how to forward a text message on an android phone

How to forward text messages on your Android phone

Forward me the deets.

Feb 28, 2020, 11:30 pm*

Tech

Amrita Khalid 

Amrita Khalid

Forwarding isn’t just for emails. There are many reasons you may want to relay information from a text to another recipient. Maybe that reaction GIF that your brother sent you was just too funny not to send along to your boss, co-workers, grandmother, boyfriend, and tight-knit squad of five roommates. Luckily, figuring out how to forward a text message on your Android device is easy.

How to forward a text message on the Samsung Galaxy S7

Step 1: Tap the Messages icon on the home screen.

Step 2: Tap the messages thread.

Step 3: Tap and hold on the thread you wish to forward.

Step 4: Tap forward.

Step 5: Enter in the name of the contact you wish to forward your message to.

Step 6: Tap “Send” and then tap the back key (on the lower right of your device). Your message will now be forwarded.

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How to forward a text message on the Nexus 6p

Step 1: Tap the messenger icon.

Step 2: Tap the message thread.

Step 3: Tap and hold the message to be forwarded.

Step 4: Tap the “Forward” icon.

Step 5:  If you want to forward the text message to a conversation that is currently ongoing, tap the thread. If you want to forward it to an entirely new conversation, tap the “Add” thread.

Step 6: Enter the name of the contact you wish to forward your message to and tap “Send.” Your message will now be forwarded.

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How to forward a text message on the LG 4

Step 1: Tap the Messaging icon on the home screen.

Step 2: Tap the message thread.

Step 3: Tap and hold the message.

Step 4: Tap forward.

Step 5: Enter in the name of the contact you wish to forward your message to.

Step 6: Tap “Send.” Your message will now be forwarded.

Editor’s note: This article is regularly updated for relevance.

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*First Published: Sep 23, 2016, 5:00 am