Messages

| Galaxy S8 User Manual |

 

 

Learn how to send and receive different messages using the Samsung Messages app on your device.

 

Types of Messages

 

The Samsung Messages app provides the following message types:

• Text Messages (SMS)

• Multimedia Messages (MMS)

 

The Short Message Service (SMS) lets you send and receive text messages to and from other mobile phones or email addresses. To use this feature, you may need to subscribe to your service provider’s message service.

 

The Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS) lets you send and receive multimedia messages (such as picture, video, and audio messages) to and from other mobile phones or email addresses. To use this feature, you may need to subscribe to your service provider’s multimedia message service.

 

Messaging icons are displayed at the top of the screen and indicate when messages are received and their type.

 

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Create and Send Messages

This section describes how to create and send a message using the Messages app.

 

1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.

 

2. Tap Messages > Compose.

 

3. Tap contacts, if desired, and then tap Compose.

 

• Tap the Recipient field to manually enter a recipient. You can also select the recipient based on Groups or recent calls.

 

• Enter additional recipients by separating each entry with a semicolon (;) and then using the previous procedure. More recipients can be added at any time before the message is sent.

 

4. Tap the Enter message field to enter a message.

 

Attach: Add images, audio, and more to your message.

 

Emoticon: Choose an available emoticon from the list and add it into your message at the cursor location.

 

5. Review the message and tap Send.

 

Note: If you exit a message before you send it, the message is automatically saved as a draft.

 

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Send SOS Messages

Send a message with your location to designated contacts when you are in an emergency situation.

 

To enable SOS messages:

1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.

 

2. Tap Settings > Privacy and emergency > Send SOS messages, and On/Off to enable this feature.

 

3. Tap Send messages to > Add and add recipients by creating new contacts or selecting from Contacts.

 

• To include a picture from your front and rear camera in your SOS messages, tap Attach pictures.

 

• To include a 5 second audio recording in your SOS message, tap Attach audio recording.

 

To send an SOS message:

 

► Press the Power key quickly three times.

 

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View New Messages

 

When you receive a new message, New message appears on the Status bar.

 

To view the message:

 

Open the Notification panel and tap the message. For more information, see “Notification Panel

 

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From a Home screen, tap Messages, and then tap the new message to view it.

 

• To play a multimedia message attachment (audio or video), tap Play.

 

• To scroll through the list of messages, swipe up or down the page.

 

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Delete Messages

 

To delete messages, follow these steps:

 

1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.

 

2. Tap Messages > More options > Edit.

 

3. Tap each message you want to delete or tap the All checkbox at the top of the screen to select all messages.

 

4. Tap Delete and confirm when prompted.

 

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Message Search

You can search through your messages by using the Message Search feature.

 

1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.

 

2. Tap Messages > Search.

 

3. Enter a word or phrase to search for, and then tap Search on the keyboard.

 

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Messages Settings

Configure the settings for text messages, multimedia messages, push messages, and more.

 

1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.

 

2. Tap Messages > More options > Settings.

 

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Emergency Alerts

This device is designed to receive wireless emergency alerts from the Commercial Mobile Alerting System (CMAS), which may also be known as the Personal Localized Alerting Network (PLAN). For more information, contact your wireless provider.

 

Emergency alerts allows customers to receive geographically-targeted messages. Alert messages notify customers of imminent threats to their safety within their area. There is no charge for receiving an Emergency alert message.

 

There are three types of Emergency alerts:

• Alerts issued by the President

• Alerts involving imminent threats to safety of life (extreme and severe)

• AMBER alerts (missing child alert)

 

Users may choose not to receive Imminent alerts (extreme and severe) and AMBER alerts.

 

Note: Alerts issued by the President cannot be disabled.

 

To disable Imminent and AMBER alerts:

 

1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.

 

2. Tap Settings > Privacy and emergency > Emergency alerts.

 

3. Tap Settings > Alert types.

 

• All alerts are enabled (on) by default.

 

4. Tap an alert option to disable it.

 

 

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