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Android Messages is Google's official messaging app for texting (SMS, MMS) and chat (RCS).

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Message center number is missing in android 10

I wanna change message center on Android 10 but unfortunately no that option on my Android message app. I wanna change it. When I try to dial *#*#4636#*#*, nothing happens rather than just calling a ...
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Is it possible to disable the GIF browser in Messages on a Moto G Power 2021?

My brother has a Moto G Power 2021 running Android 11 but wants to completely disable the GIF browser in the Messages app for SMS/MMS. I’d tried following various instructions online I could find for ...
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RCS chat on Messages not working

One of my friends also have an Android phone, and ever since we've been texting, we've been using the RCS chat. Recently, I went outside the country, and the chat defaulted to SMS instead. Fine. But ...
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What are the different delivery statuses and what do they mean?

I've seen a number of different status after sending a message, but what are they and what do they mean. Many of these are pretty clear to me what they mean and some not so clear. What I've seen and ...
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I can't join my class group chat because of iPad users who require iMessage [duplicate]

I'm trying to join my class's group chat, but the owner of the chat (on iOS) can't add me. This is because I'm the only person on Android in the group. Normally I would be able to join (via SMS/MMS) ...
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How do I export my text messages from either my Android phone, or from the Android Messages web interface, with the timestamps?

This question is referring to Android Messages. For Signal and WhatsApp, there are either tools (or just copy paste) that allow you to export messages to a plain text file in this format: [2022-01-29 ...
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Only 1 message shows as locked

I have a Galaxy A02s and am using messages by Google as my default messaging app because it uses Rich Comunications by Jibe mobile My phone is a contract phone with Verizon but still keeps getting ...
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Is there a way to stop Android messages from network providers?

I receive ads from my network provider via Android pop-ups: Is there a way to disable it? These messages are extremely annoying, I woke up last night due to the brightness of the screen, as these ...
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Messages on Bluestacks 5

I would like to text from my PC, so have installed Bluestacks and google Messages. Although messages runs, when I try to send a text it says "Not sent, tap to try again" I have set my phone ...
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Android in-built backup to Google Drive: Can I retrieve some of the data, like SMS, myself?

Seems like it saves the data such as SMS/MMS on my Google Drive and encrypts the data with "the phone's screen lock". I guess one can the in-built feature to restore the whole data to the ...
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International area codes suddenly appearing in front of my contacts in "Messages" app

The other day I noticed that the international area prefix "+54 9" had started appearing in front of about half of my contacts in Android's native Messenger app. I can still send and receive ...
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Auto Reply set up on Google Messenger - How to set so doesn't reply every time same person replies

I have linked our Google Messenger to auto-reply via email as we are a doctor's office and the messenger is not monitored for canceled appointments. The problem is we ask people to reply "Y"...
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How can I copy entire chain of text messages (not just a single one) with the stock Android messages app?

How can I copy or export an entire chain of text messages (not just a single one) with the stock Android messages app? I know I can screen shot stuff, but the date for older messages is missing. I ...
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Messages is processing an incoming message

When there is an incoming SMS, my phone would show "Messages is processing an incoming message" in the notification drawer, but then that notification would disappear and... nothing! There ...
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See telegram/WhatsApp contacts from dial screen

For reference using S20 Ultra I'm looking for a way I can tap someone's phone number on a site or Google maps and more or less instantly see whether or not they have whatsapp/telegram/etc accounts and ...
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Messages App keeps merging two people who are in different countries but same number?

So this is literally one in a million, but I have two different contacts in two different countries who incredibly have the same last 6 digits of the phone number i.e.: Contact 1 in Australia: +614 ...
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I no longer receive sms from services (bank, google otp, confirmation throught sms, ...)

I found myself in a really strange problem, I have not received text messages from services for several months, while I continue to receive any other type of text message (e.g. if a friend of mine ...
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Scheduling with Google messages. What does the roll-out information mean?

