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Forward a Text Message

If you are a “texter,” you might wish to know how to forward a text message.

Here’s how:

Android Phones

Tap and hold the message you wish to forward. A menu will appear. Tap the “Forward” option. This will put the copied message into a new text ready for you to address and send.

Apple iPhones and iPads

Tap and hold the message you want to forward. A pop-up will appear that says “Copy” and “More.” Choose either option:

  • If you tap “Copy,” the message is stored in the phone’s memory. You can open an existing text conversation, tap and hold in the message bubble and tap “Paste.” The copied message is ready to send.
  • If you tap the “More” button, then tap the “forward” arrow on the bottom right corner of the screen. The copied message will appear in a new text window ready for you to address and send.
  • If you wish to forward a “conversation” of texts (more than one bubble), tap the “More” button and before you tap the “forward” arrow, tap the small circle (or circles) to the left of the text conversation bubbles. Then tap the “forward” arrow. Note that the forwarded conversation appears as one large outgoing message bubble, not separate bubbles.

Apple iMacs and MacBooks

If you use iMessage on your iMac or MacBook, you can forward text messages similarly: right-click (or control-click) on the message bubble you wish to forward and click “Copy” to paste into an existing conversation or “Forward” to create a new text conversation.

If you are not a “texter,” try it. You’ll be glad to hear from your grandchildren!