Send & Receive Messages

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 the group message icon Group message icon. Add additional contacts as desired. When finished, select the checkmark icon Checkmark icon to compose the desired message.

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

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ENTER MESSAGE: Select the 'Send message' field, then enter the desired message.
ADD ATTACHMENT: Select the Attach icon, then follow the prompts to add an attachment or photo. 
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 then select the Save icon

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RESPOND TO A MESSAGE: Select the desired option.

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 REPLY: Enter the desired message in the 'Send message' field, then select the Send icon.
• FORWARD: Select and hold the desired message, then select the Forward icon 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 screen select the google photos Photos app > Library tab > Messages.

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