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It has nice RCS/Chat features, and an overall better product, plus you can use it in a browser on a desktop or laptop.
We have read *countless* posts about various issues with Samsung Messages. And we recommend the person give Google Messages a try.
Guess what? Their problem no longer exists. Don't believe me. Go tap on my Post list and go read the outcome.
You're in a beta , so yea, there's gonna be bugs - that's why they need beta testers ... they need a broad audience with different use cases.
If you feel overwhelmed with the beta, withdraw.
A good question is. "why has Samsung defaulted to Google Messages over their chat app?"
That is a good question, and i'd like to know the answer. Perhaps Samsung thought that combined, they would be able to put out a better product and give Apple a taste of their medicine. I'm hoping eventually we will see some benefits from this decision by Samsung. But if they let Google take full control, we will be waiting for a long time.
You can have both Samsung Messages and Google Messages installed and switch between them at will.
Each will display all your current chats. Basically they both read from the same "text database".
Other chat apps are the same. I've installed various chat apps to see how they work and what they offer.
When you fire up a new chat app, it'll take a minute or so, as it's loading up your existing chats, then displays them. Use it for a few minutes, and if you want, exit out, then start up another app and it'll update and show your new chats 👍
And yes, good to see they've defaulted Google Messages starting with S22 line (not shocked 😁)
So can I use google messages on my tablet S7 and text from it just like I can with samsung messages? I was under the impression I needed to use the samsung app to use that functionality? given the recent glitches with group texting and the samsung app I would be happy to make the switch if possible. Also would switching affect my being able to make phone calls from my tablet like I can now?