I've been using Textra for about 3 months. My Messages app starting lagging because of all the texts I have, so I was looking for a new one. I liked Messages, and I just wanted something equally as simple. This exceeded my expectations. I love being able to customize the appearance of each conversation, because I love having a different color for each of my friends. All the options available in this app are easy to use, and the speed is much faster than my laggy Messages app. After a month of ad-free texting, I decided to spend the few dollars to go without ads forever, because it was worth it to not have ads for an app I use so much. I recommend this app to all my Android-using friends.
So much better than Message+! I have a Note 5 and this works much better than my original messaging app. Textra is so much more efficient than any of those other apps out there! If you're having trouble with your current messaging app, switch to Textra! It's free and so easy to use! I don't know what I'd do without it!
This is my favorite messaging app ever. There's so many customizations you can do - from colors to personalizing each contact's colors and text tones, to how the messages pop up, to how and when to send. You can even choose how many sms messages you want before it converts to mms, which allows you to send long texts, which is very convenient. I have NEVER paid for an app, but I did for this one and I don't regret that decision. BTW this is my honest, unbiased, personal review. - D.
I'd love to see the icon removed from the notification area when quick compose is turned on. It's great to be able to pull down and reveal the very useful shortcut, but now I keep thinking I have a new SMS, so I've turned that off. I'll miss it. Feature request: split group messages, so that the message appears in the thread of each recipient, instead of a group thread?
It's been a year since I am using textra, this app is simply the best messaging app ever available on play store. I know many people say this always but it's real. So many customization, colors per contact (my favorite feature), a beautiful night theme, customizable notifications and sounds make this app simply the best one. I paid for the pro user to happily support the developer. It just lacks a sms backup feature and then no apps would not even come close to it. Keep up the good work dev. Thanks for a quick reply. Would love to see the backup feature in one of the next update ☺️
I can't express how much I love this app through here. It's just freaking great and no one should think twice about getting this app at all. The biggest most appealing feature are the emojis from iOS. I have a lot of friends with iPhones and this app shows them. It's not jumbled up emojis that aren't correctly translated like on other message services.
✔ For weblink pre-rendered 'snippets' we no longer display those for sent messages (you know what you sent).
✔ For weblink pre-rendered 'snippets' we only display them for http and https prefixed URLs.
✔ Added support for icon badging on the latest SONY phones.
✔ Improved Android O support.
✔ Bug fixes.
#1 Messages & call ID app used by millions, with lots of great custom options
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