How Do I use the Messaging app(SMS and MMS) on my Samsung Galaxy Alpha?

Last Update Date : Apr 25. 2018

Your mobile device can send text messages (Short Message Service—SMS) and multimedia messages (Multimedia Messaging Service—MMS).


When you add an image, sound file or video clip to an SMS message the text message will be converted to an MMS multimedia message automatically.



Writing and sending messages


1. From the Home screen touch Messages 2 (which is in the favourites tray at the bottom of the screen by default). If you have removed the Messages application from the favourites tray then touch Apps > Messages 2.


2. Touch 21 in the top-right corner to compose a new message.




3. Touch the Enter recipients field to manually enter a recipient or touch 22 to add a recipient from Logs, Favourites, Contacts, or Groups. When you type a recipient's name in manually possible matches will be shown as you type (if you see a contact's name appear you can tap that name instead of typing out the rest of the name).



Saving attachments you receive


When you receive an MMS message you can save the attachment(s) it contains to your device and access them from other applications.


1. Within the conversation thread touch the attached file to view it. (In the below example it's a photo.)




2. Touch Save 32 at the top of the screen to save the file you're viewing to a location of your choice on your device. When you later open an app that can open that file (such as how the Gallery app can open images) you will be able to open that file from that location through the app.

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