There are all sorts of reasons that you may want to forward a text message. Maybe it’s directions to a location, maybe it’s a confirmation or receipt you need to share, or maybe it’s simply something funny someone sent you or vice versa.
Whatever your reason, here’s how to forward a text message on iPhone, iPad, and Mac. And it works the same with both SMS and iMessage texts.
Forward a text message on iPhone or iPad
Open the Messages app on your iPhone or iPad and then do the following.
1) Select the conversation with sender on the Messages screen.
2) Tap and hold the message you want to forward.
3) Select More from the pop-up menu.
4) Tap the forward arrow on the bottom right of the screen.
You’ll notice that the message you selected has a checkmark to confirm the one you are forwarding. And, you can select more messages in that conversation as well and forward them all at once.
Once you tap the forward arrow, a new conversation will be created for you to add your recipient and send.
Forward a text message on Mac
Open Messages on your Mac and then follow these simple steps to forward a message.
1) Select the conversation by sender on the left.
2) Click on the message you want to forward. You’ll notice it highlight slightly.
3) Right-click the message or hold Control and click it.
4) Select Forward from the context menu.
The message will then pop into a new conversation where you can add your recipient and send it.
Do more with Messages
Here are some related tutorials you might find helpful.
- How to send and receive SMS text messages on iPad and Mac
- How to block iPhone text messages from certain senders
- How to have Messages keep your entire chat history in iCloud and synced across devices
- How to copy an SMS, MMS or iMessage on your iPhone & iPad
Wrapping it up
The next time you want to pass along a text message you received or even one that you sent yourself, just remember these simple steps.
Are there things you struggle with using Messages on either iOS or Mac that we can help with? If so, let us know below or ping us on Twitter.