This app is very good, probably one of the best I've used. It's highly customizable and will definitely meet the needs of most users. Just wish the dev would add the capability to modify the background with colors, patterns and pics... Update: Still using this app, just can't find another that I enjoy using as much as I enjoy Textra. However, still no ability to modify the background! Can't figure out why! ! !
I gotta say I LOVE the new improvements – custom contact colors and dark mode in the evening are all nice touches along with smooth performance and various functions. This surely is the BEST SMS app in the market. Suggestions: custom backgrounds; swipe – delete messages and move to trash; & archive – or – messages received today in a separate block above the rest. :) 👊🏻👍🏻
Outstanding application. There is so many good things to say about Textra but my favorite thing is the new ability to decide the placement of the ads. Also I want to say that it's lightning fast - even on older hardware. I would recommend this to anyone who wants an SMS application that is fast, easy to use, and extremely versatile. The user interface just makes sense to me; everything is right where I want it to be and does exactly what I expect it to do. I wish I could give more stars because these guys really deserve it.
I'm not sure what all the fuss about this app is. I guess if you're interested in customizing text messages it might be okay but I'm looking more for basic features missing from most texting apps. The deal-breaker and the poor rating for this one are mostly because it provides no real extra features over standard apps and I cannot even open a contact by clicking on the name or icon of the person in the text message. A important oversight.
I found this app 2 years ago when I switched from iPhone to android. All the Android messaging apps would split long messages into multiple texts which was quite frustrating. This was the only one I found where I could write long texts and it would stay contained in 1 message. It's really straightforward and easy to use. I can add contacts, images, gifs and more easily. It has a really great interface. I very much recommend this app.
My review has not really changed since last time, except that maybe the only thing missing is RCS support. Previous review : This texting app is fast, simple (but with a lot of features) and beautiful. I really enjoy it so far and it's way better than Hangouts or Google Messenger for texting and MMS.
✔ NEW FEATURE: Complete flexibility in configuring Notification Buttons as well as Notification Gestures (Tap and Clear). See Settings > Customize Notifications > Define Notification Actions. These are also configurable per conversation as well (long press a conversation, dotdotdot, Customize), so for example, you may configure a DELETE button for certain conversations, like incoming bank messages.
✔ Bug fixes.
Texting from your PC, Mac, or Tablet, using your Android phone # (SMS & MMS)