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How to copy the phone number of the sender of a text message in Android default messaging program? Does one have to go through "create a new contact" through the + menu, or is there any faster way?

I use unrooted Android 6.0 on LG4.

I don't see any "people & options" in the menu:

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  • I did not pay attention on the phone and Android version when I answered. I will delete my answer. – Reddy Lutonadio Mar 17 at 0:28
  • @ReddyLutonadio you're welcome to keep the answer, it's still very useful to know for more recent versions. – Franck Dernoncourt Mar 17 at 0:39
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Does one have to go through "create a new contact" through the + menu, or is there any faster way?

You can copy the phone number without selecting "Create a new contact". I don't know if there is a faster way but here is how to do it:

  1. On the default messaging app, open the text message (SMS) whose phone number you want to copy.
  2. Click the 3-dot, then "People & options".
  3. Long press the phone number. A message "Copy to clipboard?" will appear, click on "Copy".

Edit: The answer is probably more useful if using Android 7 and above. I deleted, then restored it based on the comments. If it is against the rules, moderators please take the appropriate action(s).

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