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MMS stands for Multimedia Messaging Service, a standard way to send multimedia messages to and from mobile phones.

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How can you distinguish between SMS and MMS if the message is short and contains no media?

I sent a short message to someone, and I thought I was sending an SMS, but when I asked them if they have read my SMS, they corrected me, and said "yes, I read your MMS". How did they know ...
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Backup SMS and MMS to Google One on G Suite or Google Workspace account

I'm a G Suite/Google Workspace user. I have 22977 messages including media (MMS & RCS), but it can't backup to Google. In Android backup, it only shows 1.0 MB for backed-up SMS and MMS. How to ...
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Lost old MMS images; can't find in Google Photos

I have years-long Google Messages text threads that have many, many photos. I've changed phones a lot, and the images have always been retained in the threads. I believe I have always selected the ...
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I can't send captured screenshot on Redmi 11S

I have two copies of Xiaomi Redmi 11S. On both phones I have a weird problems with sending captured screenshots when mobile data is off. And with the system in general. In Redmi when I capture a ...
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Sporadically not receiving texts sent to me from iMessage users-- how do you deal?

As most here are probably aware, there are issues communicating between iMessage and Android MMS/SMS apps. For me, I will send a message to an iMessage user and they may or may not receive it with no ...
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Export SMS & MMS messages from Samsung S23

I want to get a readable backup of my messages. I want something that works like, e.g., Coolmuster but ideally for any OS (Ubuntu) and fast, doing only one thing, ideally copying all SMS and MMS as if ...
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Saving a complete MMS with images and text

I have a Moto G Power (Android 10). I get great MMS with GIFs and words. I can save the GIF easily. Is there a way to save the entire message (GIF and text)? Google only backs up the attachment, not ...
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MMS delivery reports in Google Messages?

Google Messages is nice, but there’s that one thing that’s a killer for me : not being able to ask for MMS delivery reports. To make things clear, I know that sending back an MMS delivery report is ...
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How to un-delete SMSes

A bunch of messages got deleted from my phone. I can see them when using various recovery software (FonePaw etc) but the major flaw of them all is that recovery is only available outside of the phone -...
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How to force all messages to MMS?

I cannot send SMS on my Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra. I can receive SMS and I can send/receive MMS. I've spent hours on the phone with tech support from my carrier and Samsung. I've sent the phone in ...
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Sending messages to iPhone with File attachment

I just switched phones and carrier, going from a Huawei P20 to a Samsung S20 FE 5G. I used to be able to easily send PDFs and other files via MMS (as long as the file didn't exceed a certain size). ...
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How can I backup and/or restore MMS messages on another phone?

Context I recently got a new Android phone. (OnePlus Nord N200 5G for reference.) On my old phone (LG V30+) I utilized the "Backup" in the Settings. On my new phone, I was asked if I wanted ...
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Samsung Galaxy S7 is saving MMS photos to downloads folder instead of photos folder

Samsung Galaxy S7 started saving MMS photos to the downloads folder instead of the photos folder. How do I fix this?
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How to prevent an app from sharing its data with Google?

The changelog of a popular SMS/MMS app, Textra, states: Textra is now backed up automatically [emphasis added] using the built-in Google Backup service. Makes it so easy to swap devices or uninstall /...
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Cannot disable MMS link sharing without creating Samsung account

When I try to send a picture using the standard SMS/MMS app "Messages", my Samsung S20 does NOT send it as an MMS. Instead, it sends a plain SMS with a web link to a deep subdomain of ...
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Intermittent failure to receive SMS and MMS messages

I noticed an issue in mid December where a few messages in a row that were sent in a group MMS were never received on my phone. A few days ago, I had the same issue with an SMS message sent to me. ...
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How to actually delete SMS/MMS messages using third-party SMS applications like Pulse SMS?

A while back, I switched from Samsung's default SMS app (Samsung Messages) to Pulse SMS. For many months, I've been using Pulse SMS to delete old SMS and MMS messages. After deleting almost all MMS ...
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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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Backup MMS on Android without Google Play Services

Is there a way to backup and restore MMS without Google Play Services? I'm running Graphene OS on a Pixel 3 (no root). Thanks in advance!
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Does MMS messages with pictures always use your data?

I have the Pixel 3a running android 11. My Wi-Fi is always on. And my mobile data is always off. I have the app "My Data Manager" installed so I can see when my mobile data is being used. ...
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Is Google Voice susceptible to hacking like regular MMS or Whatsapp messages?

I have been using Google voice in a public facing way so as to reduce the chance of receiving malware messages over SMS/MMS or Whatsapp. But is it just as susceptible for someone to be able to sneak ...
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Not receiving texts from one person

I have an Razer Phone 2 android phone with Android 9 (Build Number P-SMR3-RC002-RZR-200226.3141). I've been on Android for about 2 years, before that Windows phone, then Android before that. I've ...
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How to indicate that certain contacts or phone numbers should never be sent outgoing text messages (SMS or MMS)?

Is there any way in Android or the Samsung Messaging app to mark some contacts or phone numbers as "Do not ever send SMS/MMS to this contact or number"? I see incoming block functionality, but ...
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SMS not depleting or opening Huawei Y6

I know this question has been asked here before, but there hasn't been a solution besides to factory-reset the phone. My phone recently reviewed a SMS/MMS with a title 'No Subject' from a number not ...
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How to set MMS subject with the official Google Messages app?

On many apps, they have an "Add subject" menu: (source: tapatalk.com) This allows setting the message's subject, a feature of the MMS protocol. But how to do the same with the official ...
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How do I set a custom SMS tone for a single contact in Android Messages running on Samsung Galaxy Note 8?

