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Delivery List (DL) or Mailing List for Texts

I have a group of friends who like board games, and want me to text them any time we have a board game pick up night come up. But as friends move away or new friends are made I want to update this ...
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How to copy the phone number of the sender of a text message in Android default messaging program?

How to copy the phone number of the sender of a text message in Android default messaging program? Does one have to go through "create a new contact" through the + menu, or is there any faster way? I ...
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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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My texts are going to the reciepients email

When I create a new text using Messages (orange colored app) on my Android it automatically selects the recipients email address and i cannot select their mobile #.
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Remove Gmail contacts from SMS contacts Samsung Galaxy S9?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S9 and when I try to send a SMS message to someone I have to search through all my Gmail contacts that for some reason appear on the app along with my phone contacts. I don't ...
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Android Messages using Titanium Backup - restores sms, then deletes automatically in front of my eyes.

So I backed up my SMS from my Android Messages app using Titanium Backup, flashed my new rom, restored everything else perfectly fine, but when I restored my messages, I would open Android Messages, ...
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Restoring SMS from Samsung Note 8 dropped in River to new Samsung S9+

I lost a Samsung Note 8 in the river while kayaking. I have a Google Drive backup of the phone from a few days prior to the loss. I have a new Samsung S9+. Is it possible to restore my previous ...
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Unable to send/receive SMS intermittently

Sometimes SMS fails to come through when my device is asleep. I can generally fix this by sending myself an SMS, then the pending messages come through. Sometimes when I try to send that SMS to myself ...
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Is there Malware on LineageOS that causes to receive SMS Spam

I never get SMS text spam on my phone. Installed Lineage OS on a Samsung Galaxy S4 mini phone. I installed TWRP and LOS both from official website (not various links on google or XDA). Installed F-...
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How does Messages suggest replies?

Quite recently, Android Messages (com.google.android.apps.messaging) started providing reply suggestions to SMS messages I receive. The suggestions are (usually) relevant to the content of the ...
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Sharing contact groups

Is there any way to share the contact groups made using the Samsung Contact app to another Samsung phone? The phones in question are a bit old - S5 and Note 4. Is there a third party app that can do ...
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How can I use volume control to adjust font size in messaging app on Galaxy phones?

I previously had a Galaxy S7, and while I was in the messaging app adjusting the font size could be done by manipulating the volume controls. Now I have a different S7 and this doesn't work for me ...
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MMS picture mixup - alternative SMS software - controlling the “share” list

I recently installed Handcent SMS on my Honor 9 Lite. I wanted it because it has the rare feature of allowing you to mark an SMS as unread. It works nicely and am happy with it... but just now I tried ...
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How do I log in to Android Messages for Web without my phone?

I recently discovered the Android Messages for Web service! My immediate thought was, awesome! If I forget my phone at home, I can still text when I'm at work. In an emergency, I could send a text ...
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Why won't android messages for web connect?

The other day I got the update for Android messages that allowed me to use messages on the web. I am able to open the "Messages for web" menu in the app and scan the QR code generated on the site. ...
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Write text messages using Vim

I have an Android phone (Motorola XT 1068 Moto G) that I use mostly for sending text messages. Being a heavy Vim user, I'm frustrated with the low speed of writing messages using the Android keyboard....
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What is this popup message without notification entry and disappeared immediately without trace when I select cancel?

Recently I received multiple popups that looks like this: The popup has high priority since I can't do any other thing when the popup is displayed. It also doesn't appear in notification. When I ...
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Alert only on Text Message

I use a Motorola G5 Plus with Android 7.0 on it. I'm on-call sometimes on nights and I want to be alerted in case there's a problem. I've forwarded important alerts to SMS text. I do NOT want to be ...
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how determine if java object is null or not in tasker?

I want a tasker task that reads sms from a particular person, and, extracts some information out of the latest message... For e.g. I get a lot of messages from my bank due to transactions I make. At ...
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Is Google Allo supposed to capable of being the default SMS app?

On a Moto G5 Plus with Android 7.0 (Nougat), Google Allo was installed from the Google Play Store. Going into Settings > Apps > (gear icon) > SMS app the list shown does not include Allo. ...
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Android automatically adding people to text messages

This has been happening since I got the phone so for months. I will send a text to someone and then the phone automatically adds someone and sends it. So after I send it and go to the main text screen ...
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SMS glitch? Good text sent, garbled text received. (Comes with bonus cat facts!)

Two friends and I were texting in a group message swapping fake cat facts. I sent a message which read According to the PEW national research institute, feline density since the 1991 premiere of ...
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Phone and Messages not sync

I am using my Moto X4 running android 8.0 oreo. My problem is that phone and message app not syncing. Phone and Messages application is of Motorola's Stock. Say, if I call a person A from phone it ...
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Unknown Messaging App usage

Can anyone tell me which messaging app produces this in Google account activity? Thanks in advance.
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Why am I getting double text messages?

