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You are a literal Tasker wizard, Mr. Dias. Would be great to see Disa support, since they just recently opened up their API so we'll be seeing a lot of new messaging services being built in.
Also, looking forward to your AMA on Thursday!
Disa is a great lightweight replacement. It doesn't have all the bells and whistles but it runs much faster and doesn't drain your battery!
EDIT: Play store link
What about something like Disa? I mean for an all-in-one solution ... but it does handle Facebook messaging quite well. No chat heads...
I switched to Disa a while ago. Disa is unified SMS/MMS, WhatsApp, and FB Messenger. My only complaint with it is the lack of dark theme.
I've been using Disa for chat. It also lets you integrate your SMS messages if you want, and Whatsapp, as well. Lets you merge conversations between services.
It's slightly buggy still (I sometimes get a notification that I can't close without restarting the phone), but nothing major. It's still in pretty early development, but I've got high hopes for it.
I use Disa (Play Store). It let's you use Messenger, Whatsapp and Text (probably more 3rd party addons.) Takes way less space and battery.
Try Disa, It's been working very well for me. It is missing some features that I'm used to like being able to quick reply and such but it is very competent! You can even change the notification light, sound and vibration pattern on a per-person and per-method basis.
I actually use Disa. It integrates fb messaging, whatsapp, and SMS into one app. If you're talking to someone and you have them on more than one of those accounts, you can seamlessly switch between services within the same conversation, and it can also merge your history across multiple services with the same person as one conversation. It's API is open, so people are working on plugins for other communication services like Kik, but it's a relatively small community so progress is pretty slow on that front.
Disa has a Facebook chat plugin that works quite well. It also can be used for SMS and has other plugins to keep everything in one app, if you are so inclined.
Replace whatsapp with Disa; that's a good start.
Edit: Why the down votes? Disa combines whatsapp and Facebook messenger and uses less battery. Its also much better looking (IMO).
Disa (Unified Messenger Hub)
Nice! Ok... so... in that case you're not going to find an alternative that includes as many features as Messenger does. So it's really going to be a trade off for you and you're gonna have to find what you like best.
Your best bet is Disa, it's the most featured messaging app and rolls most services including text into one. You can look at others like Trillian, IMO, IM+, etc as well.
Good luck finding something that suits you!
Disa allows you to chat using Facebook and WhatsApp networks do you don't have to get your friends to change services: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.disa
It has a nice ui and is pretty lightweight.
I'm using Disa, it has a Facebook messenger plugin as well as WhatsApp and normal SMS. And you can merge 2 or more together to have seamless convos across platforms, which I find very useful :D
Also that meant I could uninstall Facebook messenger and save on the battery drain that comes with.
Look up Disa its a Messaging Hub that includes Text, FB Messenger and Telegram
Disa Google Play
The Only downside is no chat heads, Custom FB Backgrounds or stickers etc. Just FB Messenger Chat
I agree with you 100%. Personally I have just decided that I need to look beyond that, because most of my circle is using facebook messenger..
I have also heard of the app Disa (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.disa) - I do not have personal experience with it though..
If you do decide to try it out, please share the experience :)
That's kind of outside the scope of Swipe. Swipe is just a wrapper for the mobile Facebook site. A fancy wrapper with some nice features and slight usability edits, but a wrapper nonetheless.
I haven't found a decent alternative for Messenger with chat heads, but if you're willing to forgo them both Disa and Messenger Lite are very good alternatives.
Sorry if this sounds stupid, but can someone help me to understand, if I use Disa to combine all my SMS and Messaging apps including WhatsApp, will I still get the end-toend encryption benefits.
i've uninstalled fb and messenger these days
installed Disa instead. combined whatsapp, texts and fb into one pretty nice app. still in beta but i think they're almost at version 1.0 (0.99 atm)
Disa + Swiftkey
Disa: Since I use Whatsapp, Facebook Messenger and SMS, having all three services in one smooth and material app is a dream. It's fast, beautiful and it has all the options I need.
Swiftkey: Writing both in italian and english this is the only keyboard that allows me to type in both languages at the same time and it gets the predictions all the times, without needing to switch keyboard. The new theme is also pretty cool (finally)
i use disa. it combines sms, whatsapp and facebook messenger into 1 app via 3rd party add-ons. works like a charm, and devs are apparently working on additional services as well.
edit: play store link
I also got rid of the Facebook app for Tinfoil. As for messenger, I went with Disa...
..works very well, isn't an enormous battery drain, and the UI is just pleasant. Only thing I can't do I believe is send stickers (just the keyboard isn't available for it...), receiving them is fine, everything else works great.
