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.
Textra features the new Lollipop Material Design look from Google. Fluid, intuitive and delightful!
★ Number 1 ranked SMS app
★ Highest rated at 4.5 stars
★ Smallest resource size at 3.8M
Comes with a bunch of great extra features like 800+ emoji's, heaps of material design theme colors, dark mode, floating Lollipop style notifications, scheduled SMS & MMS, delayed sending (stop while sending), slide to delete / call, quick snap camera, multi-select picture gallery, quick reply popup, better MMS GROUP messaging, audio messages and SMS blocker / blacklisting.
Plus 'oh so easy' default or per contact customization for bubble colors, signatures and notifications (icon color, led color, sound, vibrate, privacy, repeating and muting).
It's pretty special; try it, tell your friends, shout from the treetops, but most of all enjoy it!
Simple. Beautiful. Fast.
P.S works with Pushbullet and Android Wear for SMS Quick Replying.
Textra is a seriously beautiful, feature rich SMS and MMS replacement app.
Auto Night Mode. See Settings > Customize Look > Screen Color. Perfect if you use Light mode but wish it was not so bright at night (auto switches during Twilight).
When sending or receiving just emojis, we show the emojis MUCH BIGGER and without a bubble. Go on express yourself!
Just for fun, we now do a delightful transition animation when pressing the + / x icons (to the left of the message text field).
We now support converting long SMS messages into MMS. See Textra Settings > SMS > Convert Long SMS to MMS. This is per-conversation as well (long press in the conversation list). So great if you are sending from say AT&T to a friend on Verizon and long SMS messages often get split and arrive out of order.
Failed Notifications (e.g. Mobile Data is off when receiving an MMS) now play a (failed) ringtone and also vibrate.
Bug fixes and layout improvements.
Important: The Auto Night Mode feature requires a new permission "approximate location (network based)". This gets an approximate location from your mobile tower or WiFi network connection to determine when Twilight starts and ends based on your approx location (typically once a day). This DOES NOT use your GPS. There are no battery implications in using this permission.