I want to use Textra for SMS and Handcent for MMS, because they're both top in each class, respectively. I want to use Textra as if it were the only messaging app. Then when I want to send an MMS, I would open Handcent and sent my picture, video, ect. The problem is when I get any kind of message both apps show a popup and a notification. Textra is set as my default but I'm still getting notifications from Handcent. Can I disable notifications within Handcent and accomplish my goal?

  • Which version of Android are you using. SMS handling changed in Kitkat, I think, so you might want to specify if your OS is Kitkat or not.
    – gunner
    Mar 9, 2014 at 6:16
  • Ice Cream Sandwich Mar 9, 2014 at 6:37

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Got it, went snooping into Handcent messaging settings and turned off pop up and notifications.

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    Glad that you figured it out. Kindly mark your solution as answer.
    – k1chy
    Mar 10, 2014 at 4:44

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