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  1. Add 'Google Talk' Support in 'Messaging' Hub

    I know many many gmail users who also have Windows Phone. All our messaging friends are on Google Talk

    4,206 votes
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      112 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • inline sms delivery notification

      When turning on message delivery for SMS/txt messaging, when the delivery report comes in just add a message tick, not the current unconnected, unnamed page

      2,812 votes
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        99 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • A way to export MMS/SMS.

        I would love a way to export my current list of SMS/MMS to excel or HTML. Allowing me to backup that file else where.

        1,920 votes
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          101 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Automatic Retry for Text Messages

          If a text message fails to send it should auto-retry on a schedule or when cell signal returns. Annoying to discover that a text I thought sent didn't and I missed the failed to send notification.

          1,089 votes
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            28 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • 1,077 votes
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              47 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • 1,015 votes
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                26 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • problem with spanish accents.

                when I write spanish accents (á,í,ó) except for letter "e", the limit per message changes to 70 and besides considers each accent as 15 letters.

                961 votes
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                  11 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Full sync with Facebook messaging service

                  There should be a complete synchronization with the facebook messaging service. Some messages aren't delivered and some aren't received. The receiving part is the most problematic. The phone should not only connect to facebook chat, but It should also check the message inbox of facebook, where the messages always are. That way, there wouldn't be any problems with receiving messages.

                  864 votes
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                    22 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Do not remove the integration with Facebook especially in the Messaging Hub

                    This is one of the few things which distinguishes the Windows Phone platform from other OS's.

                    722 votes
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                      21 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Save SMS draft

                      SMS draft are not saved for the moment. Sometimes, you want to plan a long time in advance some SMS to send.

                      628 votes
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                        31 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Universal Messaging Hub with 3rd Party Support

                        The messaging hub should be expanded to allow as many messenging services to work together as possible; seamlessly. 3rd parties should have APIs as well.

                        623 votes
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                          23 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • T9 Keyboard

                          T9 keyboard Texting while driving is easy to use without looking keyboard please make this possible for windows phone 8 choose between qwerty to T9 like in androids os.

                          607 votes
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                            60 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Send video via SMS

                            In Mango you can send video with Email, Facebook, SkyDrive and more, but you cannot send a video via text message.

                            511 votes
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                              53 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Export/Import Text Message Backup from SkyDrive

                              It would be nice if we could see where the text message backups were going and even better if we could view/export them on the computer to maybe a PDF, XML, TXT, or some other format. I also have a lot of messages on my Android, which I would like to import into my Windows Phone. This is not possible. And neither is the other way around. Just being able to export the messages to a file would be perfectly idea.

                              504 votes
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                                5 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Swipe left/right in a conversation with someone to go to the next person

                                Instead of having to press back and click on another conversation, swipe left/right to quickly swap to another person/convo

                                441 votes
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                                  3 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • backup / export texts messages to xml or document format.

                                  Add facility whereby Text messages can be backed up or exported to xml / document format.

                                  438 votes
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                                    6 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Threema

                                    Get Threema ready for Windows Phone. WhatsApp is dead!

                                    436 votes
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                                      18 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Need check boxes or a delete all in SMS tile.

                                      Text message tile/group needs ability to delete multiple messages more quickly. Something similar to how you can do the check boxes in the eMail client.

                                      435 votes
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                                        42 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Add predictive text and swype for Bulgarian language.

                                        These are two of the most enjoyable and useful Windows Phone features so far. It would be great if more countries could enjoy them.
                                        Thank You.

                                        424 votes
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                                          32 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Wrong capitalisation of 2 letter words by the autocorrection in Dutch

                                          The Dutch auto-correct capitalizes some 2-letter words wrongfully in mid-sentence.
                                          e.g.: 'ze' -> 'ZE', 'me' -> 'Me', ..

                                          these are normal dutch words, no abbreviations or anything. Please fix the dutch dictionary, for this is very annoying.

                                          422 votes
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