Samsung Messaging App Glitch Randomly Sending Pictures

July 3, 2018

We share our pictures with friends and loved ones but a glitch is causing pictures on certain phones to be sent to random contacts in your phone and even worse, you may never know what picture is sent and to whom it was delivered. According to user reports, the problem stems from Samsung Messages which is the default texting app on the most popular Samsung phones, the Galaxy and Note. Although Samsung says they're aware of the problem and are working on a fix, the prevailing theory as to what’s causing this bug is a weird interaction between Samsung Messages and recent RCS (Rich Communication Services) profile updates that have rolled out on carriers. RCS enhances the outdated SMS protocol with new features like better media sharing, typing indicators, and read receipts. However the issue right now is that it seems something about the way RCS is handled in Samsung Messages is causing random pictures to be sent to random contacts. Until Samsung releases a fix, go into your phone’s app settings and revoke Samsung Messages’ ability to access storage. This will prevent Messages from sending photos or anything else stored on your device, whether you want it to or not. Another option is to switch to a different texting app like Android Messages or Textra, which, so far, doesn't seem effected by whatever is plaguing Samsung’s texting app.

SOURCE: Gizmodo

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