1. regi7's Avatar
    Android messages works so much better but Samsung messages looks so much better.
    cgwillard likes this.
    09-22-2017 10:10 PM
  2. cgwillard's Avatar
    Yes it is terribly disappointing. No gif messaging.
    09-22-2017 10:16 PM
  3. SDTRMG's Avatar
    I use yaata
    09-23-2017 02:36 AM
  4. krishnansasikumar's Avatar
    That's where the strength of Android lies. If you don't like something, get an alternate app
    badcat, Ev C, Alan Sims and 1 others like this.
    09-23-2017 03:54 AM
  5. Ev C's Avatar
    Android messages works so much better but Samsung messages looks so much better.
    My brother in law and I were talking about this yesterday. He just got the note 8. He likes Samsung messages too but also wants gif support. So what he did was use the app pair feature on the note 8 and paired Google messages and Samsung messages. Now when he opens multi window with app pair he can have google messages in one window and Samsung messages in the other and switch back and forth easily when wanting to use a gif. Seems fragmented but it works.
    F_Benitez and cgwillard like this.
    09-23-2017 07:18 AM
  6. badcat's Avatar
    I had been using Textra for quite awhile but decided to try Messages. I like it, mostly for the theme support. I might switch back at some point but for now I finding it pretty usable.
    09-23-2017 09:33 AM
  7. justnivek's Avatar
    I love the stock message app BUT the way notifications come in is a deal breaker for me

    1. its to quick to leave 2. its tiny 3. it doesn't show the whole message

    I've been using textra for a while now and its pretty good but man do I miss the themes support.

    The app stock messaging app was flawless on my S6
    badcat likes this.
    09-23-2017 11:02 AM
  8. gernerttl's Avatar
    I'm on Verizon and use Verizon Messages+. It is better than both the Android and Samsung texting apps. There is even a Windows version so you can have messaging on your desktop/laptop/hybrid. I'm pretty sure you don't need to be a Verizon subscriber to use it.
    09-23-2017 02:34 PM
  9. Wopback's Avatar
    I tried them all! Love sending GIFs. Found Textra and Gboard as a great combination...
    cgwillard likes this.
    09-23-2017 07:44 PM
  10. HULKchampion's Avatar
    I, too, wished the stock message app would display the text fully when in arrives such as my LG G3. What made the G3 a bit more pleasant was the ability to swipe left or right to each text messages to view/response and not limited to 3 message like our S8 series.
    09-24-2017 02:42 AM

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