Samsung Galaxy S4: How to Send a Text Message in Hangouts App in Android 4.4 Kitkat

As we all know that Hangouts app can be used to send SMS or MMS if this app is used in Android 4.0 or above. It means the Samsung Galaxy SIV users are allowed to use this feature. Even so, since the SMS messages feature in Hangouts app is not enabled by default, then you have to enable it manually when you want to use it, either from the Hangouts app itself or the Settings menu. Turning on this feature will also set this app as the default messaging app in your phone.

See also: How to Enable SMS Messages in Hangouts App in the samsung Galaxy S4 with Android 4.4 Kitkat

Once the SMS messages feature is activated, you can use this app to send text messages to the desired contacts, either those you have added into your contacts list or those you have not. In this app, you're also allowed to send a text message to more than one contacts at once.

How to create and send SMS in Hangouts app?
Below are the steps to do so:
  1. Open Hangouts app.
  2. Tap   located at the top right corner of the screen to create a new message.
  3. Type the phone number or name in the search box at the top of the screen.
    • If the phone number or name has been saved in the contacts then you'll see an option to "PHONE CONTACTS", tap the required contact name below the "PHONE CONTACTS".
    • If the phone number has not been saved in the contacts then you'll see an option to "SEND SMS TO...". Once you finish entering the number, tap the phone number below "SEND SMS TO...".
  4. If you want to send your message to multiple recipients, kindly do as follows:
    • Tap in the left side of the first contact you have added as the message recipient.
    • Select another contacts by tapping the contact names. The selected contacts will be check-marked.
    • Or, you can enter another phone number as you have done in the step #3.
    • Tap OK button .
    • The selected contacts will be added as the message recipients.
  5. Type your message in the enter text field above the keyboard.
  6. You can insert emojis to your message by tapping and then select the desired emojis you like to use. Once done, tap to bring back your keyboard.
  7. Tap to send your message to the recipient.

I've been set Hangouts app as the default messaging app and used it to send messages since couple days back. One thing that I really like from this app is the various stock emojis that make my message more alive and can describe my mood well. So, how about you? Have you tried send a text message in Hangouts app?

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