How to move text messages in the Google Messages app

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Don’t want to edit a message right away? You can pause text messages in the Google app and have them remind you later.


Google Messages app icon in the app drawer

Google Messages has improved over time and with RCS support it adds features that Android users have always wanted from Apple’s iMessage. But in addition to these practical functions, Google Messages also offers some extras such as the ability to snooze messages.

In this article, we’re going to show you how to doze off text messages on Google’s Messages app.

This is how the snooze function works in Google Messages

The Google Messages snooze function allows you to remember important text messages.

Whether it’s a message from your buddy about a weekend getaway or a shopping list to take to Grandma’s house the next weekend, you can be sure you won’t miss a thing even though you are drowning in a sea of ​​other unimportant messages.

To snooze a message, you need to set a date and time when you want to be reminded. When that time comes, you will receive a notification. It works a lot like slumbering email in Gmail. However, you can doze off your own sent text messages in Android Messages.

Before we finally show you how to snooze your text messages, keep in mind that this functionality is currently limited to select devices. So make sure you have the latest version of the app.

How to move a text message to Google Messages

  1. Open the Google Messages app.

  2. Navigate to and open the SMS thread of your choice.

  3. Go to the message you want to move.

  4. Tap and hold the message, then tap the clock icon in the top right corner. For now, you can only select one message at a time.

  5. Set the date and time by selecting one of the options provided. To set your custom date and time, tap Select the date and time, then use the pop-up calendar to select the year, month, date, and time.

  6. Beat to save.

Repeat this process to move more than one message. You can delete a reminder by tapping the clock icon next to the message and then selecting Clear. In this pop-up you can also adjust the date and time when the reminder sounds.

The feature is not available on the Google Messages web, so you can send and receive messages from your PC.

Snooze text messages for later with Google Messages

Google Messages is Android’s flagship text messaging app that can compete with iMessage thanks to Rich Communication Services (RCS or Chat for short). With snoozing functionality, message scheduling and end-to-end encryption, among other things, the app is becoming more and more a must for all Android users.


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