Viewing and replying to a message

Viewing and replying to a message

When you receive a new message, you'll hear a notification sound (if set) and see the message briefly display at the top of the screen.
  1. To open and read the message, you can:
    • Tap the message bar at the top of the screen.
    • Or open the Messaging app to access and read the message.
  2. Tap , and then choose whether to reply with a text, Messenger, or Facebook message.
  3. Enter your reply, and then tap .

Why can't I reply to my friend using Facebook or Messenger on the same thread?

If you're friends with someone on Facebook or Messenger, you may have several different contact profiles for the same person. Their phone number, Facebook, and Messenger info may be stored as different contacts on your phone. In this case, you need to link these contacts manually.
Open the People app and link them.

Copying and pasting a message

You can copy a previous message and paste it into the new message you're composing.
  1. In the threads list, tap a contact (or phone number) to display the exchange of messages with that contact.
  2. Press and hold the message you want to copy, and then tap copy.
  3. Tap the text box where you're composing your new message.
  4. To paste the copied message, tap .
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