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About the Messages app

With Messages, you can send and receive instant text (SMS) and multimedia (MMS) messages between HTC U11 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, swipe up and then find and tap Messages.
  2. Tap Compose button.
  3. Enter a contact name, mobile number, or email address in the To field. Or select a contact from the list.
  4. In the text box, start composing your message.
    Screen showing the compose screen of the Messages app and the exchange of messages with a contact.
  5. Tap Send button to send, or press Back button 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 above the Send button.
    • Your text message automatically becomes a multimedia message if you 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, swipe up and then find and tap Messages.
  2. Tap Compose button.
  3. Enter a contact name, mobile number, or email address in the To field. Or select a contact from the list.
  4. Tap Compose button inside the text box, and then choose an attachment type, such as a sticker, photo or video, a voice recording, or your location.
  5. Tap the text box, and then enter a caption or text.
  6. Tap Send button to send, or press Back button 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, swipe up and then find and tap Messages.
  2. Tap Compose button > Start group conversation.
  3. Enter a contact name or mobile number in the To field. Or tap a contact in Top contacts or from the list.
    Note: When choosing a contact from the list, not Top contacts, tap the name and not the contact photo.
  4. When you're done, tap Next button.
  5. Tap the text box, and then start composing your message.
  6. Tap Send button to send, or press Back button to save the message as a draft.

Replying to a message

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

Forwarding a message

  1. From the Home screen, swipe up and then find and tap Messages.
  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 Forward button at the top of the screen.
  4. Select the contact from the pop-up window. If the contact is not listed, tap New Message and then enter or select a contact.
  5. Tap Send button.

Blocking messages from unwanted contacts

Block unwanted messages and keep your Messages screen clean.

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

Deleting messages and conversations

Open the Messages app and do any of the following:
To delete a Do these steps
Conversation

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

Message

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

Changing the settings and getting help

  1. From the Home screen, swipe up and then find and tap Messages.
  2. Do one of the following:
    • To change Messages app settings, tap Menu button > Settings.
    • To change the settings for individual messages or contacts, tap a conversation with a contact (or phone number), and then tap Menu button > People & options.
    • To get help or provide feedback, on the conversations or messages screen, tap Menu button > Help & feedback.
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