Disa: The Unified Android Messaging Service That Works

Disa: The Unified Android Messaging Service That Works

Disa: The Unified Android Messaging Service That Works

Today our contacts are scattered across different social and messaging networks, making it difficult to keep track of conversations. For example, a friend might make dinner plans over SMS, send the diner’s address on Facebook, and update their location on WhatsApp. Connecting the dots between these conversations requires opening multiple apps and checking each message manually, which can be quite a headache.

Although apps like Snowball and C-Notice have unified notification updates from these apps, replying to conversations still requires opening each individual app. However, with Disa, a unified messenger for Android, this is about to change.

Disa: The Unified Android Messaging Service That Works

The app integrates messaging services under a single roof, allowing you to read and respond to them directly through Disa. Currently, it supports text messaging, Facebook, and WhatsApp, with more services like Hike and Line to come.

Disa – Unifying Messaging Services

Once you install Disa, it will ask you to activate it as the default messaging service. Facebook and WhatsApp are downloaded as additional plugins and account configuration is needed before Disa can start the services. When you configure WhatsApp with Disa, the default WhatsApp will stop working due to a signature verification error.

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Note: You will not see any WhatsApp groups on Disa until someone messages in the group. Your WhatsApp group will only be visible to you after you receive a notification.

To compose a new message, tap the plus icon from the sidebar and select the messaging service. When you have multiple conversations from a contact on different services, the app will give you the option to merge them into a unified contact. Long tap, select the conversations, and tap the merge button at the bottom of the screen. Then, select the default service you would like to use, such as WhatsApp or text message.

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That’s all – every message from that contact, whether from FB or WhatsApp, will be shown in a single thread. While sending messages, you can tap the icon next to the compose window and change the carrier. You can view media and attach files depending on the service you select while sending the message.

Disa: The Unified Android Messaging Service That Works

Cool Tip: Color code services from the service settings to distinguish between Facebook, WhatsApp, and text messaging.

In the settings, you can change app configurations like Notifications, Emojis, Keyboards, etc. One great thing about using Disa is that it only needs one snooze button to mute all messaging services.

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Conclusion

Disa was in Alpha for years and was recently released as a public beta on the Play Store. I have high hopes for the app and would love to see the developers add more services while keeping the existing ones running. If you use WhatsApp, texting, and Facebook Messenger often, give Disa a try and check out the awesomeness it brings.

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