Google Pixel 3a - 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 icon.
  3. From the Inbox, tap Start chat (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. From the 'Text message' field, enter a message.
    Note To add an attachment:
    1. Tap the Add icon Add Attachment icon (on the left of the text box).
    2. Locate then select the appopriate attachment.
      Note If necessary, select the attachment type (e.g., emoji, camera, gallery, location, etc.) located at the bottom.
  6. Tap the SMS icon Send icon (on the right) to send.