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Failed SMS - Adjust touch target so you don't have to only hit the exclamation point

RESOLVED WONTFIX

Status

Firefox OS
Gaia::SMS
RESOLVED WONTFIX
2 years ago
7 months ago

People

(Reporter: tromey, Unassigned)

Tracking

({feature, foxfood})

Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)

Details

(Whiteboard: [bzlite])

(Reporter)

Description

2 years ago
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Mobile; rv:45.0) Gecko/45.0 Firefox/45.0

I accidentally sent a text when the phone was in airplane mode. The phone explained what I had to do, but there is no way to resend the message without retyping it. I think it would be nice if tapping on a message gave me options, like resend, send to new recipient, etc
Tom: I just tested this using the latest build and I was able to resend.

Steps I followed:

Compose a text in Airplane mode.
Try to send it and get a message saying "Turn off airplane mode to send messages"
Tap on the message you tried to send
Receive a message that says "The message could not sent. Try again?
Hit ok - for me the message sends fine.
Keywords: feature
(Reporter)

Comment 2

2 years ago
I don't remember seeing that.  I can try again later.

I think it would be nice to be able to re-send from the messages app.
That is, when I'm looking at a conversation with someone I see a red message --
the message that didn't get sent.  I'd like to be able to tap that to send
(or forward or whatever).
(In reply to Tom Tromey :tromey from comment #2)
> I don't remember seeing that.  I can try again later.
> 
> I think it would be nice to be able to re-send from the messages app.
> That is, when I'm looking at a conversation with someone I see a red message
> --
> the message that didn't get sent.  I'd like to be able to tap that to send
> (or forward or whatever).

I actually did perform the resend in Comment 2 from the Messages app - once you tap on the message you get the ability to resend.
(Reporter)

Comment 4

2 years ago
I played with it some more and I found out how to re-send -- I have to tap exactly on the "!"
in the warning message, nowhere else.
(In reply to Tom Tromey :tromey from comment #4)
> I played with it some more and I found out how to re-send -- I have to tap
> exactly on the "!"
> in the warning message, nowhere else.

Thanks - so it seems this bug is more about the touch target and not the functionality. I will update the bug summary accordingly.
QA Whiteboard: [foxfood-triage]
Component: Gaia::Feedback → Gaia::SMS
Summary: No way to resend a text → Failed SMS - Adjust touch target so you don't have to only hit the exclamation point
In the past I proposed to UX that we could tap on the whole failed message, but it was rejected because the message could have images where we might want to tap too.

I still think this would be useful though. If the user taps anywhere but an attachment, it could trigger the resend mechanism.

What do you think Bryant ?
Flags: needinfo?(bmao)
Move to firefox project. Still, let me know if there are any UX emergency.
Flags: needinfo?(bmao)
Mass closing of Gaia::SMS bugs. End of an era :(
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 7 months ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
Mass closing of Gaia::SMS bugs. End of an era :(
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