Sending a Message to an Existing Contact:
Open your history with an existing contact by either clicking on their name from your list of recent activity or searching for the name of that contact using the magnifying glass on the main phone screen.
Click the compose message icon (pencil) and a QWERTY keyboard opens landscape. Rotate your phone and begin writing the message you'd like to send. Pressing the send icon will send the message.
Sending a Message to a New Contact:
From the main phone screen, open the dial pad to enter a new phone number. Once you've entered the number that you would like to send a message to, click the compose message icon (pencil) to open the QWERTY keyboard. Type your message and press the send icon when you're ready to send the message.
Composing a Group Message:
From the main phone screen (showing your recent activity), click the compose message icon (pencil). You will now have the option to add contacts to create a new group thread. Click the plus icon to bring up the contact search screen. You can type a phone number as well, if you'd like to include a number not stored in your phone. Once you've added all of the contacts you'd like to include, press the compose message icon (pencil) to bring up the QWERTY keyboard and type your message. Press the send icon when you're ready to send the message.