1. TextMeMaybe's Avatar
    Also, what setting does everyone use?
    10-25-2018 05:21 PM
  2. mary beth hale's Avatar
    Where are you seeing that?
    10-25-2018 06:51 PM
  3. TextMeMaybe's Avatar
    Tap the 3 dots in the upper right corner, Settings/Chat settings
    10-25-2018 06:56 PM
  4. mary beth hale's Avatar
    I don't have that on my unlocked S9+. Maybe carrier related. Sorry, can't help.
    10-25-2018 08:09 PM
  5. TextMeMaybe's Avatar
    Interesting. I don't even find anything on Google. It gives 3 options when you tap "select default messaging type", automatic, text/multimedia msgs, and chat messages.
    10-25-2018 08:41 PM
  6. cdigga101's Avatar
    What carrier r u on? Seems to be RCS related
    mary beth hale likes this.
    10-25-2018 11:08 PM
  7. Gayle Lynn's Avatar
    If you don't have a 2nd app for messages, then you won't see option to change, such as yse Google Android Messages or Textra.

    Settings : Apps : 3 dots : "Default Apps" to choose one.

    Browser should have Chrome and Samsung Internet (and beta is s good one to dl and install).
    10-26-2018 12:53 AM
  8. TextMeMaybe's Avatar
    I'm with Sprint.
    10-26-2018 12:39 PM
  9. Rukbat's Avatar
    Default messaging type probably refers to SMS or MMS - although it might be something coming in RCS and the choice is already there but it doesn't do anything yet.
    10-26-2018 12:41 PM
  10. TextMeMaybe's Avatar
    I have the Facebook message app too. I have the Samsung messaging app set as default.
    10-26-2018 12:42 PM
  11. cdigga101's Avatar
    It's RCS. Sprint has it running on their network. If u and the other person have Sprint, select Chat and it'll communicate thru RCS (Chat). If u and the other person r on different networks, it'll communicate thru sms/mms.

    I'd leave it on automatic. One time I was texting a friend thru Chat (we both have Sprint), and I hadn't heard from them in a while. I checked the messaging app and it said failed to send due to no data connection. I pressed resend and it went thru. Later I went thru the settings and selected an option that read if Chat doesn't send, use sms/mms automatically. So the next time if a Chat txt doesn't go thru cuz of no data connection, it'll automatically send it using sms/mms network connection
    mary beth hale likes this.
    10-26-2018 04:49 PM
  12. BeastMode20's Avatar
    Should it be put on automatic? It shows "chat" right now.
    Which is best?
    02-28-2020 01:12 PM

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