How do I set a custom SMS tone for a single contact? in the answer at https://android.stackexchange.com/a/16653/13886 it is claimed that this option exists in the dot-dot-dot menu, but it does not for ...
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How can I configure a separate MMS APN on LineageOS

Some mobile phone providers (e.g. Optus, including MVNOs that deliver service through Optus' networks) have a separate mobile APN (access point name) for sending MMS to what is used for mobile data. ...
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Unable to Send or Receive MMS on LineageOS on T-Mobile S6

NexusOS 9.0 (LineageOS for Galaxy S6 T-Mobile) MMS sending hangs Messenger MMS receiving downloads forever
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Why does Google Messages (SMS/MMS) app lose phone number?

I've been using Google Messages since it released a year or two ago on the same phone. Suddenly, three days ago the app popped up a message and said, "Your phone number isn't available in the ...
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MMS messages go into a group conversation with sender and my own number instead of the regular SMS conversation

Let's say I have a conversation with Alice. If Alice sends me an MMS, it appears outside of that conversation, as a group conversation with Alice and my own phone number as participants. Could this be ...
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Web messages interface - How do I control if messages are sent as SMS or MMS?

I've been using messages.android.com for a few weeks now and it's amazing, even if sluggish when "new conversation" is clicked. The only issue I have is that if I'm texting more than one person it ...
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Android SMS/MMS not getting deleted

I've tried many different things to delete my SMS/MMS messages but nothing has worked. Things I've tried so far History Eraser https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=mobi.infolife.eraser&...
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When I receive mms gifs, they're stuck on first frame

The gifs never play, it only shows the first frame of the gif. I have a Huawei Sensa LTE that I purchased from Straight Talk. After speaking with Straight Talk customer service, they have indicated ...
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How can I block or auto-delete incoming blank/empty SMS/MMS messages?

I am looking for an app (or any method really) that will catch incoming text messages that are blank and automatically delete or block them. Blocking the number/contact it comes from is not an option ...
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How do I find APN settings to use with a 3rd party SMS app?

I'm using an admittedly old (Android 4.0.4) Samsung Galaxy Centura (Tracfone) and I've run into a problem with regards to text messaging. The default "Messaging" app is quite limited and is missing ...
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Trucaller unable to send media files (images/videos), only contacts

I'm using Truecaller on my Samsung Galaxy Ace J1 SM-J111F and I'm apparently unable to send images or video files, only location and contacts. How do I rectify the issue where I am able to send ...
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Where do I find a picture I sent from messages app as MMS?

I took a picture of a tracking number receipt and sent the text message. Now I can't find the picture of the receipt. How do I find it? It's not in gallery.
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Cannot send/receive MMS on Project Fi with unlocked Blu Advance A6

I have been trying to get my unlocked Blu Advance A6 on Android 7.0 working with Project Fi and I can't seem to get MMS messages working in the default app or Signal. Regular text messages can be ...
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How to transfer a few text messages from one phone to another

I had a Samsung Galaxy S3 which I used for some time. After getting a Galaxy S7, I transferred all my text messages and other stuff to the new phone using Smart Switch. However, last week I had to ...
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Droid Turbo Won't Receive Texts

I have a Motorola Droid Turbo with Verizon as my carrier. Earlier this week (May 30th), my phone began to receive text messages intermittently. I now go hours without receiving any text messages and ...
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How to disable MMS using APNs

Is it sufficient to simply clear (leave as blank) the MMSC, MMS proxy, and MMS protocol in an APN to disable MMS messaging completely? As mentioned here these are the three fields related to sending/...
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Issues with incoming MMS getting stuck

I have an issue with MMS messages getting stuck. I'm not sure if this is an Android issue (standard, custom rom, rooted, ect) or a carrier one. I'll have backed up MMS messages with no indication, ...
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My phone is sending out MMS messages to unknown numbers

My phone is sending out MMS messages without my consent to random unknown numbers and out of my contacts. The message that is sent out on my phone is as follows: You have received an MMS message. ...
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ZTE android 4.4 mm text and group texting stopped working

I have a ZTE Android 4.4 and my group messages all of a sudden want differentiate between each person. My mm texts show download and when I hit download it acts like it is going to open but doesn't. ...
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MMS messages received on my Samsung S7 start a new text thread that include me and I receive my own text as another text

I have a Verizon phone Samsung S7. I moved to T-MOBILE. When I start a text thread and someone on the thread replies to the thread a d/or adds a pictureto it starts a new text thread and adds my ...
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Not receiving MMS messages from iPhones?

Whenever someone with an iPhone sends me a text, I can't see it, and instead get a "Download" link...which always fails to download anything. Googling shows this is likely due to a non-standard ...
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How do I remove an automatic bug/virus premium messaging/MMS box from popping up and stopping sending texts?

I have a Google Pixel phone and I received a shady message saying something like: "You have been subscribed to such-and-such and are paying such-and-such amount. To unsubscribe text whatever to ...
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My moto 4G play treats incoming messages as if they are group messages

For some reason the messenger app that came installed with my Moto 4G Play is treating some messages as if they are group messages. Even though these messages were sent from a friend to only me when ...
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Why do many apps (Including the stack exchange app) need the 'send MMS' permission?

Many, many apps seem to need the 'send MMS' permission, even though there is no clear reason why, including but not limited to the Stack exchange app. Why? Device: Bush SPIRA B3 5 running ArchOS (...
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Default Samsung S4 messsenger application name

I disabled all the default samsung apps on my S4. I was using google messenger. Now I want to revert back to the samsung apps. I need to go into all apps menu and find the default samsung messenger ...
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