Send & Receive Messages
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Send & Receive Messages

Create and respond to text (SMS), Advanced Messaging, or picture (MMS) messages, add, save, and view received attachments and more.


In this tutorial, you will learn how to:

• Access messages
• Compose & send a message
• Read & respond to a new message
• Delete a message

When a new message is received, the New Message icon New Message icon will display in the Notification bar.

Access messages

From the home screen, select the messaging Messages app.

Compose & send a message

1. Select Start chat. Select the 'To' field, then enter or select the desired recipient

Note: To create a Group Message, from the 'To' field, select Create group. Add additional contacts as desired. When finished, select the checkmark icon Checkmark icon to compose the desired message.

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Compose and send a message using the following options as desired:

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ENTER MESSAGE: Select the 'Text message' field, then enter the desired message.
ADD ATTACHMENT: Select the Add icon to attach a GIF, sticker, location, contact, or file. Select the Attach photo icon to attach a photo from the gallery or to take a picture.  
SEND A MESSAGE: When finished composing a message, select the Send icon to send the message.

Read & respond to a new message

From the Messaging inbox, select the desired message thread.

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VIEW/SAVE AN ATTACHMENT: To view an attachment, select the desired attachment. To save an attachment, select and hold the desired attachment > select the  Menu iconSave

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RESPOND TO A MESSAGE: Select the desired option.

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 REPLY: Enter the desired message in the 'Text message' field, then select the Send icon.
• FORWARD: Select and hold the desired messagemenu Menu iconForward and follow the prompts to forward a message.

Delete a message

From the desired message thread, select and hold the desired message then select the delete Delete icon. Select Delete again to confirm.

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DELETE MESSAGE THREAD: From the Messaging screen, select and hold the desired message thread then select the delete Delete icon. Select Delete to confirm.

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By default, attachments will be saved to the Messages folder in the Photos app. To view saved attachments, from the home scren, swipe up to access the apps tray > google photos Photos app > Library tab > Messages.

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