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FAQs related to text messaging on your Google Nexus 5

Last Updated: Oct 04, 2016

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. From within the app, tap the New icon.
    2. Enter the recipient or tap a contact name, then tap the preferred phone number or email address.
    3. Tap the Add recipient icon.
    4. Enter the recipient name or tap ALL CONTACTS, then scroll to and tap the required recipients. Note: Tap the preferred phone number or email address for each recipient.
    5. Once finished adding recipients, tap the Check icon.
    6. Enter the preferred message in the Send message field.
    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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