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Blue threads in messaging app

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I have a Samsung Stratosphere, and in the stock messaging app some of the thread names (i.e., the names of the contacts to/from whom the texts are written) are listed in blue, some in white. I've checked the manual and can't find a reference to this. Anybody know what (if anything) the blue color means?

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Interesting. I just deleted my Amber Alert thread (which was blue, along with a random bunch of others). I quit the Messaging app and went back to it, and still found two seemingly random threads in blue. Then I deleted the weather alert thread, left Messaging and came back and indeed nothing was blue. I've done it a couple more times, and still no blue! Thanks! I hope it sticks. Whatever it's supposed to be accomplishing, it's failing. It's so random that I just ignore it, and actually wasn't even noticing it any more.

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Is there any pattern to who is colored blue or not? Saved as Google contacts? Other Verizon Wireless customers?

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Nope. The current blue items (they change!) include a couple of alerts (Amber, Severe) and various friends and family members, but other friends and family are not in blue. Just about all the texts are to/from people in my Google contacts, but some are blue, some are not. For instance, my wife's name is in blue, but our daughters are not. Some of the blue ones are contacts with two people, some with just one; the same is true of non-blue. Some of the blue ones may be on Verizon, some are definitely not.

Oh, and while I've been writing this post the entire list, except for 3 names, just turned blue.

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Very interesting and puzzling!

I don't have any more thoughts yet. Hopefully someone else will contribute an idea.

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Ann, I presume this means that you don't see any blue threads in your list of text messages (or perhaps you're not using the stock app). It seems to me that I didn't use to see them either, but I can't pinpoint exactly when this started happening. I never really watched this before, but now I see that each time I go to the messaging app a different configuration of threads is blue. It doesn't seem to cause any harm, but it's just inexplicable; and if it does mean something, it'd be nice to know what!

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I don't own a Samsung Stratosphere. I have a Galaxy Nexus and HTC Thunderbolt. On both, I used the stock text message app and never seen text messages a different color then the standard color.

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OK, thanks. I'm going to post this on a Stratosphere forum on Android Central and see if anybody there experiences it. Weird. Another in the long list of tech problems I've had that no one else ever heard of.

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I have a Samsung Statosphere and I have the same issue. Some of the contact names/phone numbers appear in blue while most are in white. There is no consistancy in the coloring and they change. For example, "Mom" will be in blue now and when I check my messages later "Mom" will be in white. It makes no sense and kind of drives me crazy. I wish I knew why. Just one of the MANY problems I have with my Samsung.

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So glad to know I'm not alone!! That describes my experience exactly. So far I've found no explanation for it. I wouldn't say it drives me crazy; I'm used to it now, but the apparent pointlessness of it is annoying.

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BTW, I went to Samsung's hard-to-navigate support site. I posted this question in the forum there. It has yet to actually appear in the topics list, and the most recent topic that does show up there is from 7 months ago, so I'm not hopeful of any help at all there. I also e-mailed Samsung tech support. They suggested it might be to distinguish messages from me and messages from someone else. But that's not it, since some threads whose most recent message is from me are blue, some are white, and some threads whose first message is from are are blue, some are white. And I've actually seen almost the entire list turn blue sometimes with no activity on my part.

So, no help from Samsung. They don't seem to have any idea what it's about. Kate721, looks like you and I are alone in a cold, cruel world.

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