Messages vs Messenger vs Textra

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Messages came along with the OOS 4.0 upgrade. Is that something from OP or something Google provided for Nougat?

If from Google, what in the world is Google doing? Hangouts, Allo, Messenger, Messages? I mean I like choices, but come on. This is like having 4 flavors of vanilla. What is the differentiation here?

I'll continue to use Textra until I learn what makes these apps tick.

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Re: Messsages vs Messager vs Textra

Messenger is from Google. That's the way I'd stick to mainly for Text messaging as google is rolling out RCS with the Service providers, which as I understand will make Messenger to Messenger the same as using iMessage on iOS. It'll use Data/Wifi to send messages. Unsure about Encryption of messages.

I like Textra while I used it, it was great with lots of options. but I found it to use more battery than it should for a text message app. Unsure about Messages and/or who makes/provides it.

Hope that helps.
 

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Messenger is fine, but I really prefer a dark theme. I have not noticed battery issues using Textra vs messenger. I'll try to pay closer attention.
 

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Edit: well crap, so I can't spell messenger. Will some kind mod fix the title for me please?:-[

Lol. Edit 2: I can't spell messages either. Sigh.

You lazy little devil speedlever! :D

Select... Edit (your post #1) > Go Advanced... then you can edit your own thread title.
 

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The messages app is one plus. Google's texting app is messenger, which is preloaded on Nexus phones and such, and downloadable from the play store.

But the new Messages app is from one plus.

With that being said, I've used Textra from the start and never looked back.
 

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Thanks ironass. I was used to that being a mod only option on other forums I participate in!

Fixed.
 

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The messages app is one plus. Google's texting app is messenger, which is preloaded on Nexus phones and such, and downloadable from the play store.

But the new Messages app is from one plus.

With that being said, I've used Textra from the start and never looked back.

Thanks. I just assumed Google was trying to make their messaging platform even more confused than it already is!

So yeah, I'm still using Textra, but may play some with Messages. It seemed to bring over my text messages just fine.
 

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Google Messenger for me.

I take it from phone to phone and build to build. Simple, clean and has photos of receiver in each conversation so that I can still keep track when I am the worse for wear. ;)
 

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Messenger is fine. But I really want that dark theme. Also, I'm happy to only have the participants pic at the top of the screen. I don't need it beside each text in the conversation. However, I am curious about the potential battery impact a poster mentioned upthread. I haven't Googled this issue yet, but are you aware of any potential issues related to battery usage between the various texting apps? I really haven't noticed anything untoward in that regard.
 

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Textra does have a dark theme but the built-in Messaging also goes to dark if you select the Dark theme for the phone in Settings > Display. Google Messenger does not have a dark theme though.
 

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Yep, that's what I've noticed as well. As much as a dark theme has been requested, I don't know why it's so hard for Google to provide that feature in Messenger.
 

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Messages came along with the OOS 4.0 upgrade. Is that something from OP or something Google provided for Nougat?

If from Google, what in the world is Google doing? Hangouts, Allo, Messenger, Messages? I mean I like choices, but come on. This is like having 4 flavors of vanilla. What is the differentiation here?

I'll continue to use Textra until I learn what makes these apps tick.

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I use chomp. I have tried Google's messenger but all of white.... Oy vey... I want a dark theme for everything. I prefer a well done dark theme than stark hideous white with some accent colors.

Also, I want Google messenger to add send delay settings and the ability to schedule a text message date and time. Chomp gives me dark themes, delay send, and the ability to schedule a text message date and time all in one app. Google's messenger makes me download a separate app to schedule a text message dates and times.
 

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Re: Messsages vs Messager vs Textra

Messenger is from Google. That's the way I'd stick to mainly for Text messaging as google is rolling out RCS with the Service providers, which as I understand will make Messenger to Messenger the same as using iMessage on iOS. It'll use Data/Wifi to send messages. Unsure about Encryption of messages.
Until they cancel it and come out with a new chat product.

I'm on Textra for now, with SMS Backup and Restore to make sure I don't lose anything.
 

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I use chomp. I have tried Google's messenger but all of white.... Oy vey... I want a dark theme for everything. I prefer a well done dark theme than stark hideous white with some accent colors.

Also, I want Google messenger to add send delay settings and the ability to schedule a text message date and time. Chomp gives me dark themes, delay send, and the ability to schedule a text message date and time all in one app. Google's messenger makes me download a separate app to schedule a text message dates and times.



Same; Chomp > Textra
 

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I like the messages app. OP really mean dark mode as it's pitch black!

*edit looks like textra has black theme too. May have to give it a go
 

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I just tried the messages app. It looks nice with the dark theme but it seems quite buggy. I've sent messages that don't appear in the conversation pane, until I close the app and go back in, and I've been unable to initiate SMS conversations with certain contacts deemed invalid by the app that Hangouts has no issue with.
 

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I think I recall trying Chomp years ago, but don't recall anything about it. What makes it the top of your list?
Chomp and textra are from the same developer. Chomp has more personalization options than textra. Textra is a smaller file size.

Chomp has a lot of dark themes to check out.
 

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