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FAQs related to text messaging on your Google Nexus 5

Last Updated: Mar 25, 2015

Answers to some of your questions about text messaging on your Google Nexus 5

  • What's the difference between text messaging and multimedia messaging?

    A text message has a limit of 160 characters. For longer text messages, your Google Nexus 5 splits the message into multiple messages.

    With multimedia messaging you can combine images, video, and audio with text in a single message.

    Note: Other devices either split long texts into 160-character messages or convert them into a multimedia message. Multimedia messages require a data connection; text messages don't.

    Send or receive a text message.

    Send or receive a multimedia message.

  • Why does the message say Draft next to it?

    Your Google Nexus 5 saves a message that is composed but not sent as a Draft. You can open and edit a draft or send it as is.

  • How do I send a group message?

    To send a group message:

    1. In the message inbox, tap the New hangout icon.
    2. Enter the recipient or tap a contact name, then tap the preferred phone number or email address.
    3. Tap Anyone else?.
    4. Enter the recipient name or tap to check the recipients. Note: Tap the preferred phone number or email address for each recipient.
    5. Once finished, tap OK.
    6. Tap Send to group to enter the message.
    7. Tap the Send icon.
  • Can I delete a text message?

    Delete a single text message.

    Delete an entire text message thread.

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