Microsoft’s SMS Organizer App Expands to the US, UK, Australia

Microsoft’s had an Android app called SMS Organizer in India for a little while now. It’s an app that uses machine learning to automatically organize your messages, and filter out spam. Although the app is heavily focused on the Indian demographic, Microsoft has quietly expanded its availability to more countries, including the United States, the United Kingdom, and Australia.

As first spotted by XDA Developers, the app uses machine learning to separate messages into different categories like personal, financial, and promotions. It also provides you with options that let you automatically delete things like promotional messages every few weeks, for example.

SMS Organizer also keeps track of reminders for things like flights, movie bookings, etc. None of your personal data is actually sent to Microsoft, though — in fact, all of the machine learning is done locally on your device, so all the smart features work without an internet connection.

There are a whole lot of different features on this app, so you should really check it out if you have been looking for something to help organize your countless number of texts.

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  • remc86007

    19 August, 2019 - 2:58 pm

    <p>Well, it sounds like I'm going to be switching to Android.There are just not enough compelling reasons to stay on my iphone anymore and the number of additional features and communicability between Android and Windows is just too great. I hope I like the S11 when it comes out.</p>

    • rmlounsbury

      Premium Member
      19 August, 2019 - 4:26 pm

      <blockquote><em><a href="#450407">In reply to remc86007:</a></em></blockquote><p>Yeap, I've been one a OnePlus 7 Pro using the Your Phone Companion app and it has been great to get iOS/macOS like integration with my Surface Laptop. Alerts pop up on screen and I can read/send text messages all from Windows. It is really great. </p><p><br></p><p>You can still leverage Microsoft apps in the iOS world. However, it is pretty clear that if you are a Microsoft user/power user/admin then you really want to live in the Android world. </p>

  • mmcpher

    Premium Member
    19 August, 2019 - 3:01 pm

    <p>I'm liking the look and the clarity of it, but it's not displaying images. </p>

  • Passinttd

    19 August, 2019 - 3:43 pm

    <p>Decided to try it as soon as I read this article. I remember reading their road map when this wasn't available in the US and loving the idea.</p><p><br></p><p>The design is nice compared to the Samsung default messaging app. It actually has useful extras and sorting. The reminders for doctors appointments is going to make this app worth it alone. </p><p><br></p><p>Scroll a little and realize the photos of my wife's xray from the other night was missing. Try to add a photo, gif and even the puppet from Swiftkey beta. None of them work. Oddly though, the paper clip that normally means "attachment" is only to attach a contact. Swipe actions do not work yet. There is also no way to sort text by date they came. Not really sure how it is sorting things but it isn't useful in this form. </p><p><br></p><p>Hopefully they fix this app. It'll be a nice replacement for clean looks and reminders. Will be helpful in the business world as well.</p>

  • rmlounsbury

    Premium Member
    19 August, 2019 - 4:27 pm

    <p>I've installed it and am kicking the tires. It is an interesting take on SMS. I do like that it breaks up my giant list of rando messages that I get from services all day. It would be even better if I could build separate lists that I could swipe between (such as family, work, etc…). </p>

  • judithen

    19 August, 2019 - 6:26 pm

    <p>Just tried SMS Organizer and it seemed like a good start. Until I realized none of my old messages with multiple recipients were downloaded. So I sent a new one and had problems with that, too. My old MMS also didn't have any pix or attachments. Nor could I set OneDrive as my default backup. The deal breaker for me is the lack of smooth integration with Microsoft Your Phone app. I'm not giving up on this app and will keep an eye on its progress. But I've switched back to Android Messages as my default SMS app. </p>

    • kurayzy

      20 August, 2019 - 8:02 am

      <blockquote><a href="#450445"><em>I</em></a><em> have also been waiting for this. </em></blockquote><blockquote><em>I did exactly as you did and switched back immediately to Android Messages primarily because of missing option for One Drive backup (WHY?). It seems that option is available in India, so not having that as an option in the US does not make sense.</em></blockquote><blockquote><em>Hoping this and other issues like MS integration you mention are included in the next update.</em></blockquote><p><br></p>

    • Albatross

      21 August, 2019 - 12:46 pm

      <blockquote><em><a href="#450445">In reply to judithen:</a></em></blockquote><p>The MS SMS Organizer does not support MMS. This is a deal breaker for me. I'm back to Textra.</p><p>I did like the app and if it picks up MMS support I'll try it again.</p>

  • wright_is

    Premium Member
    20 August, 2019 - 5:07 am

    <p>Sounds interesting, but I've only received 2 SMS and sent 2 in the last 8 months.</p><p>Now, if it could act as a message hub for all the messages coming in over Telegram, Signal and Threema, that would be useful.</p>

  • bassoprofundo

    Premium Member
    20 August, 2019 - 10:59 am

    <p>I'd love to be able to go back to trying 3rd party SMS clients, but with the advent of "Advanced Messaging" features from carriers, I'm pretty much stuck with whatever stock client ships with the phone if I want to be able to take advantage of those features. I've convinced my most frequently-contacted folks to migrate over to Telegram and a few who prefer FB messenger, so I do most of my messaging between those two. Our parental units can't quite venture outside of iMessage, so SMS it is for them. Ah… if only RCS UP wasn't such a cluster…</p>

  • harmjr

    Premium Member
    21 August, 2019 - 8:28 am

    <p>Something odd happen to me after downloading this app.</p><p>My Work O365 accounts tired to Outlook mobile app started asking me to sign in multiple times like every 5 minutes.</p><p>Also I noticed my spam calls increased by 50%.</p><p>This may have nothing todo with this app but I wont install it again.</p><p><br></p><p>Since removal yesterday afternoon the sign in issue has stopped. Cant tell yet if the spam callers have stopped as well.</p>

    • mmcpher

      Premium Member
      21 August, 2019 - 5:03 pm

      <blockquote><em><a href="#450731">In reply to harmjr:</a></em></blockquote><p>I received 2 or 3 strange spam calls since I installed this, too. Maybe coincidence but needs watching. </p>


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