This app seems to have gotten better. I used it on my Galaxy SU because I enjoy everything Google, so I wanted it over the default app. Then it started to not function properly and I started missing peoples' messages. They just weren't coming through unless I reboot my phone, even though other apps worked just fine. Now I have the OnePlus5T and the default app works just fine but, it doesn't allow me to add Bitmoji or gifs. Just the stock emojis and photos. Weird. Anyhow, I installed this app once again to give it a 3rd chance and it has been working just fine... For now. Nice app so far.
A lot of enhancements have been implemented following my last review and very impressive ones too. I particularly like the way the app handles SMS delivered on a dual SIM device where a reply will be sent through the SIM it was received on. One thing I would like added is the ability to change the theme. It would be cool to have an adaptive theme. An effect, built-in, something similar to that of the LG G6 keyboard. Otherwise this is still a great app with highly appreciated improvements.
Was fine until the update. Now messages disappear. This is the number one reason I take all apps off auto update. The only reason this app is updated is because I had to factory reset my phone. Other wise, I would still have the older unbroken version which is fine for me. Prime example of someone over thinking and trying to do too much.
These issues still exist: It'd be great if I could distinguish between read & unread messages. Unread threads should be bold or have some indicator. And I can't receive MMS when my phone's data is disabled but I'm connected to Wi-Fi. That still needs to be sorted out.
I think it's a good app, very good at sending and receiving regular SMS messages. It won't allow me to send or receive MMS messages. If someone wants to send me a pic I have to redirect them to WhatsApp. Also, sometimes I'd like to email a text conversation to myself so I can save it but it doesn't allow you to. Fix that please.
It is MUCH better now. It may be that I have a Pixel 2 now, but still. Almost all of the bugs have been resolved or happen much less. It could use improvements to make it more customizable and feature filled like the other messaging apps. Group messages still needs improvement and the timestamp for messages needs to be when sent rather than when received, or maybe both. But overall it is very good. The minimalist feel is nice and with a few more tweaks it would be great!