Textra SMS

Contains adsIn-app purchases
427K reviews
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About this app

Textra is an alternative to your stock SMS/MMS app (that came preinstalled on your phone). So, whether you're looking for a faster experience, better customization options, more color or just a specific feature (like scheduling a text in the future) you've come to the right place.

Feature rich, notably 180+ material design theme, bubble & app icon colors. Light, dark, black, night & android screen modes, multiple bubble styles, scheduled (future) SMS & MMS, send delay, slide to delete, slide to call, quick snap camera, multi-select picture gallery, quick reply SMS popup, awesome MMS GROUP messaging, quick voice memos, endless GIFs, 21 text sizes, multiple font options, message blocker / blocklisting, pin-to-top, automatic video & picture compression, support for iOS reactions, iOS emojis & heaps more!

Customize your preferred theme & bubble colors, signatures and notifications (icon shape, sound, privacy, reminders, and muting) per conversation as well.

Get all the latest Android, Twitter, JoyPixels & iOS style emojis including diversity (skin tone). Just pick your preferred emoji style and express yourself!

NEW: Added support for Reactions (also known as Tapbacks) received from iOS Apple devices. So, for example instead of seeing an incoming message saying: Loved "See you at 9pm", you'll now see a love heart emoji superimposed on the message you sent. Just like on iOS devices, Facebook Messenger etc. You can also send reactions!

NEW: Copy Partial Text tap a bubble to check out this great new feature that allows you to copy any part of the text in a bubble!

It's pretty special; try it, tell your friends, shout from the treetops, but most of all enjoy it.

Fully compatible with Pushbullet, MightyText, Android Wear and Android Auto (car) for enhanced notifications and quick reply.

All Textra features are free forever. Occasionally you'll see an ad, or you can choose to make a once only in-app purchase to remove ads forever.

Support, Knowledge Base & Feedback @ https://textra.uservoice.com

Simple. Beautiful. Fast.
Updated on
May 24, 2023

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
No data shared with third parties
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This app may collect these data types
Device or other IDs
Data is encrypted in transit
Data can’t be deleted
Independent security review

Ratings and reviews

425K reviews
David White
May 31, 2023
The absolute best text messaging app for Android with all the features you need, a clean UI and solid support! Not only is this a terrific app, they actively update it with new features and they support it as well. Recently I traveled to Italy and the app was having an issue addressing texts to my "home" area code. I notified support and they had the problem fixed the very next day!
3 people found this review helpful
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May 31, 2023
Thanks for the kind updated 5 stars and review David!
Logan R. Martin
May 7, 2023
The best messaging app I've tried. There is a decent amount of customizability, and the ability to use the new message format allows for adding a few reactions to people's messages. The ads pop up at the top row of the inbox, and are pretty easy to ignore. I wish there was more visual customizability, like background color options, and more reaction variety, but overall this is an excellent messager.
29 people found this review helpful
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May 8, 2023
We've forwarded your feedback to our developers. Thank you for taking out the time to send us your suggestions Logan!
jeff s
May 28, 2023
Buggy and unreliable at times. Update: Textra has been mostly reliable over the last few months. I have had to reinstalled because it just stopped working. It worked well for a long while in 2022, but now seems to be buggy. I verified that all apps and the system were up to date. I have exchanged a lot of messages in the time that I had it, and the features are superior to "Messages." but to have it quit randomly is unacceptable. I am giving it another try. It has been less than a week is down.
47 people found this review helpful
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May 28, 2023
Hello Jeff, did your problem get resolved? If not, we are here to help you! Please do let us know at help@textra.me, thanks.

What's new

✔ Bug fixes