Why does Verizon Messages have its own camera and editing software?

SidGauVic
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Why can't I use my phone's default camera and photo apps of my own choosing? The ones I've chosen work much better and have settings I can customize. The VZW messages camera always turns on flash and has a shutter sound I can't disable. This is really bothersome for sending pictures how I want them to be. Can the VZW messages camera be an option as opposed to a forced feature?

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Re: Why does Verizon Messages have its own camera and editing software?

SuzyQ
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The camera is not a forced feature - if you don't want to use it, then don't.  Take your photo, do all the editing, save it to your gallery, THEN open the messages app and attach the photo from your gallery, rather than choosing the Camera.

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Re: Why does Verizon Messages have its own camera and editing software?

SuzyQ
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The camera is not a forced feature - if you don't want to use it, then don't.  Take your photo, do all the editing, save it to your gallery, THEN open the messages app and attach the photo from your gallery, rather than choosing the Camera.

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Re: Why does Verizon Messages have its own camera and editing software?

SidGauVic
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if you don't want to use it, then don't.  Take your photo, do all the editing, save it to your gallery, THEN open the messages app and attach the photo from your gallery, rather than choosing the Camera.

Is there a way to be able to choose which app takes the photo? In other apps, like Google Hangouts, clicking the camera will bring up a dialogue box asking "Complete action using..." and then present several different apps. I'd like to be able to choose the camera app when I click the camera button in Verizon Messages, rather than being defaulted into the built-in camera.

A suggestion: maybe an option where users can change what camera app is used when that button is clicked. Having the built-in camera as a default, while giving the option to choose a different camera seems like a good compromise.

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