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How to increase the height of the SMS text data entry window?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by HerrimanCoder, May 1, 2021.

  1. HerrimanCoder

    HerrimanCoder Lurker
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    When I am composing a lengthy text message (really anything over about 50 characters), the available height of the tiny little data entry window is way too small and I can't find any way to increase it. I have PLENTY of screen real estate and I'd like a way to temporarily double or even triple the height of the data entry box. Again, I only ever need this when typing a text more than 50 chars, otherwise it's fine. When the amount of text I'm composing exceeds the available space in that little data input, I cannot easily review what I have written, and scrolling up and down within that is a huge pain.

    As a software engineer and mobile app developer myself, it seems like the easiest feature in the world to have a little plus/minus icon that would expand or shrink the size of that input. Yet it doesn't seem to exist, and google searches all talk about changing the font size, which I don't need. The same exact issue exists in messaging apps such as GroupMe and WhatsApp.

    I am using "Messages" app by Google on my Galaxy S21+.

    Is there any way to do this?

    #1 HerrimanCoder, May 1, 2021
    Last edited: May 1, 2021

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  2. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!

    what text messaging app are you using?
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  3. Dannydet

    Dannydet Extreme Android User

    Try installing a different messaging app, such as Textra, which I use. It's completely customizable and gives you what you are looking for
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  4. HerrimanCoder

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    "Messages" by Google.
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  5. HerrimanCoder

    HerrimanCoder Lurker
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    I installed Textra and I'm loving it so far. Thanks for the tip!
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The Samsung Galaxy S21+ 5G release date was 29 January. Features and Specs include a 6.7" inch screen, 64MP camera, 8GB RAM, Snapdragon 888 or Exynos 2100 processor, and 4800mAh battery.

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