There are a lot of benefits to using Android, and one of them is the sheer amount of customization that you have over your UI, default applications, etc. The Google Play Store is filled with third-party SMS apps to replace the one that comes preinstalled on your phone by default, and while some of them aren't that great, there are a lot of excellent ones to choose from.
We've previously talked about our top picks for the best of these apps, but some of our forum users recently approached this conversation a bit differently by talking about the main reasons they choose to ditch stock texting apps in the first place.
Here are some of the top answers.
Now, we'd like to hear from you – Do you use stock SMS apps? Why or why not?
Get the Android Central Newsletter
Instant access to breaking news, the hottest reviews, great deals and helpful tips.