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Beta updates to OnePlus devices finally bring group MMS

If the way the OnePlus group MMS "feature" works infuriates you, you're not alone. Luckily, group MMS gets a fix in the latest open betas.

Published onMay 15, 2018

OnePlus 5T
  • OnePlus group MMS on the 3, 3T, 5, and 5T, is finally getting fixed.
  • The latest beta updates have the group MMS fix, which means a stable update is just around the corner.
  • There are also updates to the OnePlus Launcher and the OnePlus Switch app.

For some strange reason, Android Messages (the default SMS app) on OnePlus devices doesn’t support group MMS. If someone sends a group MMS chat to you, each message from each member shows up as a different thread on your phone. It’s infuriating.

Luckily, the problem is easily fixed by using a different SMS app, of which there are plenty to choose from on the Google Play Store (I use Pulse SMS on my OnePlus 5 and love it).

But finally, it appears there’s a native group MMS fix coming to the OnePlus 3, 3T, 5, and 5T. The fix is live now in the latest open betas for the devices, which means it will likely roll out in a stable release very soon.

This will give current OnePlus device owners the ability to use Android Messages without having to deal with an individual thread for every group MMS. Hallelujah.

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The open betas also bring some other new features. A new Toolbox card is available in the OnePlus Shelf, and there’s a new Hidden Space in the app drawer. You can also now edit the dynamic icons for weather, clock, and calendar apps.

Those updates apply to the OnePlus Launcher of Oxygen OS. If you don’t use Oxygen and instead use a third-party launcher like Nova Launcher Prime, you won’t see any change with those updates.

The OnePlus Switch app is also getting some updates. Switch makes it easy to transfer your data from your current device to your new OnePlus device. The user interface is getting a face-lift, the timing will be more accurate, and there are some other general fixes for bugs.

Those features will likely roll out to the OnePlus Switch app listing on the Google Play Store once the features move from beta to stable.

You can download the new open betas for your OnePlus device by clicking the buttons below.

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