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Graywolfman
Asteroid

Please Allow Other Messenger Apps

Since Google is rolling out RCS on Android messages I am using that, now. Unfortunately, Android messages does not work with the Galaxy watch. Other watches are able to do so, so I would love to be able to use third-party - or even Google main - apps with my watch. Please update the watch software to do so!

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KurtisBMusic
Cosmic Ray

Re: Please Allow Other Messenger Apps

What do you mean by Google Messages doesn't work with the watch? You can't read the messages or reply to them or what?

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useral7edx3Qwj
Astronaut

Re: Please Allow Other Messenger Apps

Google Messages don't sync to the watch. 

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Graywolfman
Asteroid

Re: Please Allow Other Messenger Apps

The watch only allows the usage of Samsung Messages. When you set it to Android Messages and try to access your messages, it pops up a warning asking "Make messages your default messaging app?" Each and every time. You can send messages and view the latest one via a notification, but outside that you can't read any messages you have received on the watch. Other smart watches let you change from the default, so this is a basic feature miss for me and other that I know and have the same watch.

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Samsung Care Ambassador

Re: Please Allow Other Messenger Apps


@Graywolfman wrote:

The watch only allows the usage of Samsung Messages. When you set it to Android Messages and try to access your messages, it pops up a warning asking "Make messages your default messaging app?" Each and every time. You can send messages and view the latest one via a notification, but outside that you can't read any messages you have received on the watch. Other smart watches let you change from the default, so this is a basic feature miss for me and other that I know and have the same watch.


I use Textra with no issues at all. 

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Graywolfman
Asteroid

Re: Please Allow Other Messenger Apps

Samsung support has stated they do not support Android Messages work the Galaxy Watch. I will forgo using my watch for texting to keep the RCS, a.k.a Chat, functionalities that Android Messages now provides. I still think it's a miss that Samsung doesn't support Android Messages since it is the app that Google makes for their own operating system which Samsung uses.

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gherman222
Asteroid

Re: Please Allow Other Messenger Apps

I can use Google Messages on my Galaxy Active watch.

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