How to Transfer Text Messages on Android Device

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One of the basic functions of every mobile phone is text messaging. This feature existed even before smartphones hit the market. If you've received a message and want to share it with others, you don't need to type or copy and paste it. There is a much simpler way: transfer.

If you want to learn how to forward a text message on an Android device, you have come to the right place. In this article, we will show you different ways to do it as well as useful tips and tricks for forwarding messages.



Forward Text Messages in Android

The steps for transferring text messages on Android vary slightly depending on the brand you are using. We have covered two possible methods.

How to Forward a Text Message to a Recipient on Android

The Android operating system comes with a built-in messaging app. Some brands customize the app and some leave it as is. Since this differs from brand to brand, here is one way to convey a message:

  1. Open the messaging app.
  2. Select the conversation that contains the message you want to forward.
  3. Press and hold the message you want to forward.
  4. Tap the three dots in the upper right corner.
  5. Choose "Transfer".
  6. Select the recipient from your contacts or enter the number.
  7. Tap "Done".
  8. Press the send button. It's the arrow at the bottom right.

Here is another way to transfer SMS to Android device:


  1. Launch the messaging app.
  2. Find the chat containing the message you want to forward.
  3. Press and hold the message.
  4. In the menu that appears, select “Transfer”.
  5. Find the recipient in your contacts or enter the phone number.
  6. Tap "Done".
  7. Tap the arrow in the lower right corner.

These steps can be used for Samsung, Motorola, LG and other brands with custom messaging apps.


How to Forward a Text Message to Multiple Recipients on Android

If you have received an SMS that you want to forward to more than one person, here is how to proceed:

  1. Open the messaging app.
  2. Find the chat containing the message you want to forward.
  3. Press and hold the text.
  4. Select the three dots in the upper right corner.
  5. Tap "Transfer".
  6. Scroll through your contacts and select the people you want to forward the message to. Each chosen contact will have a checkmark and appear at the top. If you have not saved one or more recipients in your contacts, enter their numbers.
  7. Select "Done".
  8. Press the send button.

Android users with different messaging apps can follow these instructions to send a text message to multiple recipients on Android:

  1. Open the messaging app on your device.
  2. Locate the chat containing the message you want to forward.
  3. Press and hold the message until a menu appears.
  4. Choose "Transfer".
  5. Find the names of the recipients and select them one by one. You can also enter phone numbers in the bubble at the top of the screen. Tap the minus icon next to the name if you accidentally added a recipient.
  6. Tap "Done".

How to Forward Multiple Text Messages on Android

Some Android devices allow you to forward multiple text messages at once. Keep in mind that this is not an option on most Androids.



Follow the steps below to forward multiple text messages at once:


  1. Open the messaging app.
  2. Find the chat that contains the messages you want to forward.
  3. Select the messages you want to forward.
  4. Tap the three dots at the top right of the screen.
  5. Select "Transfer".
  6. Add recipients from your contacts or enter phone numbers.
  7. Select "Done".
  8. Tap the arrow in the lower right corner to complete the process.

How to forward SMS to email on Android?

If you want to keep your text messages permanently, forwarding them to your email is a great idea. There are two ways to do this: by using a third-party application or by manually forwarding the messages. We will discuss both.

How to forward a text message to email on Android using a third-party app?

Third-party apps allow you to forward every text message you receive on your Android to your email. This is a great option if you want to archive all your conversations without wasting time doing it manually. You don't have to worry about missing some messages with third-party app.


You can find many of these apps on Google Play Store. We recommend the SMS sender. This application allows you to forward your SMS to your email address, but also to another phone, Facebook Messenger, Telegram, a specified URL, etc.

How to Forward Text Message to Email on Android

There are two ways to forward a text message to an email address. The steps vary by brand.

Here is one possible way to forward a text message to your email on Android:

  1. Launch the messaging app.
  2. Find the conversation containing the message you need to forward.
  3. Press and hold the message.
  4. Tap the three dots in the upper right corner.
  5. Choose "Transfer".
  6. Enter the email address in the field at the top of the screen.
  7. Press the send button.

If you cannot enter the email address in the field, use this method:

  1. Open your messaging app.
  2. Locate the conversation with the message you want to forward to your email.
  3. Press and hold the message.
  4. When a menu pops up, tap "Share."
  5. Select your messaging app.
  6. Enter the email address.
  7. Press the send button.

Additional FAQs

Why can't I forward a text message on Android?

The most common reason why you can't forward a text message on Android is that you have selected the entire conversation instead of a single message. Android devices do not allow you to transfer the entire thread at once. If you want to do this you will have to do it one by one on most androids.

Another possible reason is that you selected multiple messages. Although it is possible to forward multiple messages on some Androids, it is not a common option. Try selecting and forwarding a single message instead.

If you still can't forward a text message, you can try resetting your phone. If that doesn't work, install one of the messaging apps from Google Play Store.

Preview

Forwarding a text message is the easiest way to share it with someone else without retyping it. Moreover, forwarding also allows you to save your messages in your email or other apps like Facebook Messenger, Instagram, WhatsApp, etc. The process depends on the brand of the device, but the differences are slight and easy to learn.

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