How to Forward Messages on Android

Alicia Santos

Android, Tutorials

Forwarding messages on Android is a useful feature that allows you to easily share text messages, emails, and even social media posts with others. Whether you want to forward a funny joke to your friends or share important information with a colleague, the process is simple and straightforward. In this tutorial, we will walk you through the steps to forward messages on Android.

Step 1: Open the Messaging App
To begin, locate and open your messaging app. This app may vary depending on your device, but it is typically labeled as “Messages” or “Messaging” and can be found in your app drawer or on your home screen.

Step 2: Select the Message to Forward
Once you have opened the messaging app, navigate to the conversation that contains the message you want to forward. Scroll through the conversation until you find the specific message you want to share.

Step 3: Long Press on the Message
To initiate the forwarding process, long press on the message you wish to forward. After a moment, a list of options will appear above or below the selected message. Look for an icon that resembles an arrow pointing right or an icon labeled “Forward.”

Note: If you are using an older version of Android or a different messaging app, these icons may vary slightly. However, most messaging apps follow a similar pattern for forwarding messages.

Step 4: Tap on Forward
Once you have located the forward option, tap on it to proceed. This action will open a new window where you can select who you want to send the forwarded message to.

Step 5: Choose Recipient(s)
In this step, select one or multiple recipients from your contacts list by tapping on their names. You can also manually enter phone numbers or email addresses in the designated field if needed.

  • If you want to forward the message to multiple recipients, add each recipient individually or select them from your contacts list.
  • If you want to forward the message to a group, select the group name from your contacts list.

Step 6: Add a Message (Optional)
If desired, you can add a personal message along with the forwarded message. This step is optional but can be useful if you want to provide context or additional information to the recipient(s). Simply tap on the text field labeled “Add a message” and type your desired message.


Some messaging apps may place this option before selecting recipients. However, regardless of the order, you will always have an opportunity to add a message before sending.

Step 7: Send the Forwarded Message
Once you have selected your recipient(s) and added any desired text, tap on the send button to forward the message. The location of this button may vary depending on your messaging app but is typically represented by an icon resembling a paper airplane.

And that’s it! You have successfully forwarded a message on Android.

Whether it’s a funny meme, an important email, or any other form of communication, forwarding messages allows you to easily share information with others. Remember to use this feature responsibly and ensure that you have permission to forward any sensitive or confidential content.

Now that you know how to forward messages on Android, take advantage of this convenient feature and start sharing content with ease.

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