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  1. Add 'WhatsApp' Support in 'Messaging' Hub

    Add 'WhatsApp' in the same way as the Facebook Chat.

    8,685 votes
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      148 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • 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

      3,875 votes
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        108 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Turning off SMS Notification toast

        Ability to control toast notification for SMS so that you can disable toast and flashing screen when inbound messages are received.

        3,277 votes
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          272 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

          2,084 votes
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            81 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Disable Text Message Preview when Phone is locked

            Privacy Option when Phone is locked, should just show a "New # Message Notification", instead of the content of the Message.

            1,697 votes
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              94 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.

              1,456 votes
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                69 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • 956 votes
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                  24 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.

                  955 votes
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                    11 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.

                    880 votes
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                      21 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • 874 votes
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                        39 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.

                        760 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.

                          596 votes
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                            30 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.

                            505 votes
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                              50 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.

                              485 votes
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                                51 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.

                                423 votes
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                                  17 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.

                                  414 votes
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                                    41 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • MSG Hub: Attach Picture and send in Facebook Chat

                                    iOS and Android both have this very basic functionality of being able to take a photo and send it to a person via Facebook messages.

                                    Please bring it to the Messaging Hub (via the little paperclip).

                                    407 votes
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                                      24 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Threema

                                      Get Threema ready for Windows Phone. WhatsApp is dead!

                                      399 votes
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                                        14 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • APN and MMS

                                        Give the possibility to change the Apn for internet and MMs!I can t recive the mms!!!

                                        392 votes
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                                          29 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

                                          376 votes
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                                            3 comments  ·  Messaging  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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