Google’s Messages app, the default texting app on many Android devices, has “Categories” at the top to help you organize your text messages. Fortunately, this email-like feature can be disabled if it’s not your thing.
Since March 2022, Messages shows three ‘Categories’ at the top of the inbox: ‘All’, ‘Personal’ and ‘Business’. You don’t have to sort manually. Google will try to automatically sort your posts into these categories.
If this feature sounds familiar to you, it’s because it’s very similar to the categories in Gmail. You may not find it very useful for texting. Let’s get rid of it.
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First, open the Messages app and tap your profile icon in the top right corner.
Select “Message Settings” from the menu.
Go to “Message organization” in the settings.”
Turn off the switch for ‘Show posts by category’.
Remark: Unfortunately, you must have this enabled if you want to use the “Automatically remove OTPs after 24 hours” feature on the same screen.
That’s all. Your inbox is back to its typical no-category layout at the top of the screen. Messages has a number of other organization features that you can use to keep things neat and easy to find.
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