VZ Pixel: Messages+ AND ALSO Google Messager??

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n4ogl

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I've got a VZ Pixel XL. I love the convenience of using Messages+ across all my mobile devices (laptop, desktop, tablet, work computer, etc.) but I also like the functionality of Google's Messenger.

Can I use Google's Messenger on the Pixel XL, and then use Messages+ on the other devices, or does it all have to be on Messages+?
 

Scott

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I've got a VZ Pixel XL. I love the convenience of using Messages+ across all my mobile devices (laptop, desktop, tablet, work computer, etc.) but I also like the functionality of Google's Messenger.

Can I use Google's Messenger on the Pixel XL, and then use Messages+ on the other devices, or does it all have to be on Messages+?

I believe you can do that and message plus will pick it up.

Easiest way to tell is just send an SMS and then check the other devices. But think it will work.
 

schwem

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I've got a VZ Pixel XL. I love the convenience of using Messages+ across all my mobile devices (laptop, desktop, tablet, work computer, etc.) but I also like the functionality of Google's Messenger.

Can I use Google's Messenger on the Pixel XL, and then use Messages+ on the other devices, or does it all have to be on Messages+?
Yes you can. I do this with my tablet and Nexus player. Setup and restore Message + on your Pixel and after fully restored just open and make Google messenger default. All messages will still route through Message + and backup to Verizon's cloud service and push the messages to the other devices you have setup under the same Message j account.
 

le0.br4zuc4

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One thing to keep in mind is: every message you send from either a tablet or computer using the Verizon Message+ app, you won't see that message on your phone IF on your phone you're using Google's Messenger. The messages you send from your phone, you WILL see them as sent msgs on MSG+

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