Send & Receive Messages
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Send & Receive Messages

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


Prenote infoIn order to send and receive messages, you must have already set up AT&T Messages.

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

1. From the home screen, select the att messages AT&T Messages app.

2. Select the Compose message icon.

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Compose & send a message

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

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ENTER RECIPIENT: Select the 'Add recipient(s)' field to enter a recipient.
ENTER MESSAGE: Select the 'Write a message...' field to enter the desired message.
 ADD ATTACHMENT: Select the Add icon and follow the prompts to add an attachment.
SEND A MESSAGE: When finished composing a message, select the Send icon to send the message.

Note: To add additional recipient(s) and create a Group Message, enter the additional contact(s), then select the 'Write a message...' field. To remove recipient(s), select the backspace key

Read & respond to a new message

From the Messaging inbox, select the desired message thread.

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VIEW AN ATTACHMENT: To view an attachment, select the desired attachment

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SAVE AN ATTACHMENT: To save an attachment, select and hold the desired attachment then select Download.

Note: By default, attachments will be saved to the Downloads folder in the Gallery app. To view saved attachments, from the home screen, select the gallery Gallery app > Albums > Downloads.

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RESPOND TO A MESSAGE: Select the desired option.

 REPLY: Enter the desired message in the 'Write a message...' field, then select the Send icon.

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• FORWARD: Select and hold the desired message, then select Forward and follow the prompts to forward a message.

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Delete a message

From the desired message thread, select and hold the desired message then select Delete

Note: You will be prompted to select Delete again to confirm.

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DELETE MESSAGE THREAD: From the Messages screen, select the  Delete icon next to the desired message thread. Select Delete to confirm. 

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Access the Messaging Settings tutorial to manage settings.

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