Compose text message

Is there a workaround for “compose text message” where you don’t have to have the cellphone number in the box. On android devices, I get " // " when I leave it blank.

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So you don’t want to have any specific recipients before getting to the messages app?


We’re having this same problem. It works great on IOS but not on Android?

Hi and welcome to the community!

You can use the fix below:


Just leave the number blank if you want to open a text with a pre-written message

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Hi Lisa, is this for Android devices only? Would it look exactly like this (below, as you’ve stated) or like this: sms:?body=[TEXTMESSAGE]…?


I’ve used this on iOS and it’s worked fine.

I can’t tell what change you made in the string you posted. But the string should include an “&” instead of the “?” and also was missing two other characters. The correct strong is below:


One thing to note is that the string maybe slightly different for Chrome/Android


Ok great, thank you!

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