Do more with Messages

When you use the Messages app, you can do more than just send texts. 

Manage reminders for your messages

Set a reminder for a message

Set a reminder for a message:

  1. Open the Messages app .
  2. Go to the message you want to set a reminder for.
  3. Tap and hold the message.
  4. Tap Reminder .
  5. Choose an option.

Tip: To set up a reminder from your conversation list, tap and hold a conversation.

Edit or delete a reminder

  1. Open the Messages app .
  2. On the right of the message or conversation, tap Reminder .
  3. To edit the reminder, choose a new time. 
  4. To delete the reminder, tap Delete

Get a verification code from a message

Some apps and websites send you a verification code, a security code, or a one-time password to use to sign in or confirm your identity.

Copy code from a message

  1. Open the Messages app Android Messages.
  2. Open a message with a verification code.
  3. Click Copy {Code}.
  4. On the app or website, paste the code.
Tip: Google can’t view your messages or verification codes. They aren't sent to Google servers as part of this feature.

Search for messages, photos, places & more

Search in messages

  1. Open the Messages app Android Messages.
  2. Tap Search Search.
  3. Enter your search terms. You can use filters to narrow your search. 

Tip: To remove previews, turn off link previews in settings

Schedule messages to send later

Schedule messages

Important: You can schedule messages to send on phones with Android 7 and newer. If your phone isn't connected to Wi-Fi or data at the scheduled time, your message will be sent when your device reconnects.
  1. Open the Messages app Android Messages.
  2. Open a conversation.
  3. Enter your message.
  4. Touch and hold Send Send.
  5. Choose from the suggestions. 
    • Optional: If you choose your own date and time, a calendar opens. After you pick a date, a clock opens so you can pick a time. Tap Next.
  6. Tap Send Send.
Tip: If you open a conversation with a scheduled message, there will be a “Scheduled message” notification.

Edit, send, or delete a scheduled message

  1. Open the Messages app Android Messages.
  2. Open the conversation with the scheduled message.
  3. Next to the scheduled message, tap Schedule .
  4. You can update, send, or delete the scheduled message.

Make a message larger

Zoom in on a message to increase text size

  1. Open the Messages app .
  2. Go to a conversation and select a message.
  3. Pinch to zoom in on the message and make the text bigger.

Tip: To decrease the text size back to the default setting, pinch to zoom out. 

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