Is it possible to make the downloaded SMS application, "Google Messenger" save just part of a thread in a text conversation on my Moto E Android phone?

Example: I'm chatting back and forth with a friend, a long thread, a long conversation. In one comment bubble, my friend gives me an important address that I want to lock and save, but I want to delete the rest of the thread (all the other bubbles).

I used to be able to do this on an older android phone. It had a different sms app. I don't remember what that app was, but I could delete my entire inbox with the exception of specific comments/bubbles on which I had put locks/saves.

My current phone model number is Moto E (2nd Generation) with 4G LTE.

OS is lollipop 5.1 (I think)

  • Please add OS version and the SMS application you are using-whether stock or downloaded – beeshyams Feb 7 '16 at 4:33
  • My operating system number Legal. My SMS application is messenger (Google Messenger) downloaded. – hwhinnen Feb 8 '16 at 0:24
  • I meant OS VERSION like KitKat, lollipop etc denoted by 4.4.2 or 5.x.x. you will find that information in settings→ about phone . Edit your question to reflect that so that it is visible instead of searching in comments – beeshyams Feb 8 '16 at 1:03
  • Thank you for your help beeshyams. I appreciate your efforts. I ended up scrapping google messenger and using an app called textra instead. It is working great for me. I am very technologically challenged. I appreciate anyone who is willing to try and help a luggernut like me :) – hwhinnen Feb 8 '16 at 19:34
  • Oh, and I think my OS is lollipop 5.1 Does that sound correct? – hwhinnen Feb 8 '16 at 19:50

I think you've answered your own question in your post when you said that you used to be able to do this, but had a different SMS app.

This function, as far as I know, is app specific. I am able to lock messages using ChompSMS on Android 5.0.

Try different SMS apps and see which is best for your needs.

  • Thank you Verdant Drift. Your response was very helpful. – hwhinnen Feb 11 '16 at 5:51

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.