I'm getting double text messages from people and they tell and show me that they've haven't. Also these text messages show up three minutes apart. Why is this happening?
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Brand new Moto G6 won't send or receive SMS

My brand new out of the box Moto G6 won't send or receive SMS. I'm using the official SMS app which has SMS permissions (triple checked this) and is the default SMS app. I tried everything: cleaning ...
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About accessing premium sms in Samsung j7pro

On my J7 phone under Apps, Special Access, Use Premium text message service, it is not showing my messaging service, so I can't set it to Always Allow.so how to fix this problem
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How can I trigger IFTTT when new SMS arrives from a sender without a number?

I want to setup IFTTT to trigger an action when I receive a new SMS from my Post Office. The problem is, the Post Office doesn't have any number associated with it. All I can see is the display name ...
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Copy message text in android 7

In my past phone (Android 6) I could long tap a message and sow "Copy" context menu. Now in Android 7 I see only some strange icons on taping a message. Could somebody advice how I can copy message ...
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Can deleted backup messages be restored from Google Drive?

I deleted the backups from my Google Drive. Is it possible that anyone can check my Whatsapp messages with the help of my Google id and password?
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How to input punctuation via Google Assistant?

Lately I've become a fan of using Google Assistant to dictate text messages. This works well for hands-free texting; however, I haven't been able to figure out if it's possible to insert punctuation ...
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Diagnosis Text Issues With iPhone

When diagnosis email display issues everything is fairly straight forward because everything is sent as plain text(or HTML+CSS) which allows you to determine the issue. How can I get the plain text ...
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Sending SMS to Numbers with Five- or Six-Digit Short Codes Are Bounced

The error message I receive is, "Error: this message was not successfully delivered." This happens whenever texting my bank, or other business services that use short codes like this (e.g., 50292, or ...
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SMS application to block sms without setting it as default app [closed]

Is that possible to have a SMS app, that can block some kind of sms (i.e. where text contains "XYZ" phrase). But i Don't want it to be set as a default sms app. I've seen something like this, but ...
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No SMS/MMS Notification Sound Sporadically for only a Specific Contact?

Phone: HTC Desire 530s - MetroPCS Stock Rom - Android 6.0 - Rooted. The Issue: No notification sound for a specific contact. Call notifications seem to come through from said contact, but SMS/MMS are ...
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Messaging apps no longer work right after last update - Galaxy S8 Plus

I updated 2 days ago. Samsung Galaxy S8+ REV1.0 Now I no longer receive message notifications on my lock screen The field to set the individual SMS/Message tone has disappeared as well and ALL ...
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Opening google hangouts or another voip based sms app from browser links

My work requires me to text a number of people with a preset text message(ETA for their deliveries). We have a sms: link for each customer which automatically opens the sms app and pre-fills the ...
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Archiving or Exporting SMS Group Messages

How do you export/archive SMS messages received from a group? Are they stored in some other database separate from all other SMS messages? I have a Samsung Galaxy S7, and the stock SMS app. I have ...
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Two of my contacts are internally being mixed up

Recently I've stumbled upon a very weird and cumbersome bug. Android mistakes one of my contacts for another. As far as I know it happens to exactly one pair of contacts on my phone (let's call them A ...
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Emoticons/emojis not being sent via SMS

I have a Lenovo K6 with Android 7 and when I try to send an emoticon from any keyboard like Gboard, Swift or Chrooma (the device does not have a native keyboard) the emoticon does not appear at all to ...
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S7 Edge Messaging App Cannot Block a number that is not a contact

I can block a number that is a contact such as my mum. But I cannot block numbers by companies such as my network proviser Three. By block I mean stop receiving annoying text messages, It is not ...
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Can't send sms to short code recipients like 567676,56161 etc. From galaxy note 8

The message I get is "Failed to send message. Review and send again". I've tried entering the correct smsc number, allowing premium access , nothing has worked. I'm able to send sms to normal phone ...
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My huawei phone is not receiving text messages?

My huawei Y3II was working fine and receiving messages without any problem. But, one day I realized that one or two weeks have been passed and I did not got any text message. Then I checked by sending ...
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switching from sms to chat automatically

On my phone in the text app, it keeps switching automatically from sms/mms to chat for just one contact. I keep switching it back over and over but it always switches right back after each message.
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How to show a “large text” SMS preview? (e.g. for confirmation code)

Some online services send you a SMS with a confirmation code (e.g. when requesting a new password). When sliding the notification window (from up to down) in some cases I can see that the actual code ...
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make google voice forwarding number the same

I have a tasker script that triggers based on number. Is there a way to keep my Google Voice number the same? I am giving my Google Voice number out to the public and I don't want anyone to know my ...
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Hangouts, Google Voice, and SMS is no longer supported Notification

Although I have been a long time user of Google Voice and Hangouts, I only recently got my first Android tablet(WiFi only, no cellular). The way the first two interact with the tablet is puzzling ...
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Can I disable SMS ID?

I received a phishing text yesterday that purported to be from "NatwestUK". That in itself isn't entirely surprising; what bothered me was how easy it apparently is for any scam artist to use a ...
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Accidentally deleted my text messages from my android and would like to restore them

I accidentally deleted my text messages, and I need to retrieve as well as restore them. I have a backup installed inside the android, but, I am not sure that it had stored text messages. I contacted ...