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Why is Google Messages so limited in terms of customization/features?

Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by behrprofl, Mar 12, 2020.

  1. behrprofl

    behrprofl Member
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    I like the clean and minimal look of the app but theres very little you can change inside the app. No color changes is a little annoying. Also, you cant change with the swipe function does on a conversation. You swipe left or right and both of them ask if you want to archive the conversation. You cant switch it to have one "delete"? Edge lighting doesnt work with it??? I cant schedule a text?????
     


  2. Dannydet

    Dannydet Extreme Android User

    Yep. That is why I prefer to use Textra instead of Google messages
     
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  3. Mackey69

    Mackey69 Member

    Ditto. Was worth a few dollars for how customizable it is.
     
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  4. behrprofl

    behrprofl Member
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    Does rcs work with textra? What about edge lighting
     
  5. Dannydet

    Dannydet Extreme Android User

    No for both
     
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  6. tube517

    tube517 Android Expert

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  7. behrprofl

    behrprofl Member
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    Man that story is over a year old and here we are..lol
     
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  8. Hadron

    Hadron Smoke me a kipper...
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    Messages lacks customisations because it's a Google app. It's that simple: with Google apps you get Google's choices and you are supposed to like them.

    For me personally RCS is not important: only a minority of the people I message have access to it (some are on networks that don't support it, some use other apps and don't have it yet, some use iPhones and will never have it), and hence it's too hit and miss to use any of its extra features. So I just use regular SMS and use WhatsApp for anything fancier. The upside of this is that I don't have to put up with Google's app. ;)
     
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    tube517 Android Expert

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