Absolutely in love with this app, runs more smoothly than my native messaging app. But just a request, when I get many texts from different people, the individual icons clutter up my notification bar. There's times when it's handy but if you guys could have a toggle option to when you can make the notifications customizable? To choose when it's individual icons and when you wanna group it all together.
Update: Check your MMS settings if you use Wi-Fi calling. I originally tried Textra because I wanted an SMS app with a built-in gif menu and Textra provides that very well. The gifs are categorized in ways that make them easy to navigate and they are updated regularly. I also appreciate the level of customization Textra offers, however I'd like to see a few new text colors like yellow or sepia. Otherwise very clean app, polished. Thank you Textra for working with me to resolve my issue.
I just paid for the app today. It's awesome especially with releasing material design updates that make it interesting.I would definitely recommend it to anyone. But, is there a way to remove the time and date stamps between some conversation bubbles in the chats? I would like the chat background to appear plain with only the conversation bubbles without the time stamps and leave the time and date be accessible only via the swipe-left-in-the-chat feature. It would definitely look simple and minimalistic. Cheers!
Revised: I used this app when it first came out and it was buggy. The developers have come a long way in improving the app. It is a very versital and likable app. Best feature is the receiving person does not need the same app to receive messages. Would definitely recommend to a friend. Initial review: I like the layout but it is buggy. Cant send photos and notification sound is intermittent. Kills battery and lags on receiving messages.
The customizable notifications are better that any other app in the store. I wanted my text messages to show the sender's name on my lock screen, but not the entire message. The stock messenger and hangouts dont have this option, and most of the other apps I tried didn't either. I'll be sticking with Textra for this reason. It really is the most straight forward and customizable SMS app for Android.
I decided to change my review from four stars to five. My first four star review addressed that I would really love to see an option to use an image of my choosing for the background instead of solid colors. The developers took the time to respond and note the suggestion, so I've decided to change the star rating. Of course, I'd still love to see the feature mentioned above. Keep up the good work Textra!
✔ Any third party app that 'counts unread messages' from the Android SMS / MMS database will NOW work with Textra. For example Samsung watches, Blackberry HUB, Fitbits, Car systems etc.
✔ Fixed up missing Emoji. Apologies!
✔ Bug fixes.
Important: In relation to the first point above, you may NOW need to TURN OFF Notifications from other installed SMS apps, via their settings. Otherwise you'll get multiple notifications.
More @ http://inapp.textra.me/changelog
The best free SMS/Text message Android app . Nice experience to send/receive sms
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