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My regular text icon disappeared ( the one that is at the bottom of the screen, next to the phone icon ) now I can't receive or send texts. Please help!!! I have a moto g

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tap the apps icon (the one with 6 dots inside a circle) find the messaging icon tap and hold, then drag to the quick launch bar.
The messaging icon is totally gone. All I have is a hangouts icon
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Michael Bilberry wrote:

The messaging icon is totally gone. All I have is a hangouts icon

It should still be in your app drawer when you pull open the drawer as Ihave a Moto G right beside me and while Android 4.4 did away with a separate messaging app and incorporated it into handouts Motorola and all other companies (Nexus excluded) still left the messaging app available to the user. It's a green talk bubble with a smiley face. If you still don't see it then go into your app manager in settings and check if you disabled it and if it's disabled then enable it. If it's still not there try going into the settings again and under more (4th option down) yyou'll see an option to switch what you use as your default SMS app, make it Messaging.
Michael Bilberry wrote:

The messaging icon is totally gone. All I have is a hangouts icon

Thanks! For some reason it was disabled.

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