This news article describes the roll-out of Google's new scheduling feature for Google Messages. On my own phone, I briefly had the opportunity to use the feature before it inexplicably disappeared. ...
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Messages for web not updating with new texts and statuses

I am trying to use Android Messages for web. I am able to connect to the phone using the QR code, but after the initial connection, I do not get new messages automatically or any notification – I have ...
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Android 11 - Default Text Messaging App - SMS button not showing for some contacts

On Android 11 - Default messaging app: When I type some text, "SMS" appears under the send button for some contacts but not others. Just curious as to why. Contact 1: Contact 2:
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Google's Messages app says text message sent by SMS

Pixel 4a, Android 11 As in the title, why does Google's Messages app says sent by SMS? (Text messages are sent by SMS anyway, why emphasize?). See below OK in the screenshot. This is a self answered ...
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How to allow Messages notifications to show?

A couple weeks ago I suddenly stopped getting notifications for the Messages app. I'm still receiving text messages, with no delays.But no notifications are showing up in the top notifications bar. ...
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How can I export all of my MMS pictures before changing phones?

I am currently using the stock Google Messenger app which came installed on my LG V20. I'm getting a new phone and backing up my data beforehand. It turns out that Messenger doesn't have any method to ...
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Text message on multiple Messaging applications on same device

Presently, I am using stock Message app(Lineage 14.1, System app). Now, I have installed and made Google Messenger as default app(installed from Play Store). When a message is received, a message ...
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Android Messages can't send images

I am using "Android Messages" (until recently called "Google Messenger") for SMS on my Moto G (3rd generation). Works fine, except for sending images. It tries (Sending...) for a few minutes, and ...
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Google Messenger : Moto g4 / g4 plus does not show links in SMS

As shown in the screenshot (sorry it's in French), Google Messenger does not display links under phone numbers on my Moto G4 Plus (Moto G4 has the same problem). In this case I was expecting (like ...
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Can Emoticons in Google Messenger be Moved or Rearranged

There are two emoticons in Messenger that I like to use more than others. Unfortunately, you have to slide quite a few pages to find them. They are located right next to each other. Is there a way ...
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How can I rename an app on my phone, and what are the consequences?

Both Facebook and Google have apps called 'Messenger'. So, of course, when I use Google Now to open it, a la "Okay Google, open App Messenger" it seems like it's usually not the one I want. 1) ...
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WAP Push messages - what and why are they?

I've recently noticed that my phone received a strange SMS from sender called "wap_push_si!". Googling about this message provides that it might be some kind of cellular-network-carrier maintenance/...
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Is there method to send by not using SMS?

I tried to send a message. After that, it displays the following toast: SMS is unable. I can't use SMS. Is there a method to send messages by not using SMS?
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Receiving Chinese blocks of texts in the Messaging app

My wife is getting some weird text messages as replies in middle of conversations with her friends. The messages are blocks of Chinese characters. She gets these in the stock messaging app from ...
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MMS images do not work in Google Messenger

I am using Google Messenger application as my default text messenger application. I am using a Samsung Galaxy S4. When I get text messages that have images, the image stays frozen at "downloading..." ...
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Google Messenger - Cannot search thread

My Google Messenger app will no longer let me search threads. One of the suggestions I found was to reinstall the app, but then I will lose the messages that I wanted to search. Any recommendations?
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Google Messenger: Incorrect profile letter

I recently moved from Hangouts to Messenger as my default SMS app. The profile letter icon against the messages I send is showing to be incorrect (letter 'S' instead of 'R' which shows up on other ...
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How do I save/lock specific comment bubbles within a text message thread?

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 ...
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Help understanding the integration between Google Voice, Hangouts, and Messenger

I've had Google voice with Sprint since day 1, I love everything about it. Hangouts added some great features like MMS but to search the body of old messages I still have to use Google Voice. This ...
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What does "Can't send message on card 1, error 21" mean?

I'm trying to send an SMS with Messenger on my new Nexus 5X running Lollipop, but sending always fails with Can't send message on card 1, error 21. Receiving SMS and making phone calls works fine. ...
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Removing a contact from "Direct Share" panel

I just migrated to Android 6.0 and the 'Share to' panel has a new grey area on top of the various apps in which it puts contacts that, I assume, you pin there. This would be a good feature, except a ...
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Google Voice text forwarded to Hangout also shows up in Messenger app

I've just got an android phone (Nexus 5X). I have setup Google Voice to send/receive SMS in Hangout. Under the "Phone" menu in Google Voice, the option to "Receive text messages on this phone" is ...
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Download multimedia message with WiFi calling enabled

I find that if I get sent an MMS message while connected to WiFi calling it never downloads. And retrying the download never works either. Galaxy s4 Google messaging app
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