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Samsung Galaxy S5: How to Change Bubble and Background Styles in Messaging App in Android 4.4.2 Kitkat

The stock Messaging app in the Samsung Galaxy S5 displays the incoming and outgoing messages back and forth within a conversation so that you can see your message with particular contact in a single place. Another best part of this app is that you can change the message bubble and also the background image within conversations. It will give a new look for your conversations and you can also make the conversations more personal by applying your own picture as the background image.


How to change bubble and background styles within conversations in Messaging app?
You can do so by using the following steps:
  1. Open Messaging app.
  2. Tap or long press the Recent apps key to open up the additional options and then select Settings.
  3. Tap Display.
  4. Change the bubble style.
    • Tap Bubble style.
    • Select one of the bubble styles listed at the bottom of the screen you want to use. You'll get the preview when you tap each of the bubble styles so that you'll get an idea how it might look like when a bubble is enabled.
    • Tap Save button.
    • The selected bubble style will be applied.
  5. Change the background style.
    You can use the stock image or your own picture as the background image within conversations.
  6. I. Use the stock background image as the background style:
    • Tap Background style.
    • Select one of the background styles listed at the bottom of the screen you want to use. You'll get the preview when you tap each of the background styles so that you'll get an idea how it might look like when a background image is enabled.
    • Tap Save button.
    • The selected background style will be applied.
    II. Use your own picture as the background style:
    • Tap Background style.
    • Tap .
    • Select Image to pick up your photo in the Gallery app or select Camera to take a picture and then use the picture as the background style.
    • If necessary, you can adjust the size of the picture that will be used as the background style by dragging .
    • If necessary, you can also use another part of the picture as the background style by tapping and holding the blue frame and then drag it to the desired part.
    • If you're satisfied with the result, tap Done button.
    • Tap Save button.
    • The selected picture will be set as the background style.

When the bubble and the background styles have been changed, it will be applied to all conversations in your Messaging app. I personally like using this feature to change the conversations appearance when I have been bored with the previous one. So, how about you? Do you also like using this feature?

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