How to Copy a Text Message on Android

Alicia Santos

Android, Tutorials

Copying a text message on Android can be useful in various scenarios, whether you want to save important information, share it with someone else, or simply keep a record of the conversation. Luckily, Android provides a simple and straightforward way to copy text messages using the built-in features of the operating system. In this tutorial, we will guide you step-by-step on how to copy a text message on Android.

Step 1: Open the Messaging App

To begin, unlock your Android device and navigate to the home screen. Locate and tap on the messaging app icon, which is usually represented by a speech bubble or messaging symbol.

Step 2: Select the Conversation

Once inside the messaging app, look for the conversation containing the text message that you want to copy. Tap on the conversation to open it.

Step 3: Locate the Text Message

Scroll through the conversation until you find the specific text message that you wish to copy. It could be anywhere within the conversation thread.

Step 4: Long Press on the Text Message

To initiate copying of a text message, long press on it with your finger. After a moment, a menu will appear with various options related to that particular message.

Pro Tip:

If you want to copy multiple messages at once, consider using Android’s multi-select feature. To do this, tap and hold one message until it is selected and then tap on any additional messages that you want to include in your selection.

Step 5: Tap ‘Copy’ from the Menu

From the menu that appears after long pressing on a text message, look for an option labeled ‘Copy’ and tap on it. This will copy the selected text message to your device’s clipboard.

Step 6: Paste the Copied Text

Now that you have successfully copied the text message, you can paste it into any application or field that accepts text input. To do this, open the desired application or field and long press on it until a menu appears. Then, tap on the ‘Paste’ option to paste the copied text.

Pro Tip:

If you want to copy a text message from one Android device to another, you can use the ‘Copy’ and ‘Paste’ method described above. Simply copy the text message on one device, switch to the other device, and paste it into the desired application or field.


Copying a text message on Android is a straightforward process that can be accomplished using the built-in features of the operating system. By following these steps, you can easily copy and paste important text messages for various purposes.

Remember to always respect privacy and obtain proper consent before copying and sharing someone else’s text messages.

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