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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by darkcyber, Aug 31, 2010.

  1. darkcyber

    darkcyber Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    How do I resend the exact same text message that I have already sent? I have 'long pressed' on the old message and here are the options that are available, but I do not see resend:

    Open Message
    Forward Message
    Copy Message Text
    View Message details
    Delete Message

    It looks like Forward will resend it but it puts 'Fwd:' at the beginning of the message. So, I didn't know if there was another way that would just resend the exact same typed message without adding anything to it.


  2. sund0wn

    sund0wn Android Expert

    i think you can only resend if it failed the first time. just long press, copy, paste in the text field, and send.
  3. Aggie12

    Aggie12 Android Expert

    I'm using handcent and when you long press on a message in the message thread one of the options is resend. This is really handy for me as this is the fastest way for me to get my account balance.
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  4. darkcyber

    darkcyber Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    Thanks for the information. I may have to try out that handcent as I have just been using the default text messaging on my Droid X.
  5. Aggie12

    Aggie12 Android Expert

    yeah I never used the stock messaging app. The X is my first android phone but i've been lurking for quite some time and handcent seems to be the best txt messaging app. IMO
  6. sparky07

    sparky07 Well-Known Member

    Handcent works great and is sooooo much more customizable than stock
  7. bcurtiss433

    bcurtiss433 Newbie

    When using Handcent, how do you disable the stock text message app so I dont receive duplicate messages in 2 different apps?
  8. darkcyber

    darkcyber Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    Oh, I am so glad you asked this question, because I was about to ask the same thing :D

    Since I installed handcent (luv it) I too have noticed I am getting duplicate messages. I get one notice on the status bar from handcent and one from the default text app.
  9. dayton2200

    dayton2200 Lurker

    open your stock mssnger click on menu and then settings youll see it says notifications in there and below that it says display message notifications in status bar uncheck that box and youll no longer have the dbl text issue
  10. pdqwick

    pdqwick Lurker

    Long press on the failed text message and a menu comes up with "Resend" at the top of the menu.
  11. wrkeen

    wrkeen Lurker

    The copy and paste method described by sund0wn works perfectly on a DROID turbo.

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The Motorola Droid X release date was July 2010. Features and Specs include a 4.3" inch screen, 8MP camera, 512GB RAM, TI OMAP3630 processor, and 1540mAh battery.

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