Create a calander event in adroid from a text

deany

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Hi

In iOS if you get a text with say: see you Saturday 15/10/16 .
You can simply click on the date and create an event in calendar - very handy.

When sending a text to an android smartphone: see you Saturday 15/10/16 .
There is no line underneath to create a calendar event.

I see there is some app but why dont android offer this simple feature? (easy software update) which as I say, is very useful on iOS

I notice links to websites in a text to android are clickable as expected.

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C DM

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Perhaps a texting/messaging app like Allo would offer something like that?
 

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Perhaps a texting/messaging app like Allo would offer something like that?
Hi
Thanks for the reply. Just amazed something a basic and useful as this isn't built in to the android native text app.
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C DM

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Hi
Thanks for the reply. Just amazed something a basic and useful as this isn't built in to the android native text app.
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It might be in some flavor or version of Android, but since there are some many different ones, and so many different texting apps, it's hard to say for sure.

Even the Apple iOS version isn't something that's really liked by some people who wish that there was a way to turn off that logic and underlining, but as often is the case with things in iOS, there isn't an option to control that.
 

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What Android do you have, because many features can also be dependent on OEM and android skin ?
 

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It might be in some flavor or version of Android, but since there are some many different ones, and so many different texting apps, it's hard to say for sure.

Even the Apple iOS version isn't something that's really liked by some people who wish that there was a way to turn off that logic and underlining, but as often is the case with things in iOS, there isn't an option to control that.
Hi
We use text software to remind our customers we are calling tomorrow.
We find this is very well recieved and costs about 00.02p a text so cost effective.
Everyone I've shown the click and create calendar event in
iOS have been "Wow that amazing"

But with iOS way behind android in user numbers its only our iPhone customers that will be able to click and create an event & alarm reminder
that we are calling.
Shame, also surprised some iOS users have issues with this feature I can only see benefits personally.
 
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C DM

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Hi
We use text software to remind our customers we are calling tomorrow.
We find this is very well recieved and costs about 00.02p a text so cost effective.
Everyone I've shown the click and create calendar event in
iOS have been "Wow that amazing"

But with iOS way behind android in user numbers its only our iPhone customers that will be able to click and create an event & alarm reminder
that we are calling.
Shame, also surprised some iOS users have issues with this feature I can only see benefits personally.
There's certainly usefulness to it all, but it can depend on different people, and some people would love to be able to disable that functionality: http://forums.macrumors.com/threads/ios-7-text-message-settings.1638878/
 
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What Android do you have, because many features can also be dependent on OEM and android skin ?
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Android version 6.0 on a Moto E 2nd gen Vodafone UK but does not appear to have any Vodafone branding (its a spare phone to my main phone iPhone 6).
thanks
 

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Hi
Android version 6.0 on a Moto E 2nd gen Vodafone UK but does not appear to have any Vodafone branding (its a spare phone to my main phone iPhone 6).
thanks
No bother. You are likely using the stock messaging app from moto which is basic. Try installing google's own messaging app
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.apps.messaging

Alternatively Google's new Allo and see if it will allow you to create calendar events from the text as Allo integrates with Assistant and google calendar https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.apps.fireball
 

deany

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No bother. You are likely using the stock messaging app from moto which is basic. Try installing google's own messaging app
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.apps.messaging

Alternatively Google's new Allo and see if it will allow you to create calendar events from the text as Allo integrates with Assistant and google calendar https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.apps.fireball
Hi

Thanks for your post.

I installed both apps on the Moto E but neither have the 'click to create event' option.

Interesting read from @C DM that this option was/is not to everyone's liking. I can only see benefits but I guess I'm bias from
a 'business tool' point of view (I have used it myself a few times and found it useful).
Thanks
 
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Hi

Thanks for your post.

I installed both apps on the Moto E but neither have the 'click to create event' option.

Interesting read from @C DM that this option was/is not to everyone's liking. I can only see benefits but I guess I'm bias from
a 'business tool' point of view (I have used it myself a few times and found it useful).
Thanks
I guess if there's an option to control it it can probably satisfy everyone (or at least pretty much everyone).
 
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Not too clued up on Android, but is 'Google cards' an option. The feature where you press down and it gives you contextual information. This feature isn't great on the iPhone. It often doesn't get the time right and leaves the event title blank, even though it's right there.
 

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Try to use Now on Tap. Hold Down the home button for about 3-5 seconds and it might work. Not sure if it available on your android but worth a try.