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    Reading and sending messages

    Arrow left Xperia L2 support overview

    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

    Messaging overview

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

    To create and send a message

    1. Find and tap Messages icon.
    2. Tap New message icon.
    3. Enter the recipient’s name or phone number, then select from the suggestions that appear. If the recipient is not listed as a contact, enter the recipient’s number manually.
    4. If you want to send a group message, tap Add recipient icon to add more recipients.
    5. Dual SIM users, tap Select SIM for messages icon to select the SIM card you wish to use.
    6. Enter your message text. If you want to add an attachment, tap Add icon and select the relevant attachment option.
    7. To send the message, tap Send message icon.

    If you exit a message before sending, it gets saved as a draft. The conversation gets tagged with the word Draft .

    To read a received message

    1. Find and tap Messages icon.
    2. Tap the desired conversation.
    3. If the message is not yet downloaded, tap it.

    All received messages are saved by default to the device memory.

    To reply to a message

    1. Find and tap Messages icon.
    2. Tap the conversation containing the message.
    3. Dual SIM users, tap Select SIM for messages icon to select the SIM card you wish to use.
    4. Enter your reply and tap Send message icon.

    To forward a message

    1. Find and tap Messages icon.
    2. Tap the conversation containing the desired message.
    3. Dual SIM users, tap Select SIM for messages icon to select the SIM card you wish to use.
    4. Touch and hold the desired message, then tap Forwarding message icon.
    5. Select a recent contact from the list or tap NEW MESSAGE and enter the recipient’s name or phone number, then select from the suggestions that appear. If the recipient is not listed as a contact, enter the recipient's number manually.
    6. Edit the message if necessary, then tap Send message icon.

    To save a file contained in a received message

    1. Find and tap Messages icon.
    2. If the message has not been downloaded yet, tap it.
    3. Touch and hold the file that you want to save, then select the desired option.

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