How to Forward Text Messages on Verizon

Verizon Wireless customers can send and receive text messages on a variety of phones. Retyping a text message that is saved on your phone in order to send that message to a friend can be a difficult process as you will need to memorize the message or go back and forth between screens on the phone. Just as with emails, you have the option of forwarding the exact message that is saved on your Verizon cell phone to another cell phone or to an email account.

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Turn the Verizon cell phone on.

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Go to the main menu screen on the phone.

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Navigate to the “Messaging” screen.

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Highlight the option that contains the text message you'd like to forward (such as “Inbox,” “Sent” or “Messages”) and press “OK.” These options will vary based upon the settings on the phone.

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Select the text message you want to forward and click “OK.” The text message will appear on the screen of the cell phone.

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Choose “Options” and select “Forward.” The “To” screen will open.

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Enter the phone number or email address you're forwarding the text message to and press “OK.” You can also select “Add” and then select a phone number from the contacts that are saved on your Verizon cell phone.

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Press “OK” and the text message will appear on the screen.

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Choose “Send,” and the text message will be forwarded to the recipient.