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    Reading and sending messages

    The Messages application shows your messages as conversations, which means that all messages to and from a particular person are grouped together.


    The number of characters that you can send in a single message varies depending on the operator and the language you use. The maximum size of a multimedia message, which includes the size of added media files, is also operator dependent. Contact your network operator for more information.

    Messaging overview

    Image of reading and sending messages, showing each part by number. Upper area from left to right, 1 to 4. Center area, 5. Bottom area from right to left, 6 to 7.

    1 Go back to the list of conversations
    2 Call the message sender
    3 Search conversation
    4 View more options
    5 Sent and received messages
    6 Send a completed message
    7 Add attachments


    To save a file contained in a received message, touch and hold the file, and then select the desired option.

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    On your Xperia™ device, go to Settings > About phone/tablet > Model number
    On your Xperia™ device, go to Settings > About phone/tablet > Model number