Textra SMS

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Sweet and simple texting


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Textra SMS is that kind of Android app you come across from time to time, that does exactly what you want it to do in exactly the right way: texting.

Designed to blow your run-of-the-mill, default texting app right out of the water, Textra SMS adds +800 different emoji and a neat little drop down text box to respond to messages directly from your notifications bar.

Plus, Textra lets you completely customize the whole app. Choose to completely redesign your messaging interface including the option to pick from over 20 different color schemes and even switch between a dark mode (by default) or a brighter interface.

Textra SMS is a simple yet functional SMS client that provides you with everything you'd expect from a texting app and a whole lot more. That said, those of you out there who are partial to using Hangouts will find that the undisputed king of SMS and messaging on Android still reigns.
By Erika Okumura
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Requires Android 4.0.3 or higher