Backup and restore messages, media and settings?
Click the Settings icon then click the Backup icon.

Backup
Click Manual Backup.
Choose what you want to backup (Media, Gallery or both) and where you want to store it.
Click Backup to start backing up.

Restore
Click Backup & Restore.
Choose from the list the backup you want to restore.
Click Restore to begin the restore process.

Block a contact?
Click the Settings icon and swipe to the Services tab.
Click Text.
Click Privacy List.
Click the + icon.
Click on a contact to add them to the list.

To unblock a contact swipe them off the screen.

Call a contact?
Click on the Profile Image of the contact.
In the contact badge swipe to the Text tab.
Click the contact's phone number to start the call.

This can be done in a conversation, from the party options or solo options screens or from the contact list.

Change my profile picture?
Click the Settings icon and swipe to the Services tab.
Click the name of the service you want to change your picture on.
Click Profile Settings.
Click the existing or placeholder image.
Choose either Take Photo or Choose Photo.
Crop the image how you want then click finish.

You can also View or Remove the photo.

Change my status?
Click the Settings icon and swipe to the Services tab.
Click the name of the service you want to change your picture on.
Click Profile Settings.
Click Update Status.
Type a status in the box.
Click Ok.

Disable notifications in a conversation?
Click the name of the contact or the conversation name in the action bar.
Click the Notifications icon.

Notifications will be disabled until you click the icon again!

Forward media within Disa?
Long press on the message bubble which contains the text/image/video etc.
Select Forward from the dialog.
You can forward to either a conversation or a contact.
Swipe across to the tab which contains the contact or conversation you wish to share the media with.
Click on the name of the contact.

If the media was plain text it will appear in the message box in the conversation in case you wish to edit it.


Mute/Snooze notifications?
Click the Overflow Menu button and click “Snooze Notifications”.
Choose how long you wish to disable notifications for.
Click Set to save your choice.

Personalize a service?
Click the Settings icon and swipe to the Services tab.
Click the Paintbrush icon next to the service you want to personalize.

Set a custom vibration pattern?
Click the Settings icon and swipe to the Services tab.
Click the paintbrush icon next to the service you wish to customize.
Click Vibrate Pattern and choose Custom then click Okay.
In the box you should write numbers separated by commas. A vibration pattern starts with a pause, then a vibration, then a pause then a vibration, etc...
Example: 0,2000,1000,2000,1000,2000

IMPORTANT: Remember to start with a 0 for the first pause! The times are in milliseconds so 1 second = 1000ms. Do not have any spaces in your pattern or it will create an error message.


Share a GIF?
Disa supports sharing GIFs on the MMS and Facebook services.

IMPORTANT: Text messaging GIF support is available but the size limit or full support is ultimately controlled by your phone network / service provider. Check with your carrier for the latest info on file sharing via MMS.


Share media to Disa?
From Android's native share dialog select Disa.
Disa will open and display your contacts and the existing conversation list.
Swipe across to the tab which contains the contact or conversation you wish to share the media with.
Click on the name of the contact or the conversation.

If the media is plain text it will appear in the compose box in the conversation instead of being sent immediately.




Share multiple images?
As of version 0.8.17, Disa supports sharing multiple images.

Select all of the images you wish to share.
Use the native Android share dialog to select Disa.
The images will appear as a collection above the message compose box for you to add a message.
When you are ready just touch the send icon to share your images.

Start a conversation for any service/plugin?
With a single contact
Click the New Message button on the conversations list.
Swipe over to the service you wish to send a message on.
Select from the list or find the contact using the Search icon in the top right.
Click on the name of the contact and it will appear below the action bar.
When you're ready press the Send icon to create the conversation.

With a group of contacts
Click the New Message button on the conversations list.
Swipe over to the service you wish to send a message on.
Select from the list or find the contact using the Search icon in the top right.
Click the name of the first contact and it will appear below the action bar.
Then click on the other contacts to add them too.
When you're ready press the Send icon to create the conversation.
Unify or Separate conversations?
Unify
From the conversations list;
Press and hold on the first of the conversations.
Click on the other conversation(s) you wish to unify it with.
Click the unify/merge button.
Select the primary conversation for the merge. Show Me



Separate
From the conversations list press and hold the unified conversation.
Click the disband button.

