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Archive Messages

Rather than just permanently delete messages, it would be fantastic if you could archive messages. This was one of the features in Google Hangouts that I used the most and found incredibly helpful.

Sometimes you want to clean up your inbox so you don't have hundreds of conversations floating around in it that you have to scroll through, but you don't necessarily want to lose some conversations forever by deleting them. The ability to Archive conversations in order to move them out of the main inbox view and into a separate archive view for later reference or search would be perfect here, and I believe would appeal to many users.

See the Google Hangouts app for more details on how this could and should work. Would love to see it in Textra! It would make it truly stand apart from the competition!

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      • apap commented  · 

        I also am switching specifically because of this feature, and I just started using Textra. I LOVE how fast this app is, but if I can't archive, it's a real deal breaker.

      • Cyrus SemnaniCyrus Semnani commented  · 

        Any updates on this. I stopped using textra b/c of the lack of this feature. Been using google messages

      • Anonymous commented  · 

        Yes, I just accidently deleted every text message ever saved to my phone. I went to delete one and all of a sudden they all start dissapearing from the screen. Im so mad!! At myself! Because I had important texts on there from years ago and pictures and information that I need!! Im so upset. Please make an archive folder so that dumb people like me can have some relief when they mess up like I did today! Thanks textra!

      • Anonymous commented  · 

        yeah, ability to archive texts would be nice

      • SusieSusie commented  · 

        Please please add an option to back up my text messages

      • JohnnyJohnny commented  · 

        I just bought the Pro version and then realized there was no archiving option!
        I got really frustrated! Wasted my money, because I will stop using the app just for the lack of the archiving option.
        I also dislike having my inbox all cluttered, being able to archive messages is a must for me

      • MikeMike commented  · 

        NEED an archive folder with auto-archive capability for messages which I do want/need notifications for and do not want/need in my inbox. Come on, guys.

      • Brad CoatsBrad Coats commented  · 

        Love Textra, but after trying to adjust, I just can't keep going without an archive feature. Will switch back to Textra if this is added.

      • TenchiTenchi commented  · 

        Love the app but just like everyone here has said. The main reason I don't use the app is the lacking ability to archive messages.
        Please add this ability in the near future.

      • Lora RichardsonLora Richardson commented  · 

        I loved the app! It had everything I was looking for and more! Great layout,great features, etc... But it doesn't have archive so I deleted it. I am one who likes to have a clean inbox and not have a ton of messages in imideiate view, but I don't always want to delete them either. Archive would be fantastic! If Textra got archive, I would download it again and keep it forever!

        Archive is a must!

      • CamilleCamille commented  · 

        This is a must and is required. Please !

      • Jordan ZimmittiJordan Zimmitti commented  · 

        Please add this feature it is the best thing ever I use it all the time on messenger and wish it was here

      • AnonymousAnonymous commented  · 

        Yes please add this feature as is on Google Messenger

      • RobRob commented  · 

        Yep there are many threads I don't want to see on a regular basis that I'd like to archive

      • AlAl commented  · 

        Why does a text to provide some instructions on how to paste what you copy somewhere else just basic instruction copy delete paste and a few others it should be made available right on the screen this sucks

      • Anonymous commented  · 

        Only 1 option u need to add that when I want to send a message from contacts it appears always sim 2 option for sending a message.
        It should show default selected sim option for sending a message like sim 1.
        Over very very good and antique designing high speed sms app

      • SailorJackSailorJack commented  · 

        Offshoot of this idea, what if you had a window or box that you could transfer messages to which you wanted to respond to soon (eg within the next hour) but didn't have time to text right now? Because sometimes I read a message and want to respond later, only to have the 'new' counter disappear and then I totally forget to respond. Something to aid in prioritizing what needed to get taken care of within the day.

      • Anonymous commented  · 

        I used GO SMS for years and it had a private box for msgs you didn't want someone to see while you had the app unlocked. Also had a favorites box where you could transfer msgs to that you didn't want to lose. One of their last updates included the backup feature that allowed you to essentially archive your msgs. I would love to see these options in your app.

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