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Samsung vs Google text messaging app

(Topic created: 09-17-2022 05:56 AM)
Natey
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I've always used the Samsung text messaging app on my Galaxy.
I switched to the Google app, and now I can send pdf file as attachment. The Google app also spam-filters those annoying spam text messages I get daily.

Anyone know what the Samsung app can do that the Google app can't?
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user365170tdJ15
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Considering Samsung has made Google Messages the default chat app starting with the S22 series, I'd say that suggests the future of Sammy Messages 🙂

Sammy Messages also has an extreme limit on number of users in a group chat.


You can also use Google Messages using a browser on a desktop or laptop
210loki
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U can swtch the default also
210loki
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Thats the thing with samsungs u can switch back in forth to google r samsung settings what sucks haveing to update play store stuff and samsung stuff sepratly
Lily60
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I am curious, too, I have Google as well.
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I would use Google Messages, but it doesn't have theme support. I love having my phone themed, with most things matching. So, I've stuck with Samsung Messages. But I fear that the end of Samsung Messages is near 😔😮💨👎🏽. Or they'll take away theme support like they did with Samsung Email.
Natey
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The Google Messaging app does a much better job of auto-detecting spam.
Not sure if it reports it to "7726", or just to Google.

But the Google app does not appear to have the ability to forward texts to another number (like "7726").
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mickeyray
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How do you forward a text?
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Natey
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With Samsung Messaging, you long-press on the text body of the message. It pops up a menu, and Forward is one of the options.

I typically Forward spam messages to 7726.
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Natey
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Correction: The Google app can forward texts. Long press on message to highlight it, then the Forward option is available on the menu at the top (3 dots)
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