GO SMS Pro For Android Gets Facelift, Cloud Message Management & More

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GO SMS Pro, the crowd-favorite and feature-filled alternative messaging Android app, has just received a massive update in the Google Play Store, which introduces us to a brand new UI and several handy features that you won’t want to miss out in a hurry. Currently standing at v4.60, the app gets a huge facelift, courtesy of a well-polished and crispier main interface, message bubbles, as well as notification style that help it get closer to Holo-style visual goodness. Also included within the package are several nifty free and premium features, including protection of your GO SMS Private Box via gesture lock and ability to hide the feature’s access icon, enhanced GO Chat experience, improved Facebook Friends sync and recognition via avatars, schedule-based local settings backup, native support for management of SMS backup files stored on cloud, and last but not the least, extensive cloud-based GO SMS messages, chat and backup management support through an interactive web app. Details on all the features to follow after the break.

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The local SMS backup support seems to have been taken away from the free version, and is now available as one of the Premium features. The option to restore SMS backups (from cloud or locally stored threads) and management of SMS backup files on cloud is still available in the free variant; however, the only way for free users to backup their messages is by resorting to the GO SMS cloud. For this, you must own a valid GO Chat ID, which can be registered for right from within the app for free. Each new account is allotted a maximum storage capacity of 1000 messages that can be extended further through in-app purchasing.

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To remotely manage your cloud messages and avail the Go Chat & SMS services through the web app, visit ‘ webchat.goforandroid.com ‘ on your desktop browser. Once logged in, you can use the web platform to send/receive SMS messages, initiate a GO Chat session with your friends, manage your chat groups and online SMS backups, download compete message threads shared with individual users, and access your GO SMS Backup contacts, private box, favorites, filter folders and custom folders.

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All aforementioned Premium features can be found under the Premium tab on the app’s Application Center screen. As ever, purchasing the Premium pack grants you access to all the paid features – Private Box Pro, FB Sync, Local Backup & Restore, Screenshot Pro & Find Phone – for 180 days, after which you’ll have to renew your subscription to continue using these services.

Download GO SMS Pro (v4.60) For Android

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  • Jaymoon

    Wow, GoSMS gets more and more bloated with every update. I’ve been using the stock Messaging app ever since I got my Galaxy Nexus. I think with the combination of ICS/JB and a phone that’s fast enough to handle my 4,000+ SMS messages, the stock app is really all that I need.

    Sorry to see that GoSMS went from a must-have for me, to bloatware that I avoid like the plague.

    • Fun Virginian

      . You are exactly right, I was wondering what the hell slowed my phone tonight. Then I figured it out. Then I noticed go sms pro was screwed up and didn’t work right. I thought it was a bug. It was their god awful update. A full page of their go SMS was devoted to bloatware applications. I’m honestly very sad. It’s the death of one of the greatest application sucks that’s ever been on the android phone, but I think everybody it coming with all their there bloatware updates. This one crossed the line.

  • Fun Virginian

    The interface is God awful for Go Sms Pro. It doesn’t allow you to disable their applications which the push on you, about 15 of them. And they get their own screen that you cannot disable. Furthermore the entire
    Go download has made the system slower. It is taking a lot more RAM. Application borders on becoming bloatware. I’m a fan of them but they need to streamline and they need to take a lot of things out of it again. Make the application screen optional. Take as much out of the core apps as possible so that the memory goes down and the speed goes up. My experience in this field is very very deep. I hope that hey heed my suggestions.

    Eg CM mod posts that their interface directly into their ROM to make their system faster, making that a lot faster. It is. It does. It has many themes and everything else, but doesn’t focus on bloatware Thus it is screaming fast. It also doesn’t try to charge you at everything level. Go Dev didn’t start this way. It is a shame it’s going this way.

    Go has gone the wrong direction. It is to streamline the apps before trying to go for bloatware that you pay for. They must put the user first. They’re putting the dollar first. It’s the wrong direction. Period.

    They need to back off right now. I mean roll back a version and allow you to choose to use the last version. Right now. Go Dev will lose a lot of users unless it changes course.

  • unhappy droid

    I loved loved loved this app! I finally upgraded only because I was tired of it telling me I needed to…BIGGEST MISTAKE EVER!!!!!! Everything on my phone runs slow, I miss texts & people no longer get all of mine, either that or they get it 10 times. Im so unhappy with it. I would uninstall but I have messages I need & for whatever reason my main message doesnt display them all…grrrrrrrrrrrrr go sms curse you (mytouch 4g)

  • Muhammad Usman

    Dear Concerned,

    I was going to restore my SMS data in my Inbox in mobile ( Samsung Galaxy S7582). I am facing following Problems.

    Data restore failed probably as:

    1. Memory Card unuseable.

    2. Backup file not Found.

    3. File format error.

    4. Network Instable.

    But i have my all backup files in my memory card & my Phone Storage.

    Please help me in restoration of my SMS data.

    Kind Regards,

    Usman