Google's Messenger App Issue

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The new google messenger app does not display emergency alerts. I have the LG V10 and im using the default app and i see an amber alert in it but in the google messenger app it isn't there. anyone else experience this issue?
 

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That's interesting that you get Amber Alerts through your stock messaging app. I believe all Android phones can get Amber Alerts as an Emergency Cell Broadcast, which is separate from any messaging app. Do you not have that option, or do you have a preference for seeing these alerts in a messaging app?
 

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for some reason on the LGV10 they come thru the messenger app. i had a nexus 5 and i would also see them in my text messenger app. i checked the settings on the phone and they are turned on. but for some reason on the google text messenger app they dont show. In the stock app theres a setting for emergency alerts. on googles messaging app theres no setting for emergency alerts.
 

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Ok, I see that also in Hangouts (which I use as my SMS app), under Settings>SMS>Wireless Alerts.

I just installed Messenger to look myself. I found in its Settings>Advanced menu, there's a Wireless Alerts option. That takes me to the emergency cell broadcasts. Do you see that?
 

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