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How do I send a group SMS with google hangouts? [closed]

I have a Samsung Galaxy S4 on Verizon if that matters. Thanks!
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How to disable message button on lockscreen?

Hello I want to make this button gone, because I installed lockscreen notifications app, but if I disable in messages app notifications it not notificate when I get new message.
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App Permission and Force stop

Hello everybody :) I would be very grateful if you could answer my questions. 1- If the app has as a permission : Read and send text messages (SMS or MMS). Does it include whatsapp and viber ...
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My S4 Mini won't (even try to) send text messages

I tried to send text messages yesterday. When I pressed send, my text disappears from the text field but nothing else happens. The message doesn't appear in the chat log as sent or trying to send or ...
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How can I get the old Emojis or Kik-style Emojis on my updated GoSMS Pro?

Okay, I use GoSMS Pro for my SMS, and I use SwiftKey for my keyboard. GoSMS just updated because of a "copyright issue" with their emojis, and now the only emojis available aren't really ideal for me. ...
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Recover deleted SMS message using Google Backup?

I use Android 4.4.4 & XPeria Z3. Google auto backup service is turned on. Recently I deleted my SMS messages and now I want to recover one particular SMS. Is it possible via Google Backup? If ...
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How to keep Hangouts from adding a “1” before SMS shortcode?

I frequently use SMS shortcodes to get my account balance from my bank. I send a text message to the bank's short code (in this case, 728464), and my bank replies with a text message containing my ...
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Force an SMS to use an Area Code

My brother's phone number requires an area code to send an SMS. I keep getting a message back to use an area code, but I can't find any way to force Android to use it. I'm using 4.2.2
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I want to display the sender's name rather than their contact photo within a text message conversation

I want to display the sender's name rather than their contact photo within a text message conversation. I don't have everyone's contact photograph memorized and I have multiple people with the same ...
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Only vibrate when there are no active notifications

Is there a way to tell android only to vibrate if there are no active notifications? Example: I use telegram messenger, and when receiving a message the phone vibrates. Even so I do not use the phone ...
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HTC Desire 510 Ghost texting

I am having a issue where my phone would sometimes "ghost text" a HTC customer support called it. I think its just heating up when it happens but i'm not sure of the issue. When I text it would ...
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Adjust SMS length limit?

I just bought my new Samsung Galaxy S5. When texting, when I exceed 160 characters it automatically converts to MMS. I have researched the remedy,gone to settings and clicked the MMS Alert to 'on' ...
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What are the technical reasons that SMS is not backed up in a full ADB backup?

When performing a backup with ADB, I use the command: adb backup -apk -shared -all Why doesn't SMS get backed up? Every guide says to backup SMS separately. It seems like that would be the #1 ...
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Attaching contact info in sms message

When I first got my Moto G, I was able to attach contact info in a message. Now that it updated its OS, I can no longer do this. The point is, my "smart" phone got stupid. Really? Are your ...
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How to Backup All of my data in Android(Jelly Bean)?

Is there any way to backup All of my data, by "All" i meaned everything, even messages, IMs(Instant Messenger)'s messages i.e hike, whatsApp etc. i need those data and have to reset/flash my device, ...
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“Error: Invalid Number.” when sending an SMS

I have the 2014 Moto X, running Lollipop. For some contacts, when I try to send them a message, I get an SMS saying "Error: Invalid Number." I have noticed that this happens when I go to compose a ...
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When creating a SMS with Google Search using my voice, Hangouts is not an option for sending

While driving, I may tell Google Search with my voice to "Text ". Google will ask me what the message is, and eventually after completing the required back-and-forth, my phone prompts me to select an ...
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Where is the message center on Moto G?

I have a Moto G and I am not able to send messages, not able to find message centre. Where is the message centre?
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Text messaging so slow it is nearly unusable

I have a Galaxy S5 running 4.4.2. I am trying to send a text message to a certain contact. When I select their name from the list of messages, there is a 30 second delay. While typing, sometimes ...
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Why does Wiko Cink Peax 2 reboot when it receives an SMS containing only '=' (equal sign)?

I have a Wiko Cink Peax 2 and when I receive one SMS with the only character '=' (equal sign), my phone reboots the system. How can I fix it?
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How to turn off auto-capitalization on the HTC One M8?

This is bugging me while texting. I don't see an option to turn it off in the text app's settings, or Settings -> Language & keyboard. Here's the screen when I open settings from the keyboard: ...
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Messaging app (stock) not using full phone number to send text/sms

I am using Android 4.2 Jelly Bean stock Messaging App and the get "message not sent" error whenever I use my contact to send the message. I noticed that the Messaging App might not be using the full ...
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SMS sent contains text from other SMS

I sent an SMS and my contact received only part of the message I sent, to which some text I sent to another contact, a few months ago, was appended. I have proof it happened twice, but here is what it ...
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Is it possible to create 100+ tasker profiles from a spreadsheet?

I'm looking to create multiple tasker profiles that trigger based upon DOB of a client and send a SMS wishing them a happy birthday. That's easy enough, but replicating the same thing time after time ...
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Hello SMS - how can I directly jump to an existing conversation?

I like Hello SMS, but there's something I'd like to be able to do, and seems reasonable, but I can't see how to do it. Conversations are shown via icons representing individual people down the left ...
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Message notifications stuck!

