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Messages App - Forward SMS

asked 2014-01-10 14:06:48 +0200

Tanghus gravatar image

updated 2015-02-09 10:46:19 +0200

I miss the option to forward an SMS. As the saying goes: "I could do that on the N9" ;)

Update: Giving it a bump to elicit official response / ETA. Copy / paste is not a solution btw as pointed out below.

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I read a very negaitve review of Jolla on snapdeal.com (Indian sales tie-up site) where this was pointed out as a basic feature missing. Felt sad reading the review as this part is quite true. I know it's not a real deal breaking feature but thought will bring this to attention. Potential Indian buyers rely on such review and Jolla should respond on such sites and try to create right impression by responding (say, it's on roadmap, etc). I don't agree to most of the other feedback given there.

anandrkris ( 2015-01-31 15:31:03 +0200 )edit

Please enable this in the next update as I am missing this feature

dillihifi ( 2015-02-02 16:07:33 +0200 )edit

This forwarding of SMS is really needed. Copy paste is cumbersome. Hope this will be taken care in next update.

sumitpur ( 2018-02-20 11:20:32 +0200 )edit

just ran into this problem today, copped a "your phone sucks" comment...

cpb ( 2018-11-19 23:19:32 +0200 )edit

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answered 2014-01-13 15:01:29 +0200

joona gravatar image

You can work around it by using the Copy option and pasting the message content into a new SMS. It takes three more actions than the automatic Forward - function though.

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On O2 UK you can forward spam texts to the number 7726. This is now being expanded by Ofcom to all uk networks to get information on how many insurance companies are sending spam texts and how often and of course to get it stopped.

It's a good thing and it would help if Jolla had an SMS forwarding feature.

Hazy ( 2014-03-22 02:11:31 +0200 )edit

answered 2014-10-16 21:11:27 +0200

ukd192 gravatar image

updated 2015-02-10 21:23:34 +0200

Copy and paste does not work when reporting SPAM SMS to MOST ISP/Telcos', as the header information is not copied across. This is a big drawback for using this phone in most countries.

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answered 2014-10-31 16:27:46 +0200

dillihifi gravatar image

I would also support this as when you receive a malicious sms then forwarding the same to the local enforcement agencies is required. Copy pasting makes the SMS loose its header info. I think this functionality is available in all platforms. Hope this can be done with ease

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answered 2014-12-15 07:43:29 +0200

ivanmcneill gravatar image

Copy and pasting does not work at all for any SMS. As suggested by others, it would be helpful if we had the feature

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answered 2017-08-23 01:51:43 +0200

luen gravatar image

updated 2017-08-23 01:55:13 +0200

Copy-paste of MMS messages isn't possible (only if you save the pictures/media and write a new message). Forwarding messages is definitely a basic feature.

(The question is about SMS, but since the same feature (or lack thereof) in the messages app also concerns MMS I think it's better to post here instead of creating a new question.)

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On the bright side is that the code (except the QML) is open sourced as I understand it, so the task is there for anyone willing to take it! :)

See more at https://sailfishos.org/wiki/Messaging

luen ( 2017-08-23 02:02:02 +0200 )edit
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