Check your Pixel 3. Has it disappeared? If not, it’s luckier than texts and photos on the device. The launch of Google’s latest flagship has been soured by software issues, including disappearing photos, extra notches, and now, disappearing text messages. Numerous users have reported the problem, and while not as widespread as the disappearing photos issue, there are indeed Pixel 3 users who have noticed their text messages disappearing at random.
Google has acknowledged the problem and says it’s working on a fix that will roll out “soon.” The issue may be stemming from Android Messages, as some Pixel 3 users have reported that they were able to recover their messages by uninstalling updates to the Android Messages app. For some, individual messages have vanished, while others have seen entire conversations disappear. In any case, there seems to be a stopgap measure (uninstalling Messages updates) to take until an official fix rolls out.
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