No notifications for active text message conversation

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I have a Galaxy S9 on ATT using the default messages app...

Scenario: I'm texting someone and I send a message but don't leave the active conversation screen. I then press the power button to turn off the display while I await a response to my text message. When they do send a response, my phone does not notify me in any way... Seemingly because I'm still in the active conversation (where I guess we don't want notifications when we are actively VIEWING the conversation.)

The same thing happens if, for example, I send a message but instead of turning off the display, it times-out due to inactivity, or I use the switcher to go back to a previously opened app.

Basically, if the active conversation is left open, I will never get notifications for if it even if the next message arrives hours later.

What can I do about this?

Praying to all things good and Holy that there is a setting I'm overlooking and that this is not "by design" without a workaround.

Cheers,

BK
 

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Welcome to Android Central! When you say "default messaging app," do you mean Samsung Messages or Google Messages? Google Messages doesn't give a notification tone if you have the app open to that conversation. Other messaging app (including Samsung, I think have an option to make it audible.
 

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Welcome to Android Central! When you say "default messaging app," do you mean Samsung Messages or Google Messages? Google Messages doesn't give a notification tone if you have the app open to that conversation. Other messaging app (including Samsung, I think have an option to make it audible.
I remember testing this out with message app open it won't notify you within the app but a pop up should appear in status bar