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How to show sender of a message but not the message content on lock screen?

(Topic created on: 05-24-2021 06:07 AM)
Sandun Tharaka
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I can only find the setting to change notifications on lock screen to icons and details.
Even if I enable/disable hide content, it doesn't show me the sender. It shows only the app that is sending the message.
I want the sender to show.

What can I do?

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Dineth_Hesara
Active Level 6
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Galaxy A
No 😭 unfortunately there is no option to choose to show the senders name without the preview after android 8.0.
You only have the options to choose either icons or details with hide/ to not hide content.

Even i wanted the same option back when s8 came after Android Oreo.

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jamlessdiminie
Active Level 8
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Galaxy A

It's an option of customization PER app. So the issue is the app settings
The stock Messages app doesn't support it. It only allows either to show both sender and content or not to show both.

You'll need a third party app like Textra to satisfy your requirement. Textra has an option to show sender/content/both.

But make sure you have lock screen hide content option OFF. 
If you keep it ON, lock screen won't show anything as usual for Textra as well.

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jamlessdiminie
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Check lock screen settingsScreenshot_20210525-030845_Settings_204241.jpgScreenshot_20210525-030857_Settings_204243.jpg

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jamlessdiminie
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Check Textra app settingsScreenshot_20210525-030704_Textra_204237.jpgScreenshot_20210525-030754_Settings_204240.jpg

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jamlessdiminie
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Works for me bdw.Screenshot_20210525-100449_Textra_204258.jpg

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Dineth_Hesara
Active Level 6
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Galaxy A
No 😭 unfortunately there is no option to choose to show the senders name without the preview after android 8.0.
You only have the options to choose either icons or details with hide/ to not hide content.

Even i wanted the same option back when s8 came after Android Oreo.

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Sandun Tharaka
Active Level 4
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Galaxy A

😑

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Sandun Tharaka
Active Level 4
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Galaxy A

iOS has this why can't Android give it 😠

Dineth_Hesara
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jamlessdiminie
Active Level 8
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Galaxy A

It's an option of customization PER app. So the issue is the app settings
The stock Messages app doesn't support it. It only allows either to show both sender and content or not to show both.

You'll need a third party app like Textra to satisfy your requirement. Textra has an option to show sender/content/both.

But make sure you have lock screen hide content option OFF. 
If you keep it ON, lock screen won't show anything as usual for Textra as well.

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Sandun Tharaka
Active Level 4
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Galaxy A

Thank you bro.
I installed Textra and set the settings of it to show the sender. 
I have enabled the lock screen content for Textra also. 
But it doesn't work. Help please. 😥

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jamlessdiminie
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Galaxy A
Check lock screen settingsScreenshot_20210525-030845_Settings_204241.jpgScreenshot_20210525-030857_Settings_204243.jpg

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jamlessdiminie
Active Level 8
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Check Textra app settingsScreenshot_20210525-030704_Textra_204237.jpgScreenshot_20210525-030754_Settings_204240.jpg

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jamlessdiminie
Active Level 8
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Works for me bdw.Screenshot_20210525-100449_Textra_204258.jpg

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