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Questions tagged [instant-messaging]

Abbreviated IM, a type of communications service that enables you to create a kind of private chat room with another individual in order to communicate in real time over the Internet, analagous to a telephone conversation but using text-based, not voice-based, communication.

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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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Why don't I get notifications from messaging apps on my phone?

If I don't have the app open, I don't get messages that people send to me. When I open the app, I see unread messages. I have seen this with LinkedIn messages, Quora messages, and Signal recently (...
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CHARGEABLE instant message via sms - Can someone explain?

Was looking into Tmobile options and saw this for an option. Block Instant Message sent via SMS - Blocks CHARGEABLE instant messages. Does anyone know of an example of a chargeable instant message? (...
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Hangouts with multiple accounts --- alternatives for 2021

I use Hangouts on my phone to effectively text people using multiple phone numbers: my cell phone as well as Google Voice numbers associated with my other google accounts. However, Hangouts is ...
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How to remove Messages app for SMS from Android 10 Wiko View 4 phone?

I want to remove the default messages application called Messages which handles sms sending and receiving from my Wiko View 4 Android 10 device. The reason I am wishing to uninstall this app is that I ...
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Why does typing "One way they can fit it in" as a text message create a link to Google Maps?

Today I noticed that when I typed and sent "One way they can fit it in" in the Facebook Messenger app for Android, it created a link (underlining the text, see first image below). When I ...
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Font Rendering Broken When It Comes To Small Slanted Fonts

I was using Discord on my AOKP 7.1 GM7102 and there was a message that looked like this. I copy-pasted one of the text in a text program -Xplore Text Editor- in the phone and the same boxes appear ...
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How do I see number of or icon for unread messages?

My device: I use Android 9 on samsung galaxy s9. Background: I believe there was a feature before (or maybe currently still, but I turned it off) about showing number of unread messages on apps like ...
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Samsung Chat Service Privacy

I'm trying to find out privacy settings behind the wifi chat offered by... Samsung? Its built into my S10e as an additional chat service with little to no information about it. It's free and enables ...
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Tap on Picture in MMS and a different picture opens up?

I will receive a picture in an MMS on my Lg Thin Q. When I tap on the picture to enlarge it a completely different picture associated to the person who sent this one opens up. Any suggestions on how ...
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i'm not member anymore in groups after moving from the modified to official whatsapp

I installed whatsapp plus year ago or so. I entered several groups did some conversions. a month ago whenever I press or go to the app it showed me you can't use it anymore after the 1st of April and ...
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Offline Mesh Instant Messaging

TLDR: Is there an Android app that would allow for reliable instant messaging in areas without internet of any sort? I am looking for a free Android app that would allow several users to communicate ...
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RCS Messaging Encryption

With the launch of Google's RCS messaging protocol, is there any reason as to why it doesn't support end-to-end encryption, or is it a feature that they intend to implement at a later time?
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Add Multiple-Contact Messages Widget To Home Screen

Is there a way to add a messages widget to the home screen for a conversation with multiple contacts?
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Where does Google's Allo store (private) messages and media?

I suppose that messages and media sent and received in incognito mode are encrypted but they have to be stored or at least cached somewhere on the device as long as the timer, if any, has not finished....
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Can I really edit my Telegram messages only with the desktop client?

I use Telegram both on my desktop and my mobile phone. On the desktop, I can edit messages I've sent, but on the mobile Telegram client I can't find this option anywhere. Does it really not exist or ...
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No fetching of instant messages and e-mail after update to Oreo 8.1

I have a Blackberry keyone that got updated last week to android 8.1, and after that update I need to open Whatsapp, Facebook Messenger Lite, GMail and other similar apps manually to receive the ...
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Transfer Facebook Messenger messages from one phone to another

I am using Facebook Messenger without a Facebook account (only a mobile number), and would like to transfer my messages from one Android phone to another. What is the best way to do this? I have ...
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Whatsapp messages dissappearing

On Samsung Galaxy A5 Whatsapp most of the chats are dissappearing by itself. My mother is using this phone and its backs-up to Google Drive on a daily basis. I checked and can confirm that the ...
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How can I update my password in Cisco Jabber without having to reset Jabber?

I have changed my password in Cisco Jabber through some non-Android device. I also use Cisco Jabber on Android though. How can I update my password in Cisco Jabber for Android without having to reset ...
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Need for Secondary Contact Storage Space accessible only for CallerId

The contacts storage in android is pretty much standardised and is unified among all apps, and accessible depending on the permission level. However, I need a way to store some contacts which should ...
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How can I use multiple accounts with Telegram?

There is a question here but that is for Ubuntu on PC. I have the same question for an android device. Is there a way to have two copies of telegram app in Android each with a different account? ...
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How can I forward a section of a WhatsApp conversation?

Suppose I had this conversation with someone on WhatsApp, consisting of several messages going back-and-forth. Now, I would like to forward that exchange to someone else... on WhatsApp via a plain-...
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Strange text message

#tps#16#tpe# if you don't need time for error correction, #lks#click here#lke#. What is this??
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Will my deleted text message still be sent?

