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Google Messages vs. Samsung Messages

(Topic created on: 01-27-2024 10:23 PM)
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SandyaRazz
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Galaxy S
Currently I've been using Samsung Messages for years as my default messaging app. I've been reading that Google Messages is the norm now for Android devices. Can anyone give me the pros and cons of switching to Google Messages? Both pros AND cons please.
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jamesy
Active Level 9
Galaxy S
Google messages pros has rcs support, reactions for both iPhones and Androids and you can archive chats
Cons: not customizable, example change individual chat backgrounds

Samsung messages pros customizable. That's about it. Doesn't have all the rest of the things Google messages have
SandyaRazz
Active Level 2
Galaxy S
Okay, thank you for the feedback. Also had another question. Does Google Messages need to use Google Contacts or can it pull the contacts off of Samsung Contacts?
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jamesy
Active Level 9
Galaxy S
No problem! No, you can use the regular samsung contacts app
MattRobot
Beginner Level 2
Galaxy S
Custom backgrounds coming to Google Messages as part of their Billion RCS user update:

https://blog.google/products/android/7-new-messages-features/

RCS is similar to iMessage, so if you've never tried it, might be time to switch. Plus, iPhone will support it later this year... maybe Apple users will stop complaining about green bubbles so much lol
jamesy
Active Level 9
Galaxy S
It pulls the contacts off of the samsung app and uses it within the messages app. You can use both at the same time if you want
SandyaRazz
Active Level 2
Galaxy S
Okay, thank you! 😊 I'll need to brainstorm a bit before switching over to Google Messages.

On the Google Play Store, there's quite a bit of negative reviews about the app.
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jamesy
Active Level 9
Galaxy S
It's probably from people nitpicking. Ive been using the app for a couple years now and it's been amazing to use
SandyaRazz
Active Level 2
Galaxy S
I'll try switching over to the Google Messages as default and give the app a test run. If I don't like it, It'd be just a simple matter to revert back to Samsung Messages.
jamesy
Active Level 9
Galaxy S
Exactly 😊
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