Motorola Droid: How to Send Text Message

For people that are used to old types of phones, it may not be easy to figure out how to send a text message on the Motorola Droid. Here’s how it’s done.

1. Open the Messaging application.

2. The form will look like an email message application to some. In the To field you can type a phone number you’d like to send your message to.

3. Type your message in the Type to compose box.

4. Tap Send when you’re ready.

Your text message should be on its way to its destination.


  1. Razz says

    Bob, I use use verizon wireless, and when Im typing out a regular text message on my Droid 2, I can actually see my phone change my sms text message to an mms message. Whether that is a feature of my phone or my provider I am not sure, but mine does it automatically.
    Your sure yours is not doing the same? Watch as you type a long text, with many words or characters and see if you cannot see the little black box pop up that says “going to mms”, (or something like that).
    Hope you get it figured out.

  2. Razz says

    Yes Gale. Hold your finger down on your received text message. Hold it firm for about a second. A menu will pop up with several options, one being “forward message”.

  3. justin says

    Is there a way to stop a sending text message I know in blabkberry touch u could cancel them is there a way to cancel for droid x

  4. Wanda says

    My question is, how do you send a reply text with the Driod 2 cell phone. I can sent a text but can not reply to one. Help

  5. ED says

    First day on the new Droid X. Big question – How do you save a text to draft? if i back out without sending it saves it as a draft, but then the next time I go into that contact to write another text and save as draft it erases the first one…. There’s got to be a way to save all put in as drafts to be sent when ready. Who knows?

  6. matt says

    When you enter contact info, the number has to be listed as a mobile phone for the number to come up when you start to type they’re name

  7. Melissa says

    Is there a way to send a text message after its been sent or received to an email? I need documentation for a court hearing. Please help me if anyone knows how to do this.

  8. BOB_C says

    When I send a text message via the messaging application, it does not go as an SMS message, it goes as a simple TXT message. There does not seem to be any way to choose TXT, SMS or MMS. Is there a way to do this with the included applications on the droid, or can you recommend a reliable download app for messaging, free or paid?


  9. Shelley says

    hit MESSAGING, tap on To: bar, keyboard comes up, then start typing name..a contact list will drop down and click on contact.

  10. evan says

    Who types in phone numbers these days? For that matter, who knows anyone’s phone number these days.

    I’ve managed to type in a person’s name and _sometimes_ it comes up with the contact’s name and number. For some reason this does not always work.

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