Pixel™, Phone by Google - Create and Send a Text Message

Note If Messages are disabled, ensure 'Messages' is set as the default app.

  1. From a Home screen, touch and swipe up to display all apps.
  2. Tap Messages Messages app icon.
  3. From the Inbox, tap the Compose icon Compose icon (lower-right).
    Note If necessary, tap the Back icon Back navigation icon (bottom-left) to navigate to the Inbox.
  4. From the "To" field, enter a 10-digit mobile number or a contact name.
    Note As the number or contact is entered, a matching contact may appear and can be selected at any time.
  5. To add an attachment:
    1. Tap the Add icon Compose icon (on the left).
    2. Locate then select the appopriate attachment.
      Note If necessary, select the attachment type (e.g., emojii, camera, gallery, location, etc.) located at the bottom.
  6. From the "Send message" field, enter a message.
  7. Tap the Send icon Send icon (on the right).