:02 PM
  12. eric002's Avatar
    Awesome thanks so much!
    09-20-2017 06:20 PM
  13. SDTRMG's Avatar
    question? anyone using yaata get the chat head (kind of live Facebook) feature to work. can't seem to get it working on my s8+
    09-28-2017 01:41 AM
  14. chanchan05's Avatar
    question? anyone using yaata get the chat head (kind of live Facebook) feature to work. can't seem to get it working on my s8+
    You can use this app to get chatheads for any messaging app including whatsapp, textra, etc

    09-28-2017 01:44 AM
  15. Wopback's Avatar
    If you're looking to send GIFs with Verizon messaging, then use the Swiftkey keyboard....my favorite combo is still Textra and gboard
    09-28-2017 07:58 AM

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