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How to forward text messages on an iPhone

Forward me the deets.


Amrita Khalid


Posted on Sep 22, 2016   Updated on May 25, 2021, 11:07 pm CDT

Say you get a text message from a friend that you want to forward to another person. Maybe it contains directions to Friday night’s party or a Harambe GIF. Or perhaps your friend’s crush has clued you in on his intentions. 

No matter what your purpose, it’s pretty easy to forward a text. 

Here’s how to forward a text message (both SMS and iMessage) on the iPhone

Step 1: First go to the text message you’re interested in forwarding and do a hard press. It will turn a slightly darker shade of green or blue. Select “More.” 

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Step 2: A blue checkmark will then appear by the message. Tap the arrow in the lower-right hand corner. 

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Step 3: The text you selected for forwarding will now appear in a new message with a blank field for the recipient. 

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Now just plug in your recipient’s name and send away. 

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*First Published: Sep 22, 2016, 5:00 am CDT