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Tasker message received compatibility

When a message is received, Tasker doesn't see it as an event when Textra is installed.

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      • Ahmed X commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        my emergency tasker phone locator app is highly dependent on this. it is unfortunate that in case of emergency i wont be able to turn on my data and GPS via a text... :(

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This issue is causing grief for automating some tasks. Interestingly enough, the IFTTT client does see the incoming SMS and forward its to the cloud. Wonder what is different between it and tasker.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This is a deal-breaker for me as well. It really is too bad, both Tasker and Textra are very good apps. But if I have to choose one of them, I'll pick Tasker every time.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Really love textra and recommended it to all my friends. However, now when trying to automate tasks and read sms it won't work. So back to stock I go :(

      • Balwant commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        contents of one message getting mixed with other SMS. so it becomes useless service. Get this rectified. also there is no option of searching name and words etc. no option of sorting SMS name wise from sender

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Please fix this! I agree with all that is said here. Textra is great, but really needs with to use the stock database (which may slow it down, or maybe even speed it up...lol) OR just incorporate the tasker functionality.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I just installed Textra after a recommendation. It love the look of it but unfortunately the lack of this compatibility means it is not viable for me. Would love it to be sorted!

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Another option is that they could build a Tasker plugin without changing their database. I initially loved Textra but this caused me to switch away from it.

      • Zach Rhonheimer commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This is because Textra uses a non-standard database for its messages. It's similar to the top issue on here where Textra won't work with MightyText, Motorola Connect or other third party SMS sending/receiving apps. Until they change this I am afraid this will never get fixed.

      • Brian commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Tasker as well as UCCW and Zooper Pro do not pick up the textra SMS unread count. Would love to be able to see unread message counts so I could add it to my themed widgets.

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