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I have a text message sent from a phone number that is not yet linked in any other method.

Is there a way to use this message's number to create a new contact or modify an existing one directly from the text messaging application?

If it is relevant, I use Gmail for my contacts and have imported from Facebook.

I have Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich).

What I've tried

This question is vaguely similar, but not quite what I'm looking for.

I know I can copy/paste the number if I open the "modify recipients" dialog, click on the number, and click/hold to open the cut/copy/paste tool. I can also simply write down the number on paper. I'm looking for an alternative.

There are no menu options if I select the message at the top-level of the Text app.

The menu options while in the text message thread don't seem relevant:

  • Insert smiley
  • Delete
  • Set priority
  • Add subject
  • Modify recipients

The menu options if I click and hold on an individual message don't seem relevant:

  • Delete message
  • Forward message
  • Copy message text
  • Protect message
  • View message details
  • Add to task
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On my Android 4.0.4 if I click on the picture of the contact, I get option to save it.

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On a different note, my phone's screenshot is really really beautiful :) –  roxan Sep 13 '12 at 8:34
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