Advanced Messaging is only available with other devices of the same make and model (Samsung Galaxy S9 / S9+) on the Verizon Network. There is no cross carrier capability at this time.
The device must be in a Verizon wireless coverage area to send or receive chat messages.
From a Home screen, swipe up or down from the center of the display to access the apps screen.
These instructions only apply to Standard mode and the default Home screen layout.
Tap Messages .
From the Inbox, tap the New message icon (lower-right).
From the 'New conversation' screen, enter a 10-digit mobile number or a contact name in the 'Recipient' field.
Alternatively, tap the Contact icon (upper-right)to select one or more recipients from your contacts list then tap Done.
Chat enabled contacts are identified by a blue dot (bottom-right) on their Caller ID image. Once selected, the names of chat enabled participants appear in blue.
To add an attachment:
Tap the Plus icon + (left of the 'Enter message' field).