I don't know if people will still tune into this thread, but the DISA IM app is legendary for texting. why? because it's facebook, whats app and sms, and viber all in 1 app. link
try disa, multimessenger, works pretty well, but doesnt have voicecalls
On Android, I use the mobile site for Facebook, and Disa instead of messenger. Some friends use messenger for everything, and disa is nice because I get a notification if someone messages me directly. I can reply as well. I've never installed messenger on this phone, and never will. ��
Not the first time this has happened.
About 2 years ago, right after I got my Nexus 6, I noticed that the battery life was horrendous, and the phone was hot all the time. I fought with it for a day or two before finally realizing that FB Messenger was the culprit. I did some searching online, and discovered that a lot of other people were having the same problem. I uninstalled Messenger and the problem went away.
I use Disa now, which does a great job of handling FB instant messages. It also has plugins for other IM services, though I've never used any of them.
Disa is a pretty lightweight messaging tool that supports FB messages without the bloat. Extremely reliable, been using it over a year now.
They can't be that strict as this app does both. I used to use it a while ago, but if your app does the additional leg work between text and online messaging, you are ago!
I use Disa for facebook messaging. It's not a lite app, and definitely uses battery, but they don't mine your data. You can also connect your whatsapp and texting to it, but I don't bother.
Disa. It combines WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger and SMS in one light-weight app. You can merge contacts, there are a lot of customisation options, and it's easy on your battery and RAM.
As I'm not using Facebook for anything other than messaging, this really sucks. For the moment I'm using Disa, does anyone have a better alternative or is it currently the best?
(No, I do not want the official messenger app as it absolutely destroys my battery, probably because of custom rom and such though)
If you're looking for an app to replace Messenger I've found that Disa works great. Doesn't have any of the stickers or GIFs or other stuff like that but definitely doesn't drain as much battery as Messenger does.
Replace FaceBook messenger with the Facebook plugin of Disa https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.disa
Much easier on the battery life. Added plus point is combining it with Whatsapp and texting.
To rid yourself of the battery hogging Facebook apps I've switched to
Disa to replace Messenger
Tinfoil for Facebook
Is it possible that there's an option either in the messages application or the android settings? I don't have a Samsung Galaxy S6 myself, so I can't check as it is different from my phone.
If it is something wrong with the default messaging application, you could always install a third party one such as Disa.
I'm on 4.1.2. I use Disa for Facebook messages. It is also a SMS app but I don't use it for that. When I get a Facebook message, it gives me a notification on my computer just like every other app and then another one that lets me reply like a SMS app. I remember in a previous version of the Android app, I disabled text messaging which was on the top of the app list and enabled Disa to fix the problem.
I've seen a lot of discussion around alternate messaging clients. I've been using Disa, it's a messaging app that ties all your services together (sms, facebook, whatsapp, etc). It's still in beta, but I haven't had any issues, and it's streets ahead of the facebook messenger app.
Use Better Battery stats for figuring out what is keeping your system awake - http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1179809
You can also go disable apps from keeping your system awake with the privacy guard. I use it on my VS980 for Facebook, Google Now and Play Services and it makes a huge difference.
Also you may want to consider not using Messenger and use Disa Beta instead. Messenger was awful on my battery life and it got a fair bit better after I switched off of it. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.disa&hl=en
I use tinfoil for facebook. Now I know you're gonna bark at me for saying "there's no notifications!" But there is a work around. For messaging, you could use Disa Beta instead of the official messenger app if you want to save even more battery. It takes a bit of setup, but we'd do anything for battery life, right?
Disa: For me, this is a Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, and SMS replacement. It can integrate other messaging services, too.
Boost for Reddit: Still the best Reddit client if you just read Reddit.
Google Maps: Now back to my default map and navigation program after adding the "Wifi only" option. HERE! Maps (or whatever its stupid new name) was consistently shitting out on my Nexus 6P after I was up over 6GB of downloaded maps, so this was a welcomed update to Google Maps.
Google Photos: I want ease-of-use and Google Photos gives it to me. I don't need Photoshop-level edits...I just want to take a picture on my phone, Google Photos automatically backs it up to the cloud, and perform basic edits on my PC. It does the same thing from my laptop with my SLR photos, so...no brainier here. The search feature absolutely makes this a killer photo app.
Google News: I am borg. I've been assimilated by Google apps. I've tried all the news clients--ALL OF THEM--and for someone who just wants to read the news and get important breaking news alerts, this meets my two basic needs. I customize it on the web, and it updates on my phone.
FAKE EDIT: Any old school Android fanboys here will notice that the APK for Google News is "genie.geniewidget." Remember those days?
