I'm using Motorola Moto E (first gen) running Android 5.1.

I'm fairly new to Android, I know I could forward message if I tap and press on the message for a while, wait for the dropdown menu to pop up and then tap on "Message".

The problem is, if there is a link in the message body, no matter where I tap on the message - it gets me to that website instead of showing this context menu.

How do I forward this type of text?

  • Long pressing may give you an option to select all and copy?
    – beeshyams
    Commented Dec 24, 2015 at 11:20
  • I have exactly the same issue, messages without links, press->hold->forward. But messages with links 95% of the time I cannot get the press->hold menu up, either get nothing or it opens the browser with the link (normally spam). The weird thing is, every no and then the menu will popup, but I have just been trying to the last 20mins on the latest one and it worked once, caught me by surprise and I can not replicate it again.
    – rob
    Commented Feb 23, 2016 at 14:04
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3 Answers 3


Just long press on the message, its should either highlight and give you the option of forwarding or select text, then just select all and paste it on a new message body


Long press on the text, then drag the arrows until you have highlighted the text you want. Then select the bit with the 3 vertical dots and select share.

This only works with text you are not editing. I.e when im typing this awnser out I cant see the share option because im in text edit mode. But if i do it on the text if your questions then I can access the share option.


We can able to do that by long pressing the message which(blank space) below the human face.

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