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  1. jaj324

    jaj324 Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Anyone else rocking the new Google Messenger app??

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  2. bjacks12

    bjacks12 Android Expert

    I was not looking forward to it, as I love Hangouts for the integration.

    But damn, i tried it out and it's gorgeous. If they could just port this appearance to Hangouts, I would be one happy dude.
  3. lexluthor

    lexluthor Android Expert

    So few options. No black theme, no popup, pretty much just as basic as you get.
  4. bjacks12

    bjacks12 Android Expert

    It was basically something Google threw together to appease carriers, who do NOT want SMS going through Hangouts.

    I just hope they take this material theme and apply it to Hangouts.
  5. DomingoLewis

    DomingoLewis Newbie

    Google updated messenger with better sharing, number blocking, and more. The new Messenger app brings a shiny new, colorful interface to your messages, along with advanced features like archiving, search, and faster sharing.
  6. Stealthman

    Stealthman Android Enthusiast

    Just downloaded it, I like the simple design and ease of use. Let's see how it goes
  7. Clementine_3

    Clementine_3 Extreme Android User
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    I'm giving a go as well. I hate the different colors, wish that could be changed in settings but I'll see how it goes.

    Lately I've been having trouble getting MMS from my iPhone family in Textra so I'm hoping Messenger at least fixes that.
  8. MLSS

    MLSS Android Expert

    My only complaint so far is the really bright white background that I can't change. I have sensitive eyes and the white makes the app hard to use.
  9. MLSS

    MLSS Android Expert

    I like the design and I don't need to many options so I think it is great from that standpoint.
  10. Clementine_3

    Clementine_3 Extreme Android User
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    The only option I'd like would be the ability to change the bubble color. I don't mind the white background but an option for a dark theme would be good too. Other than that it seems good so far.
  11. jaj324

    jaj324 Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Me too. I like my SMS app to b simple and straightforward. I don't need alot of option. Read, type, send.
  12. MLSS

    MLSS Android Expert

    I had a buddy at work send me back to back mms messages and their was an issue downloading the second message.
    I then switched to the stock app and had him do it again and no problems.
    We repeated it a second time with the same results. So far that's the only issue I have found.
  13. bjacks12

    bjacks12 Android Expert

    I'm done with this new app. It just erased all my messages. Screw this BS, I'm going to stick with Hangouts.
  14. jaj324

    jaj324 Android Enthusiast
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  15. UncleMike

    UncleMike Android Expert

    I've been using Messaging (on my Moto X) since I really don't like Hangouts integration, so I'm giving Messenger a shot, but I'm not a fan of the UI (specifically the text bubbles), or the absence of settings that will automatically prune the message store.

    My dislike is not limited to Messenger though. I don't really like the UI changes in any of the new Google apps. Changes to the Calendar app are the most objectionable, IMO.

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