View saved images from a conversation?
Click the name of the contact or the conversation name in the action bar.
The gallery of saved images will appear under the profile image or party information section.

When I highlight a conversation what do the icons mean?

Cancel selection.
Delete conversation.
Merge selected conversations.
Separate conversation



Add a new contact to my phonebook?
Click the Profile Image of the contact in the conversation.
Click the Add Contact button.
Click OK in the dialog box.

You can also copy the phone number by long pressing it.

Change the APN settings?
Click the Settings icon and swipe to the Services tab.
Click on Text.
Under the APN header click the Reload button.
Click Yes in the dialog box.
Use the dropdown menu to select your APN.

You can also create a custom one by choosing Add Custom APN.

I'm not receiving text messages.
If you aren’t receiving messages through Disa; Disable all 3rd party text messaging apps. Your stock messaging app shouldn’t interfere.

Android 4.4+ devices
Make sure Disa is set as your default SMS app.
To check this go into the Settings menu on your device.
Under Wireless and Networks there should be a “More…” option.
There you should be able to view or change the default app.

I'm not receiving MMS messages when I'm indoors.
Click on the Text service name.
Check the box next to Disable WiFi
This will disable your wifi when an MMS message is received from your carrier, which makes sure that your phone has a strong mobile connection to download the message.

Note: Your WiFi will be re-enabled after the message has been downloaded.



Load/Import my old messages?
Start a conversation with a contact you've been talking to before.
Disa will sync all of the existing messages you have exchanged from the Android database.

MMS messages fail to be sent or received.
  • Make sure that your data connection is enabled (Check under Data Usage in the Android settings menu).
  • Make sure you have an MMS configuration selected in Disa's "Text Service" settings.
  • Make sure other third-party SMS/MMS applications on your phone are disabled or uninstalled. These applications may interfere with Disa's MMS downloading. Both Google Hangouts and your stock SMS/MMS application are exempt from this problem.
  • If you're on a custom ROM, ensure that there are no complaints about MMS sending and/or receiving on the ROM's thread or community.
  • If the stock SMS app, Textra, or EvolveSMS does not work for you, then Disa will probably not work as well.
  • If you've tried all of the APN's available you will have to create a custom one using the settings your carrier provides. This information can easily be found online, or in Android's APN settings.

  • Telekom users: make sure the MMS Proxy is “172.28..” rather than “172.028..”
    Common Mistake: the lack of a 0 makes all the difference as an IP address of 172.28.0.1 for example is not the same as 172.028.0.1.

    If for any reason you are still experiencing this problem, please send us an email stating your issue. Make sure to include the following information: your carrier's name, MCC & MNC, and the provided MMS APN settings you used in Disa (screenshots are preferred).

    Text a number that is not in my phonebook?
    Click the New Message button on the conversations list.
    Swipe over to the Text tab.
    Click on the Plus icon in the top right.
    Type or paste in the number.
    If the number is valid, it will appear under the action bar.
    When you're ready press the Send icon to create the conversation.

    Install a plugin
    Click the Settings icon and swipe to the Services tab.
    Click +Add Service.
    From this Plugin Manager window:

    A) Choose a plugin from the NOT INSTALLED list;
    OR
    B) Scan a QR code from within the app. The scan button is located at the bottom of the Plugin Manager page.

    Message a person not in my contacts?
    You will have to add them as a contact in the way the plugin you are using requires.

    Example: to add a contact on Facebook you would need to send them a friend request.

    Start a party/group conversation?
    Click the New Message button on the conversations list.
    Swipe over to the service you wish to send a message on.
    Select from the list or find the contacts using the Search icon in the top right.
    Click on the name of the contact and it will appear below the action bar.
    Then click on the other contacts to add them too.
    When you're ready press the Send icon to create the conversation.

    What will the next service be and when will it be implemented?
    Telegram will be the next service but development on it has not begun yet.
    We are polishing up Disa after the Beta release and working on adding the most requested features.

