Which one do you use for text messages??

What do you use for texts?


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joeldf

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I thought the one on the left is strictly Google's messaging app, and the one on the right is strictly Samsung's messaging app. Competing text messaging apps that do the same thing.

They each have different features and handle RCS messages a little differently depending on your carrier.

I don't use either. I use Textra myself.

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I thought the one on the left is strictly Google's messaging app, and the one on the right is strictly Samsung's messaging app. Competing text messaging apps that do the same thing.

They each have different features and handle RCS messages a little differently depending on your carrier.

I don't use either. I use Textra myself.

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Its Google/Samsung collaboration app that's now default , google does have its own The icon does look similar but doesn't follow the one UI theme
 

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I think I use the one on the right. What are the tangible differences between them?
The one on the right is Samsung, if your on carrier firmware version you will have RCS but the one to left has iphone reactions which Samsung doesn't and few other goodies
 

Serkle K

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On my device, the one on the Left is strictly Google. It has all the RCS features, which are nice to have. But I like the little bit more customization of the Samsung Messaging app. Custom backgrounds, grouped tabs, and AR emojis that Samsung has on the devices. I may dabble with Google Message here an there, now that I see them both on this device.

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I thought the one on the left is strictly Google's messaging app, and the one on the right is strictly Samsung's messaging app. Competing text messaging apps that do the same thing.

They each have different features and handle RCS messages a little differently depending on your carrier.

I don't use either. I use Textra myself.

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I used to use Textra at 1st it was Handcent I think it was called and than I loved Textra. But I though with Google if you made a specific text tone for someone it stayed even if you deleted the thread but I noticed the other day it didn't. I did used to love Textra though but I like Google and how I can do the emoji thing and like or heart a reply kind of like i phone people I guess.
 

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Starting with my Galaxy s5 & moving forward, I used Samsung messages (three dots, right). It had all the features I needed, including text scheduling.

Last year on my s22 Ultra, I moved to the Google/Samsung collaboration (left no dots). I had started receiving a flurry of spam texts & Samsung messages didn't really filter the spam. The Google/Samsung collaboration does a great job in regards to handling spam, so I switched. Also, by then, Google had added the text scheduling feature. I miss some of the features of Samsung messages, but the spam filtering of the Google/Samsung app takes precedent over the bells & whistles of the other.



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Probably in the minority here, lol, but I'm still using Handcent Next SMS. Much more customizable than Samsung and Google text apps, plus does a pop up so you don't miss texts.
 

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Probably in the minority here, lol, but I'm still using Handcent Next SMS. Much more customizable than Samsung and Google text apps, plus does a pop up so you don't miss texts.

I used to have a problem back in the day with handcent when I had it set for pop-up if I was getting a text around the time my alarm was supposed to go off I wouldn't get my alarm it wouldn't go off. It was weird
 

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For me, the app on the left I have installed from PlayStore and for me it seems to actually be called "Messages by Google", from Google LLC, but simply labelled "Messages" at the installed icon on the phone screen. It is the one I normally use on my phone and has the iPhone reaction capabilities built in, plus also RCS (which I don't have enabled). Interestingly, for me the icon of that app as shown in PlayStore is still the older icon, but the icon of the app as installed on the phone screen is as per the pic from the OP.

For me, the app on the right is Samsung Messages, also simply labelled as "Messages" at the installed icon on the phone screen. Interestingly, I can never find that app in PlayStore or in Galaxy Store, but periodically I will get indication that it needs to be updated from Galaxy Store. I sometimes switch to Samsung Messages (Messages by Google doesn't work for me on my Samsung Watch) and I do prefer some of its functionality, but I normally use the Google one.
 

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The Samsung one. I tried the new Google one, but it seemed to be mms and not sms. It just hung on sending for a very long time. Sometimes texts took 15 minutes to go. Also I like the blue dots on the contacts in the Samsung app letting me know who's online and connected.
 

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The Samsung one. I tried the new Google one, but it seemed to be mms and not sms. It just hung on sending for a very long time. Sometimes texts took 15 minutes to go. Also I like the blue dots on the contacts in the Samsung app letting me know who's online and connected.
Never had any of those issues with Google messages.

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The one on the right is Samsung, if your on carrier firmware version you will have RCS but the one to left has iphone reactions which Samsung doesn't and few other goodies
I get a sick satisfaction in knowing my reactions turn into a message as iPhone users' messages did for me all these years...

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