Chat menu options, text deletion and sending truncation.
In a briar chat on the top right menu with three dots there are only two options, 'Make Introduction' and 'Delete contact'. I think we should be able to delete all the chat content if we want. We should also be able to search the chat as it might have a lot of text. We should be able to go to the start or end of the chat. It might also be useful to show some sort of security information to be able to check that we are talking directly to who we think we are without a man in the middle.
With the keyboard showing, on my GT-I9082, when I scroll up and try to select a word in a previous bubble, the screen jumps down to the end of text and doesn't select anything. Selection seems to work when at the end of the chat only. On other devices this doesn't happen and I can select a word of text normally, but I can't include text in other cells.
Having selected all of the text in a bubble I can't then delete it using the delete key, or delete the bubble (editing text sent from another user might not be desirable). Displayed text seems to be permanent. I think at minimum it should be possible to delete a whole bubble of the chat with enough confirmations to prevent accidental erasure. The reasons are that very long bubbles can be tiresome to scroll through and, secondly, may have content that one doesn't want to be a permanent part of the chat or stored on the phone, for example certain unfortunate images can be sent by an enthusiastic correspondent and one may then give advice about dealing with the situation but not wish to keep the content, possibly preserving the fact that advice was given. At present the only option I can see is to delete the contact.
It would be nice to be able to minimize very long text bubbles. This is a standard feature on many computer notebook environments.
When pasting long sections of text to a chat the full content appears, but then on hitting the send button the text seems to get truncated to about 31KB and no warning appears. It seems I should be able to paste up to a megabyte or so as I may be working on a book with someone.