    Where can I find more plugins?
    Plugins developed by the Disa Team
    Click the Settings icon and swipe to the Services tab.
    Click +Add Service.
    Plugins developed by the Disa Team are listed here.

    Plugins developed by a Third Party
    Can be found in the Plugin Releases section of our Google+ community

    OR

    Click the Settings icon and swipe to the Services tab.
    Click +Add Service.
    Once on the Plugin Manager screen click Search. Show Me

    Setting Up Pushbullet
    Note: click the icons for download links!

    1. Get the Pushbullet app for Android. This will be responsible for sending your notifications to your computer.
    Get it on Google Play


    2. Get the Pushbullet browser extension for Chrome, Firefox or Safari.
    Google Chrome Mozilla Firefox Safari

    3. Get the Pushbullet desktop application for Windows or MacOS.
    Google Chrome Mozilla Firefox


    Links in this section are courtesy of Pushbullet
    To use Pushbullet with Disa you only need to install either a browser extension or desktop application but both will work together!
    Source: https://www.pushbullet.com/get-started


    Using Disa with Pushbullet
    Reply from your computer
    With a device running the latest version of Disa and Pushbullet , Disa notifications will be mirrored on your computer as if it were a desktop messenger.
    Using the reply action in the notification bar you can reply to messages on ANY available messenger service plugged into Disa!

    Share files (images, video etc) from your computer
    Why not use Pushbullet to send an image from your computer to your device and then share it in a Disa conversation.

    Want to do it the other way around, no problem, you can also send images received in a Disa conversation to your computer.

    Messages seem to be out of order!
    If you are using the SMS/MMS plugin this is caused by the Carrier Timestamp being enabled in the plugin settings.

    OR

    If you are using any other plugin then the cause is the system time not being set to "automatic" in your device's settings.

    What is causing my battery to drain?
    There are 7 possible reasons why Disa might be using up more battery life than normal:

    1. A custom ROM or a 3rd party app which is repeatedly killing Disa in the background. If you suspect it is your ROM it could be naturally agressive or it could be something you can change. Should the former be true then there is nothing you can do except change ROMs. If you suspect a task manager, find out if it is possible to make an exception for Disa in the application.

    2. If you have the "keep in foreground" setting enabled in Disa, that will cause it to fight back against the ROM or application which is trying to kill it.

    3. The Power Managment setting of a custom kernel affect the agressiveness of the ROM they are used with. If you are using a custom Governor consider changing to a more battery friendly setting and see if that makes a difference.

    4. A weak or erratic internet connection will keep Disa awake. Every time Disa loses connection it needs to reconnect to your plugin services.

    5. If you are using Android 5.0 or 5.0.1, there is a known Android bug that keeps your device's mobile radio active. This is known to drain battery. If you are experiencing this issue, please upgrade or downgrade your Android's version.

    6. A large, active group conversation will increase battery usage but it should not make a significant difference. If you see a significant difference of above 10% then it's most likely one of the other 5 issues.

    7. If nothing else works try re-installing Google Play Services and then backup Disa and re-install it too.

    Where do I report a bug?
    Please have a look at the Bug Reporting page and follow the instructions there.

    Where can I request a new feature?
    You can do that in the Feature Requests section of Disa's Google Plus community.
    Please check the current Feature Request list before making a request so that you are not wasting your time.

    Where can I request a new plugin or service?
    You can do that in the Plugin/Service Requests section of Disa's Google Plus community.
    Please check the current Service Request list before making a request so that you are not wasting your time.

    Where can I find the changelog for Disa?
    The changelogs for Disa releases since the Beta launch are available here!

    Why doesn't Disa work on the first Android M preview build?
    Android M is a developer preview and this means that it's not yet stable enough to use as a daily driver operating system. Disa uses stable operating system functions and it needs these functions to be stable in order to work correctly. It cannot work on a half baked Android preview image.

    Google has reported that these are known system bugs which they will fix by the next preview image. We want you to enjoy Disa on a stable operating system. Until future Android M previews can be considered stable, we urge you just to treat them as previews of what is to come!