I've had my Moto X (first gen) for a while, I think almost a year Noe, the whole experience has been great but lately every time I open my messaging app I get a "Two messages could not be sent" ...
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Unusual file under Android on SGH-1337M DO_NOT_DELETE

Under Android Folder I have two files Data and DO_NOT_DELETE, within the DO NOT DELETE file are some sub files opening these in notebook shows text conversations from my text messages. Why would ...
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Sim change alert - Unforunately, Settings has stopped

I'm trying to disable the SIM change alert in my phone, but both "Remote Controls" and "SIM change alert" options in my Settings app are crashing it with the message "Unfortunately, Settings has ...
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Messages take a very long time to open

Every time I try to open a message I have to click on the message about 7 or 8 times and it takes anywhere from around 25 seconds to a minute to actually get the message to open. What can I do to make ...
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How to Search within SMSes in Hangouts App?

The default messaging app on Android provides the search feature, which allow users to search within SMSes. But I wasn't able to find Search in hangouts app. (as I have Sms integration with hangouts, ...
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Can't receive WhisperPush Messages on CM11

My Phone runs CyanogenMod 11. I registered in WhisperPush via the Settingsentry and got the verification code. I do have a Google Account, the phone is new and I haven't installed any apps yet. Now I ...
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How to send event appointment via SMS with ability to add it to user calendar?

I want to send event's appointment (date and time) via SMS messages, I want the user to be able to click on it then Android will open the Calendar for them to add this event to their calendar. For ...
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Transfer SMS message history, without Google account

How can I backup and restore SMS message history, and restore on a later Android version — using only the SD card storage? I am upgrading from one device to another: Existing device: Google Nexus ...
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Stop text messages from going into my Exchange account's Inbox

When a text message comes in, the stock email app throws a copy into my Exchange email accounts that are on the phone. I want to turn this feature off but cannot find a setting for it anywhere. I have ...
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Messages remain unread

I have three messages which show up as unread, even after I open them. The messages icon does not show any unread messages, and the message status persists even after I restart the phone. Apparently ...
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Reception of double sms

I have a Samsung Galaxy Mini2 phone, with android 2.3.6. Every time that I recieve a SMS, 10 minutes after the reception I recieve it again. Do you know why?? I have installed only the built-in app ...
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No Default SMS App!

I have a Huawei Honor 3C with android 4.2.2. I can't specify an app as default SMS app. In settings for Messaging (the standard SMS app in this phone) the clear default button is disabled! I turned ...
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Looking for a way to forward SMS messages from a spesific numbers

I'm looking for a way to forward SMS messages received on my phone from a specific number. The problem is that the number is a "service", meaning I don't see a number, I see a name like "AMEX", ...
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SMS not working on Moto G, 2nd gen

I bought Moto G, 2nd Gen. Also got my old sim replaced with new micro sim. Sms on the new phone are not working. Neither I am receiving sms nor my sms are getting delivered. Calls, watsapp, internet ...
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Use Quick Responses with Hangouts' Implementation of Google Voice

Back in the days of the original Google Voice app it was not possible to send quick replies when you're receiving a call through Google Voice. But now that Google Voice is integrated with Hangouts is ...
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No notification sound, even though enabled

My phone doesn't play the notification sound (only vibration) for any app. This is particularly annoying when I get an SMS as I never notice when I get a message. It appears that all notification ...
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How do I reinstate the little number circle onto the yellow text message envelope icon please?

I want to reinstate the little Number Circle that (use to) appear on the yellow text message envelope as its completely disappeared from my Samsung G4, which is annoying!? I receive audible ...
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How to block some SMS, but only allow phone calls?

Hi I have a Samsung Galaxy 2S. How do I block SMS texts of my choice and only allow the phone calls? How do I block certain numbers from texting and not all of them, in other words, but allow the ones ...
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GMail Contacts Synced To Messaging App

On the LG Optimus L90, for some reason all my GMail contacts are synced to my messaging app. If I type a name into the SMS contact bar, emails show up as well. I didn't want those so I went into the ...
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how do I save all my texts before I reset it?

I have an android HTC 660 how do I save all my texts before I reset it? Not for sure how to send to my SIM card
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How can I send a group sms using my google voice number?

I have tried using the google voice app only to find that it doesn't support group SMS, and instead sends an individual text message to each person (which doesn't allow them to reply-all to the group ...
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How to mirror sms and calls to another phone out of country

Is there any app that allows you to use your phone out of country? sorry I don't really know how to word it. the situation im thinking of is like this: your main phone(left out your house and left ...
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Grant access to the phone to additional users

I have a rooted Nexus 5 with multi users enabled (with gravity kk). This is great except when I receive calls or SMS... only the account marked as "owner" receives it. The most frustrating is that ...
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remove extra text when sharing links, etc

Galaxy Note 2 Android 4.4.2 Nowadays when I want to share a link, an image, etc.. and click Share. A bunch of apps that I can use to share pop up. That's good. But recently, My Note is adding extra ...
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Text multiple people on Nexus 5 - KitKat / Hangouts 2.3

I have been unable to figure this out. I have seen multiple instructions online but none of them describe what I see on my phone. I am running the latest KitKat and Hangouts and I want to create a new ...