Going off topic slightly (although of course I've got the text message issue too) I couldn't even answer yesterday - the phone icon didn't respond! I can't remember, or not careful enough to hit the volume key, I've only got tiny hands!!
What is going on with Samsung, are they having a meltdown, cos I'm not far behind them?! got lots of new emojis though, so I suppose that's something... not good
Just looked back - this has been going on sine JUNE LAST YEAR!! With all the tweeks and updates we've had since then, don't you think they would have got the message (no individual tone to it of course!)
Come on, Samsung, get your thumb out your ***** and DO THIS!
Ok.. since the newer posters don't seem to want to read all the previous posts and insist that the app currently works with the "Fix" that Samsung initiated in which the custom text tones are assigned to the conversation thread, I will repeat this again. It is not fixed. And to prevent having to go through that long explaination AGAIN about why it doesn't work, I'll cut and paste from about 10 pages back on this conversation.
I don’t think that reverting back to a previous version of messaging will do the trick. In the past, the specific tones were assigned through the Contacts app, and not the Message app. The contact app no longer has the field for “Custom Text Tone.” There is still a field for “Custom Ring Tone.” Textra, Mood and all the other texting apps have apparently had to change also since all now seem to use the feature of tagging the Conversation and not the Contact anymore. I’ve downloaded Mood for example and tried it. They do the exact thing that Samsung has done with their “Fix”. They tag the Conversation and have nothing to do with the contacts listing.
Here is a good way to test it.
Pick 3 friends that you have text conversations with. Now, using the current method:
Assign Tone A to Friend A’s conversation
Assign Tone B to Friend B’s conversation
Assign Tone C to Friend C’s conversation
Send and receive one on one messages from all three one at a time, and you get Tone A for Friend A, Tone B for Friend B and Tone C for Friend C.
Now, put all three friends into a Group text scenario. Send a message to all three and wait for their replies. You will receive:
Default Tone for Friend A
Default Tone for Friend B
Default Tone for Friend C
So if I assign a custom text tone to someone, I must preserve that thread for all eternity. Previously, under Nougat, under contacts, you assigned Friend A’s tone to Friend A, Friend B’s Tone to Friend B and Friend C’s Tone to Friend C. And when they replied, you got their assigned tones, no matter whether they were responding one on one, or in a group.
For example, my drug store sends me text messages advising me that my prescriptions are due for refill. So I saved them as a contact and assign a quiet, non-obtrusive tone for them. Just a quiet beep. And it’s worked for years. Now I must preserve these automated texts for all eternity to preserve this quiet beep, or clean them out since I don’t need them and have the next month’s messages revert back to my default tone so I have to stop what I’m doing to check an automated computer message. I did the same with my Alarm company. I saved them as a contact and when they send me a message, I want a really loud, obnoxious tone to let me know there is a major problem. My wife and daughters all have custom individual tones. If my eldest sends me a message, I know who it is immediatly. But if she sends a group message to me, my wife, and my other daughter all I get is my default tone. Where before, I got the individual tones all the time and I knew who it was prior to looking at my phone.