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.


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The first time you access Messages, an Advanced Messaging introductory screen will display. Follow the on-screen prompts. Access the Messaging Settings tutorial to manage settings.

In this tutorial, you will learn how to:


• Access messages
• Compose & send a message
• Read & respond to a new message
• Pin a message thread
• 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, select Create group under the 'To' field. Select all desired contacts. When finished, select Next to name and create the group.

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

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ENTER RECIPIENT: Select the add Add recipient icon to select a recipient in your Contacts list.
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.



Pin a message thread

From the Messaging screen, select and hold the desired message thread, then select the Pin icon.

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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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