How do I forward a message on an Android device?

You can forward a message from your email to another recipient.

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Use the following steps to forward a message to another recipient.


  1. Open the message.
  2. Select Menu.
  3. From the overflow menu, select Forward.
  4. To view the Cc:, Bcc:, press Menu > Add Cc/Bcc.
  5. Optional: Type additional comments.
  6. Optional: Do any of the following:
    • To attach one or more files on Android phones, select Menu > Attach. On tablets, select the Attachment link, between the subject and the message body.
      Note: Only attachments already downloaded to the device will be included in the new mail.
    • To mark the message as private, and prevent the receiver from copying or forwarding the message, select Menu > Message Options > Prevent Copying.
    • To specify delivery options on Android phones, such as priority, select Menu > Message Options. On tablets, the Message Options menu is available by selecting the Overflow Menu button, the last icon in the Action Bar.
  7. Select Send to send the message. The Send, Save as Draft, and Discard options also reside in the action bar.