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  1. BoostedRS

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    Just a little background I have an Samsung Galaxy S8 with most updated software and the carrier I'm using is Sprint. I have had this phone since it's initial release and this just started happening recently. To my recollection I didn't install anything, change anything, or do anything to have it start happening.

    I have one friend that I know if and every time we are in a group chat or MMS chat it sends all of these characters which seem like some sort of formatting text. It sends this before as a separate message and then whatever he sends as a text. Below is a screenshot of what happens. It does not happen when I text him individually and not in an MMS format.

    The issue happens in Textra which is my normal texting app as well as the default messaging app. I have attempted to delete the conversation as well as reinstall Textra and it still does it.

    Please help!
     

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    Try a wipe system cache first and see if that helps.
     
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    Just tried it and it didn't fix it.
     
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    Does your friend have an iPhone? Does your friend use a different font?
     
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    He doesn't use an iPhone. He actually has the same phone and has an S8 also. To my knowledge he doesn't use a different font. I tried to send him a message but no response yet.
     
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    I have received some weird stuff similar to what you showed and it was because the person was using some custom font but your friend has an S8 so I have no idea what it could be.
     
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    Did you get yours on both MMS and SMS? Strange thing is I only get this from him in MMS. I get it in every MMS we are in but not in SMS.
     
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    The person actually just updated their phone to the latest software and it fixed the issue. I'm so happy now... it was driving me bonkers.
     
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    Thanks for coming back to let us know! It should help others with the same problem.
     

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