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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by thathaway, Mar 5, 2021.

  1. thathaway

    thathaway Lurker
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    I have the Google Pixel 3a and have rarely had problems with it. My biggest contention is, of course, texting non-Android users. I was able to get around the SMS breaking into separate texts by long pressing the send button and typing a space into the subject bar that popped up. However, a few nights ago my phone updated and now when you long press, it only offers you to schedule a text. Anyone know another way on Android 11 to not make texts break up after 140 characters? Thanks!
     



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  2. ocnbrze

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

    what text messaging app are you using?
     
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  3. thathaway

    thathaway Lurker
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    Just the standard Messages app built into the phone.
     
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  4. Hadron

    Hadron Smoke me a kipper...
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    I've never had texts break at 140 characters, and I've never long-pressed on anything. Admittedly I also don't use Google's Messages app, so it might be worth trying a different app, though SMS should be SMS regardless of what app you use.

    When you say you have this problem when texting "non-Android phones" is that a code for iPhones, or does it include dumbphones as well?

    The subject line mentions MMS, and some apps have a setting to send long messages as MMS. If Google's app doesn't have that then it's definitely worth trying a different one (the apps I've used in the last few years, which included Textra, Chomp and QKSMS, all have that). Though I'll note that I've never used this option (SMS are free, MMS are **** expensive with my carrier, so I don't use MMS for anything ever).

    For the record I'm using a Pixel 2, currently Android 11.
     
    #4 Hadron, Mar 5, 2021
    Last edited: Mar 5, 2021
  5. lion7718

    lion7718 Android Enthusiast

    I've never had that problem either...but I do receive some that way for iPhone users sometimes.
    Join the Beta for messages & use RCS.

    BTW: using Signal as of late.
     

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