If you are an Android user who is looking for a different way of receiving SMS and MMS messages, then Textra is an excellent app to consider.
Textra is an alternative SMS and MMS messaging app that can replace the built in messaging app on your Android device. Textra’s additional customization options are what make it stand out from the standard messaging app.
Swipe left to reveal to see the trash symbol and delete the thread
Swipe right to call someone from the conversation list
Add emojis and GIFs from GIPHY into your messages
Pinch zoom in and out gestures
Support for all of the latest Android, iOS, JoyPixel and Twitter emojis
Dark mode, different screen colors, multiple bubble styles
21 text sizes and font options
The option to blacklist numbers
Fully compatible with Pushbullet, MightyText, Android Wear and Android Auto (car) for enhanced notifications and quick reply.
How Much Does Textra Cost
All Textra features are free to use, however in the free version there are occasional ads. If you want, you can pay a one off fee to remove ads forever.
Does Textra Use Data
Yes, in order to use Textra, you need to have Mobile Data ON to send and receive MMS. You can activate this in the Textra Settings > MMS Settings > Activate Mobile Data.
Is Textra Available for iOS
Currently there are no plans to make Textra for iOS devices.