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 info

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S8+ 5G comes with Google Messages preinstalled. To send & receive messages with Google messages, both devices must have Google Messages installed. If your phone does not have Google Messages installed, you will need to download it. For assistance with downloading an app, visit Download Apps & Games.

In this tutorial, you will learn how to:

• Pair a Device
• Access messages
• Compose and send a message
• Read and 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.


Pair a Device

To use Google Messages from your Samsung Galaxy Tab S9+ 5G, you must pair the Google Messages app with your Phone. From the home screen, select the messages app Messages app. A QR code will be displayed


Note: From your Google Messages app on your Phone, select the null Account icon, then select Device pairing. Select Switch to QR pairing, then select QR code scanner. Use your camera to scan the QR code displayed on your Samsung Galaxy Tab S9+ 5G. Alternately, to pair your device using your Google account, select Sign in on your Samsung Galaxy Tab S9+ 5G and follow the prompts.


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Access messages

1. From the home screen, select the messages app Messages app.

2. Select Start chat. Enter the desired number or select the desired contact to message.

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Compose and send a message

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

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ENTER RECIPIENT: Select the 'Recipient' field to enter a recipient. Select Add more people to create a group chat.
ENTER MESSAGE: Select the 'Text message' field to enter the desired message.
 ADD ATTACHMENT: Select the Attachment icon to send a picture or to add an attachment.
SEND AN EMOJI: Select the Emoji icon.
SEND STICKER: Select the Sticker icon.
SEND A GIF: Select the GIF icon.
SEND A MESSAGE: When finished composing a message, select the Send icon to send the message.


Read and 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 the Download icon.

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RESPOND TO A MESSAGE: Enter the desired message in the 'Text message' field, then select the Send icon.

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Delete a message

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

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


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