Unlike iOS, Android allows you to use third-party applications to perform essential functions, such as sending SMS. Here's how to set a new default email application on your Android phone.
After installing your text messaging application, there are two ways to set it as the default application. You can do this from the application itself when you launch it for the first time or later, using the Settings app on your device.
Set the default mail application the first time you launch it
Open the application and click after the initial start (here we have to click on "Start with Textra" and accept the necessary permissions).
Once the application is launched, a button at the bottom of the screen asks if you want to make it your default application. Press the button, then press "Yes" to confirm.
And it's now your default text messaging app. Almost all applications will prompt you to set them as the default application when you use them for the first time. For those who do not (or if you have been using the application for a while and now want to set it by default), use the technique described in the next section.
Set an email application as the default in the settings
Start by going to the settings of your device.
There, you will need to look for a parameter called Default Applications. Since each manufacturer organizes the settings differently, we recommend that you perform a search.
In the Default Applications setting, tap the "SMS Application" option.
A list of all applications that support text messages appears. Select the application you want to set as the default (Textra in our case). You may notice a review similar to the one in the picture below. If you do, press "OK".
Congratulations! You have successfully changed your default text messaging application on your Android Phone.
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