1. lucianus_luciferus's Avatar
    Samsung released an update today for the Messages app that allows us to set custom notification tones for individual threads.
    To assign a custom notification tone for a specific thread you have to open that thread, tap on the 3 dots, tap on notification and chose custom.
    BerryBubbles likes this.
    06-14-2018 04:35 AM
  2. djrakowski's Avatar
    Unfortunately, it'll require a reset of the custom notification tone if the thread is deleted, but it's better than nothing!
    06-14-2018 09:47 AM
  3. eve6er69's Avatar
    This is an awesome option. It is nice to see that there is another option for not having to look at your phone and killing the battery by using this.
    06-14-2018 10:13 AM
  4. mlblack16's Avatar
    I'm not showing there's an update available. what version of the app do you currently have then? I have 50.11.8
    06-14-2018 04:19 PM
  5. lucianus_luciferus's Avatar
    Mine shows 5 0 21 18
    06-14-2018 05:22 PM
  6. mustang7757's Avatar
    you can download it at APK mirror if don't want to wait for the roll out
    BerryBubbles likes this.
    06-14-2018 07:58 PM
  7. krisqz's Avatar
    I'm not showing there's an update available. what version of the app do you currently have then? I have 50.11.8
    It's on Galaxy Apps.
    06-14-2018 11:44 PM
  8. BerryBubbles's Avatar
    Samsung released an update today for the Messages app that allows us to set custom notification tones for individual threads.
    To assign a custom notification tone for a specific thread you have to open that thread, tap on the 3 dots, tap on notification and chose custom.

    you can download it at APK mirror if don't want to wait for the roll out
    Oh Thank You Lucianus & Mustang! My Message App was still at the factory version, 5.0.00.136. When I checked for updates the response was 'The latest version is already installed.' I guess it just ignored the nine updates after 5.0.00.136. It also didn't show up on my s9+ in Galaxy Apps. I downloaded version 5.0.21.18 from APK mirror. Love the new notification feature. Thanks for the all the info!
    mustang7757 likes this.
    06-15-2018 12:19 AM
  9. chanchan05's Avatar
    Unfortunately, it'll require a reset of the custom notification tone if the thread is deleted, but it's better than nothing!
    That's because it's linked to the thread, just like how Google Messenger has it. The old version of the contact notifications by Samsung got broke in the Oreo update when Google altered the way notifications are handled by the OS itself, making the old code by Samsung unusable. The old version has the notification tone dictated by the contacts app, not the messenger app. Samsung thus removed the feature.

    I'm guessing, but maybe they tried to find how to implement the old way back but can't find any so they just went with the same method other SMS apps do it (on a per thread basis).
    BerryBubbles and Ry like this.
    06-15-2018 12:22 AM
  10. djrakowski's Avatar
    I'm guessing, but maybe they tried to find how to implement the old way back but can't find any so they just went with the same method other SMS apps do it (on a per thread basis).
    Probably true.
    06-15-2018 07:03 AM
  11. medic22003's Avatar
    or you can just use textra or something similar to set them and be done
    06-15-2018 10:12 AM
  12. UdiBerry's Avatar
    06-15-2018 10:17 AM
  13. chanchan05's Avatar
    or you can just use textra or something similar to set them and be done
    The problem I found with Textra and Samsung phones moving forward is that you can't use Enhanced Messages by Samsung using Textra. This is basically going around MMS and uses Samsung servers to send full res photos and vids. Unless you're in the US, in which case the carriers disable this. I'm not. So LOL.
    06-15-2018 10:47 AM
  14. billsterjito's Avatar
    Yikes
    I'm still way back on 4.411.1
    App says it's up to date
    06-15-2018 11:30 AM
  15. mlblack16's Avatar
    Weird, I can't get this update for some reason. And you can't just search for apps like messages or always on display in Samsung Galaxy App Store. They will not show up.

    I'm on Verizon, so this isn't surprising at all.
    06-15-2018 08:52 PM
  16. Denisew 1972's Avatar
    you can download it at APK mirror if don't want to wait for the roll out
    Thanks for this... never knew this existed before. Wish we could update the security updates this way.
    mustang7757 likes this.
    06-17-2018 12:55 PM
  17. mustang7757's Avatar
    Thanks for this... never knew this existed before. Wish we could update the security updates this way.
    No problem
    Yeah I wish that as well...
    You'll find cool APK on there
    06-17-2018 04:38 PM

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