I wrote a very long text message and pressed send, while mobile data was off. My phone displayed an error that the message will be sent when I activate mobile data. Before activating mobile data and ...
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Group messaging on Samsung J2

How do you do group messaging on a Samsung J2? I can send out a group message but when people reply, it comes in as individual texts, not in a group conversation. I cannot find the option to turn on ...
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WhatsApp: Frequently sleeping

I have three Android devices. Lenovo A7000 with Stock ROM Lollipop 5.0 HTC Desire 620G with Stock ROM KitKat Samsung galaxy Tab 2 with custom ROM (Resurrection ROM) Lollipop 5.0.2. In all these ...
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Upgraded to Marshmallow, now I can't merge my conversations in Hangouts

I have a 2014 VZW Moto X that I recently unlocked the bootloader on. So I upgraded to CM 13. Previously, when I was on Lolipop I used Hangouts as my default texting app. The majority of people I was ...
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How can i stop Call Broadcast massages in micromax yu yunique

getting lots of msg from CB channel in my micromax yu yunique cell. Please let me how can i stop. I have checked many time in my massage setting but i didn't get hug results. can help me, So let me ...
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What is the point of archive in the Hangouts messaging app?

Is the archive in Hangouts storing the messages somewhere or is it just hiding them from the inbox?
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In Chatsecure conversations, what is the meaning of the little ticks and crosses?

I noticed that after each message when OTR is enabled, 2 little ticks or crosses appear in the message bubble. Sometimes they change color from black to white. What is the meaning of these indicators?...
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Visible to only some people on Whatsapp? [closed]

I am afraid of using whatsapp just to avoid so many unwanted messages or unnecessary people contacting you. Just wondering, is it possible that am visible on whatsapp to ONLY some people (all my ...
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Wrong picture default in messages can't change

I accidentally set my text message pictures to open to a printer. I have tried everything I can think of and I can't change the default back so I can't open any pictures now
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Install messaging tablet app on non-network phone

I've got a regular cell phone through Verizon. In addition, I also have a Galaxy Tab and a Galaxy S3, both of those using Wi-Fi only. I use Verizon's messaging app on my regular phone as the default ...
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What does this icon mean, in the stock messenger app?

Pretty straightforward; when viewing the list of recent contacts/conversations, the stock messenger app on my Samsung Galaxy S3 shows this icon, but for only the one conversation. I don't know if it'...
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IRC client with XDCC support [closed]

Honestly, I haven't installed and checked all irc clients for Android, nevertheless I wasn't able to google any. Does it exist? If yes, mention it, please :)
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When I block somebody in Viber can he still see my online status?

When I block somebody in Viber can he still see my online status? Or will he still receive "delivered" icon?
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Common messenger app for phone and PC [closed]

Is there a way to do messaging on my PC and my Android? In other words, using either has the same contacts and you can see the same messages in both places?
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How can I use Enter to send from a bluetooth keyboard?

I just purchased a Logitech K760 Wireless keyboard for my Nexus 4. I have the keyboard paired properly to my phone, but I am unable to send from the keyboard, when sending IMs via Facebook, Skype, ...
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Client-side encryption of messages across apps

Is it possible to encrypt any message (part) across apps? I'd want client-side encryption using pgp keys (asymmetric public/secret) integrate into multiple apps (like WhatsApp, GoogleTalk, ...), ...
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Is imessageonandroid.com really an iMessages app for Android or is it Scam?

I saw on a website that they have an iMessages app that lets you text iPhone user for free just like it is for an iPhone user texting another iPhone user. Do you use our own number, or do you have ...
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Is Android messaging like iMessages?

Does Android have free texting like the iPhone? If I'm texting to another Android user, will it be free like it is for iPhone users, or will I have to pay for the messages? I'm new to the whole ...
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Why can't I stop people from inviting me to group chats on kik?

Someone has been harassing me on kik all week by continually adding me group chats that I did not ask to be part of. The person is blocked, but they are still able to add me to group chats against my ...
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IM+ Disable status string

How to disable status string "On Android with IM+" when using IM+ for skype? I do not want to show that I am away from PC.
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Is there a way to share OTR keys between different applications?

I have IM+ pro installed on my phone and purchased the OTR upgrade. On my linux laptop I have pidgin installed and the OTR plugin active. I set both XMPP resources - laptop and nexus - to the same ...
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Is there a multi-protocol chat client that doesn't require a separate account?

I use Pidgin on all my desktop computers because it's completely cross-platform (even Linux) and really like it. Unfortunately they don't have a mobile app. Is there a mobile chat client that allows ...
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Is there an Android Equivalent to iMessage?

I don't get mobile reception at home and would love to be able to send and receive SMS either via the phone or by computer. I currently use Skype to send SMS but can't receive that way. I have tried ...
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Still visible after I deleted my WhatsApp account

I've deleted my WhatsApp account according to the official instructions. Unfortunately I'm still visible to my friends and they can still send me messages. But with a deleted account that shouldn't ...
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How can I get the QuickContactBadge to show an action for sending Instant Messages?

I'm wondering if there are any instant messaging apps which link to contact data fields and use intents to add a Send Instant Message action to the QuickContactBadge shown in many places when clicking ...
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How to use XMPP/Jabber while switching between networks?

When running a Jabber client what happens (or what should happen) when switching networks (or when losing connectivity and the GSM/UMTS modem reconnects)? Can a mobile Android Jabber client (e.g. ...