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About the Messenger app

With Messenger, you can send and receive instant text (SMS) and multimedia (MMS) messages between HTC Bolt and another messaging-ready phone. MMS can contain text and pictures, recorded voice, audio or video files, or contact cards (vCard). See your service plan for applicable charges for messaging.

Sending a text message (SMS)

  1. From the Home screen, tap , and then find and tap Messenger.
  2. Tap Compose.
  3. Enter a contact name, mobile number, or email address in the To field. Or select a contact from the Frequents or All contacts tab.
  4. Tap the Send message box and then start composing your message.
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  5. Tap Send to send, or press to save the message as a draft.
    Note:
    • There is a limit on the number of characters for a single text message. Once you go over the character limit, a new message is created but automatically joined into one when received. As you near the limit, a character count will appear below the message bubble.
    • Your text message automatically becomes a multimedia message if you enter an email address as the recipient, attach an item, or compose a very long message.

Sending a multimedia message (MMS)

When you need to add a little more to a text message, you can send a multimedia message (MMS) with pictures, voice recordings, audio or video files.

Important: Before attaching and sending a video, compress it first so that the file size doesn't exceed the message size limit.
  1. From the Home screen, tap , and then find and tap Messenger.
  2. Tap Compose.
  3. Enter a contact name, mobile number, or email address in the To field. Or select a contact from the Frequents or All contacts tab.
  4. Tap Attach, and then choose an attachment type, such as a photo or video, a voice recording, or your location.
  5. Tap the message box, and then enter a caption or text.
  6. Tap Send to send, or press to save the message as a draft.
Note: Depending on the resolution of your photo or video attachments, they may be displayed as cropped thumbnails in your multimedia message.

Sending a group message (SMS)

Group messaging makes it easy to send a message to multiple contacts all at once. You can choose to send a group SMS or group MMS.

  1. From the Home screen, tap , and then find and tap Messenger.
  2. Tap Compose.
  3. Enter a contact name or mobile number in the To field. Or select a contact from the Frequents or All contacts tab.
  4. Tap , select more contacts, and then tap when you're done.
  5. Tap the Send message box, and then start composing your message.
  6. Tap Send to send, or press to save the message as a draft.
    Note:
    • You will be charged for each text message sent. For example, if you send a message to a group of five people, you will be charged for five messages.
    • Group MMS may incur extra data fees.

Replying to a message

  1. From the Home screen, tap , and then find and tap Messenger.
  2. Tap a contact (or phone number) to display the exchange of messages with that contact.
  3. Tap the Send message box, and then enter your message.
  4. Tap Send.

Forwarding a message

  1. From the Home screen, tap , and then find and tap Messenger.
  2. Tap a contact (or phone number) to display the exchange of messages with that contact.
  3. Press and hold the message until it is selected, and then tap .
  4. Select the contact from the pop-up window. If the contact is not listed, tap Compose and then enter or select a contact.
  5. Tap Send.

Blocking messages from unwanted contacts

Block unwanted messages and keep your Messenger screen clean.

  1. From the Home screen, tap , and then find and tap Messenger.
  2. Press and hold a contact (or phone number) to select.
  3. Tap . When the contact sends you messages, you will not see them in the Messenger screen or receive notifications and calls.
  4. To see all contacts and numbers you blocked, on the Messenger screen, tap More options button > Blocked contacts.
    Note: To read messages from a blocked contact or number, on the Messenger screen, tap More options button > Archived.

Deleting messages and conversations

Open the Messenger app and do any of the following:
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Conversation

Press and hold a contact (or phone number) to select it, and then tap .

Message

Tap the conversation thread with a contact (or phone number), press and hold the message to select it, and then tap .

Changing the settings and getting help

  1. From the Home screen, tap , and then find and tap Messenger.
  2. To change the app settings, tap More options button > Settings. To change the settings for individual messages or contacts, tap a conversation with a contact (or phone number), and then tap > More options button > Settings.
  3. To get help or provide feedback, on the conversations or messages screen, tap More options button > Help & feedback.
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