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General Text Deletion

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by stacelev, Dec 28, 2009.

  1. stacelev

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    does anyone know how to delete certain texts from a thread in an easy manner instead of having to delete a whole thread??
     

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    Are you using the default SMS or Handcent or Chomp? I dont really know about the default SMS but on Handcent or Chomp you push and hold the specific message you want deleted and it will come up in the options.
     
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    i would think it would be the same for the native app...
     
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    I think what "stacelev" is asking for is a multi-selection method followed by a "delete selected", rather than opening up messages one by one and deleting them individually. Sort of the way that Gmail works online: you "mark" individual messages, and then "delete marked". You are still selecting messages individually, but there are fewer button-pushes and less overall delay.

    Since stacelev didn't say what SMS app he/she was using, it's kinda hard to know, although it is safe to say that this functionality doesn't exist in the currently-released default (HTC) SMS app.

    eu1

     
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    thanks. that is what i am asking for but i guess there is no easy way to do it.
    should i switch away from the default SMS to one of the other apps? which do you recommend?
    thanks.
     
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    You have to download them and see which one works best for you. I installed chomp and never had the desire to try handcent because I liked it so much.
     
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    what are the advantages of chomp or handcent vs. the default SMS?
     
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    The look and customization ability to fit your needs. The phone is all about you and what you want. You may not like what I like and you may find something that works better for you.
     

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