Textra SMS

Contains adsIn-app purchases
4.3
431K reviews
10M+
Downloads
Content rating
Everyone
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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
Jun 12, 2024

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
Learn more about how developers declare sharing
This app may collect these data types
Location and Device or other IDs
Data is encrypted in transit
Data can’t be deleted

Ratings and reviews

4.3
429K reviews
Mike W
June 9, 2024
I had to take a star off for the new way to add an image to a message. It was so quick and easy before with one tap. Now it requires more taps on the bottom and top of the screen. Too much finger gymnastics now for what was a simple one-touch. If that gets fixed (or reverted to the old way) my previous remarks stand "Hands down, the best texting app for android"
17 people found this review helpful
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Delicious
June 9, 2024
Thank you for providing your valuable feedback Mike. We will forward to our dev team for their attention.
Jeff M.
June 8, 2024
Been a user for almost 10 years now. It's the first app I install on every new phone I get. It's rare to find such a consistent experience over that many years from one product. Thanks again for your hard work! Edit: not gonna give you a 1 star for the new image selection thing like everyone else, but as others have said, this isn't a good change. Please revert or allow us to select our preference in the options panel. Thank you!
14 people found this review helpful
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Delicious
June 8, 2024
Thank you for providing your valuable feedback Jeff. We have forwarded your feedback to our dev team for their immediate attention.
Dylan Simonson
June 9, 2024
Many years using this app. Overall great. A few issues. Latest update for media selection is way more intensive to select and send photos or videos. Have to click a small dot instead of the photo, then make sure to then also hit the chooae button at the bottom after selecting all the photos. Previously each photo selected automatically showed up in the text to be ready to send. This is seriously irritating.
9 people found this review helpful
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Delicious
June 9, 2024
We've forwarded your feedback to our developers for your immediate attention Dylan. Thank you for taking out the time to send us your feedback.

What's new


✔ Improved media selection controls in the + panel, which now allows tapping a thumbnail to view full screen (image, GIF or video) and allows selection and swiping through gallery in this mode.
✔ Updated and improved video playing controls in Textra when viewing a video in the + panel, message bubble or in the Media screen).
✔ Improved CCPA Consent Compliance.
✔ Bug fixes.

Note: The minimum API for Textra is now API 25 (Android 7.1).