How to change/fix photo select option when texting.

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  1. King Bengals

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    Hi,
    I have a Moto Z Force running Android 7.0 OS. I might be crazy but I think my photo video selection options when I txt changed at some point. It used to be really easy. I'm using the Red Stock Txt App (google txt + I think) I like it over all particularly the emojis. But when I create a txt & want to add a pic or vid I hit the + button on the left side of the window. I swear that used to take me to a nice clean window in my photo gallery. Now I get a different screen & some pictures don't show up as options. I have a screen shot below of what I mean. It was really annoying over the holiday weekend when i was trying to txt pics to family & friends & I couldn't quickly & easily get to the picts. Some pics would show up like in the screen shot with the blue arrow (that was saved from a txt to me) but the greyed out pics (in the red box) I think were recently taken by my phone. I can not seem to figure out why some pics show up & some don't.
    -Do I have some setting done wrong?
    -How can I make it easier to quickly select the pics/vids I want to txt?
    -What's going on with these blank cells? Why have not turned into view-able pics in days.
    -Is there a way to make a pic show up somewhere other than on top? Like if I want to embed it in the middle of the message or at the bottom to add more emphasis to the picture..For instance.."Look at the monster fish I caught...(picture below that message" to drive the point home of the big fish. Here is the screenshot.

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  2. Sajo

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    That's the Verizon Message + texting app. I use the blue & white icon Google Messages. I just switched to Verizon Message + for a few minutes and my add picture options look slightly different that your screenshot. But my Verizon Message + version is old, I have not updated the app in months since I don;t use it as my default texting app. My guess is that there are some bugs in the Verizon Message + app with a recent app update. That app seems to be hit & miss at times; works great for a few versions and then buggy as hell for a version, then works great for a few versions, then buggy as hell again, etc., etc. Maybe keep your eye out for an app update on the Play Store and see if the adding a pic option improves?

    Or someone else that does use Message + will have some advice.
     
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    Yes since I updated the app a week or so ago all the camera shots show up as the gray boxes. I just it the gallery and select camera where the proper picture is there. Only the camera pics do this, screenshots no problem. I'm sure they're working on this. Lol.

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    Yup... same here with Message+. It's so fun when they "fix" things.
     
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    I just took a picture & it shows up as missing or greyed out. So it seems screenshots & saved videos do show up but pictures don't. I uninstalled VZ Mess+ Then reinstalled (they called it updated) & the same problem exits. This is really annoying. I'm going to see what happens if I switch to google mess. I'll keep you posted.
     
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    Yep I switch to the Blue Google messenger & all the picts show up just like I wanted them too. So it must be a VZ Mess + bug issue. I guess I'll switch to Google Mess & check back & see if VZ Mess gets fixed.
     
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