Your only option really is Disa SMS, FB messenger, WhatsApp and telegram.
Disa, the unified messenger, sends and receives Facebook messages.
You mean like Disa?
If anyone is interested: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.disa
I use Disa for FB Messenger, but I haven't tried voice messages. Worth a shot I'd say.
I use the website for Facebook and DISA for messenger. It also does Whatsapp and SMS so it solves many problems.
If you want just the messenger capabilities, install disa. It's a unified messaging app that has a fb messenger plugin.
Disa is what you're looking for.
If you want an alternative to Messenger (on Android) Disa is a great option. Saves on battery and privacy, too.
Bad bot. Fixed:
You need to install Disa.
Disa central hub for sms/fb/whatsapp and more coming in the future including Telegram/Viber possibly other.
Take a look at DISA
Disa still has a working plugin for messenger. Doesn't get you out of the eco system, but it's a lot less intrusive.
Disa has a Messenger plugin. As well as WhatsApp, Telegram, and SMS.
Does this work for you? If not I'd suggest checking apkmirror
I switched to using Disa because FB Messenger was making my phone really laggy and draining the battery. Also, chat heads suck.
Just happened to come across this and thought it might be what you're looking for. Haven't used it myself so not really sure.
Disa is the one i use. Whatsapp, Fb Messenger and SMS all in one place. Theyre working on a Telegram plugin too.
Here you go: Disa App! It is a unified messenger with whatsapp, FB messenger & SMS plugins!
Disa. Very good replacement to the bloatware that facebook messenger has become.
Já usei durante algum tempo o Disa, que agrega SMS, facebook e whatsapp na mesma aplicação.
For Android get Disa, I can still chat just fine now.
Have you looked into Disa with its FB plugin?
You can already have merged FB messenger and SMS threads in the Disa app.
Abandon the app and go get Disa.
The bot gave the wrong link, here's the actual link.
Seems like a good replacement to Facebook messenger.
Edit: link bot didn't work so here it is
Disa is a good alternative to Facebook Messenger!
Did anyone else here use Disa in the past?
Disa can't do WhatsApp anymore though
Closest is Disa but it only supports a few services.
I like Disa as an alternative.
ja, und zwar disa hier:
In that case, try Disa (Unified Messenger Hub)
Disa for Android, Pidgin for desktop.
For Android there's Disa
Disa comes to mind
Disa is a good alternative.
you should get disa
Same. I'm using Disa in the meantime. It does SMS, FB, and WhatsApp pretty well.
This one's the only one worth using as an actual alternate.
I use the facebook app still, but use Disa for all my messaging needs
Yes, it does. Disa is a great alternative
Disa is the solution https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.disa
I really like DISA ��
I use Disa for a Messenger alternative, works well enough.
Also interested in this, so link for the lazy/mobile
Yep, I use Metal for Facebook and Disa for for both Messenger and SMS. It's been a pretty solid and battery-light combo so far.
The browser notifications are hit or miss I've noticed.
For messaging, I use Disa: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.disa&hl=en
Try Disa for messenger notifications. It's been worlds better on my battery. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.disa
Here you go: Disa - On Google Play
Guess I need to try that out now. Link for the lazy.
Merge text, Facebook messenger WhatsApp into one app.
Best reading app- https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.flyersoft.moonreaderp
If you can uninstall or disable YouTube (& not bothered about sign in) http://ogmods.net/home/ogyoutube?ref=xda&tab=Download
Oh nice - I hadn't.
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.disa ^^^^^i ^^^^^like ^^^^^your ^^^^^joke
There is one called Disa that is working on it at the moment. For now it just combines SMS and hangouts but they are working on more.
I use Tinfoil and Disa for chat. Superb app. Also supports WhatsApp, if you're into that sort of thing.
Disa with the facebook plugin is actually working really nicely for me. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.disa unified messenger with support for sms, facebook, and I believe whatsapp
Check out Disa (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.disa) for yourself and one of the services it offers as a plugin (Facebook or Telegram) for your friend.
Disa has plugin for both FB Messenger and Telegram, you can also merge contacts on it.
I use both Moonreader and Play books, I have the Moonreader app on my home screen, using Nova I set a swipe up gesture on the Moonreader icon to open Play Books.
e.g. camera app + swipe up to gallery
I get around the music situation by having a single page, but multiple docks, all with different 4 x 1 widgets. The app/ swipe gesture also works well and reduces clutter
Edit: added link
After i found this, i don't want FBM or FBML on my device.
You can use Disa, a unified messenger with a plugin for Facebook WhatsApp and SMS, which also has material design