I got the exact same problems. Will watch for this before using it again.
We're looking into this. It should stay on line even if you go to other tabs.
As to the SMS going back to your phone, if your phone doesn't support DIGITS already (e.g. a Note 5, Galaxy S6 or S7 device), your outbound SMS messages can't be sync'ed back to the phone - so you'll have only the inbound messages but not your outbound.
We're looking at providing an update to the DIGITS app that you'll be able to run on your device so your messages can be sync'ed - but only viewable via the app.
Same issues here.
- I am logged out of the page despite having Keep Me Logged In selected.
- My Google contacts need to be linked every couple of hours, even if I have the tab open the entire time.
- I cannot figure out how to add "Digits Contacts"... is that possible so that I don't need to worry about syncing my Google contacts?
Other than that, it seems to be working as expected!
Just logged this issue myself! Didn't notice there was already a thread about it.
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