Textra SMS

Textra SMS

1,000,000 - 5,000,000 downloads

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Textra is a seriously beautiful, feature rich SMS and MMS replacement app.

Let's face it, the stock Android Messaging app really sucks! So time to try something new, but it has to be pretty special, right? It's here, it's called Textra and it's a seriously beautiful way to text.

Includes a bunch of great features like 800+ emojis, GIPHYs, dark mode themes, floating notifications, quick reply popup, better MMS and GROUP messaging (works with iPhones). Plus 'oh so easy' default or per contact customization for bubble colors, delivery reports, multiple signatures and notifications (icon color, led color, sound, vibrate pattern, privacy, repeat frequency, pebble alerts, floating, popup or simply turn off notifications; great for muting group conversations!).

It's pretty bloody special; try it, tell your friends, shout from the treetops, but most of all enjoy it!

Simple. Beautiful. Fast.

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★ Super small install size!

★★★★★ Dan in August 2014

The VERY best FREE messaging replacement for the stock app on the galaxy S4. SMS is fast, and group chat MMS works perfectly as well. I am on Sprint (which supports MMS over WiFi) and Textra is the ONLY third-party messaging app that works with MMS on WiFi!!!!!! Plus it's FREE, no ads. BUT you MUST uninstall other SMS apps first, as they can interfere with Textra. After I did that it was PERFECT.

NICE! Now works on KitKat - no more hangouts for me! they added Font Size too, nice.

★★★★★ Chase in August 2014

Simple. Beautiful. Fast. Even the dev's know their app is just that good plus it's free. Bar none, this is the best SMS/MMS replacement app I've ever used. As soon as I launched it the first time, I fell in love. Upon launch, Textra sets up all the technical stuff automatically in mere seconds. And boy, the speed doesn't stop there. I have about 60,000 texts. With my stock app, I'd have to sit there and wait forever for various hiccups and loading and blah blah blah... I've tried every other SMS replacement app I could find. Textra is the only one that handles all of them without skipping a beat. It also lets you customize settings for each contact. Bubble color, icon color, notification sound, vibrate pattern, LED color... everything I want. And it just works. I don't have to fight the app. The only issue I had was getting my MMS messages to work, but I emailed the dev's, and within TEN MINUTES they responded. Within one night, we had about 18 or so emails back and forth, and by the end of it, they had pushed out a new version of the app (1.27) and my issue was magically fixed! I have never experienced such great support for an app before. I was blown away. I look forward to all the love and care this app will receive! Do yourself a favor and get Textra now!

★★★★★ Andrew in August 2014

Excellent free alternative to stock messaging. The program just works. You can set notifications, bubble colors and even delivery reports *per contact*. It's great with Google Keyboard, love it. Emoji's work perfectly with iPhone friends as does the group messaging. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

★★★★★ Christian in August 2014

This app is smooth and does the important functional things perfectly. It's not bloated like Go SMS and Handcent. Works great with iPhone friends for group messaging and emoji's very NICE! Also splits messages for CDMA networks as well. The timestamp feature per bubble (drag left) is SOOO slick. Great work! Good for those with limited eyesight too, as you can make the font size much bigger.

Textra is a seriously beautiful, feature rich SMS and MMS replacement app.

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Recently changed in this version

* NEW: 'Send using Enter' option in Settings.
( Fixed graphical glitch with opening Quick Reply from lock screen (impacted Nexus phones).
* Fixed screen off issue when opening Quick Reply from lock screen (impacted Nexus phones).
* Bunch of bug fixes.

Change Log: http://inapp.textra.me/changelog

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Comments and ratings for Textra SMS
  • (70 stars)

    by Sabrina Traver on 07/08/2014

    Love love love it!!!

  • (70 stars)

    by Jim Hunter on 07/08/2014

    I've tried the default sms app, Handcent, Chomp, Go and a couple of others. This is my selection and will keep it until hologram texting is available. Some will say I need more color choices. No you don't. Some say I want cute little pictures. No you don't . You need am app that doesn't change or loose your notification settings. You need an app that is more than just reliable. This is i

  • (70 stars)

    by Jason Dorcy on 07/08/2014

    I like that you can temporarily silence a conversation and select multiple messages in a conversation for deletion. Other than that it has all of the typical capabilities found in most other texting apps.

  • (70 stars)

    by Jeremy C. on 07/08/2014

    it's fkn Killin my battery like crazy

  • (70 stars)

    by Alexandre Brazeau on 07/08/2014

    I have a nexus 4 and in my opinion the default texting app was kind of boring looking... All the other one are the conplete oposite they a all over charged with stuff and gadget... This one is simple and customizable.

  • (70 stars)

    by Derrick Garrett on 07/08/2014

    I like it but I can't remove images from the compose screen. I also don't like that I have to click open to see my entire text now.

  • (70 stars)

    by Aaron Leong on 07/08/2014

    I miss when the notification/quick reply was front and center. Now it's at the top in a much smaller box, and I need an extra tap to open quick reply.