A Comprehensive Guide for Verizon Messages


Verizon messages offer a fantastic messaging experience with enhancements related to text and multimedia. As you use your phone number, you can always converse through multiple devices without any interruptions. Once connected to the Wi-Fi, you can either ring up anyone living in a different region. Besides, you can add a personal touch to your images through collages and captions. While the Content Finder enables you to search for digital content, Glympse allows you to share your current location.

How to Download Verizon Messages on Your Device?

If you wish to use Verizon messages, then you can download the app from the play store without paying anything. The steps differ depending on the operating system you’re using.

For Android OS

Step 1: Launch Google Play Store on the tablet or the cell phone.

Step 2: Once you tap the search field, type ‘Verizon Messages (Message+)’ and hit search.

Step 3: From the search results, proceed by selecting ‘Verizon Messages (Message+)’.

Step 4: Finally, click ‘Install’ and follow the steps.

For iPhones

The procedure for installing Verizon messages is similar to the one with an Android smartphone. The only difference is that you need to download the app from the Apple Play Store.

NOTE: Before installation, you may be requested for an Apple ID password.

For Windows PCs

Step 1: Launch the web browser and go to the overview page of Verizon messages.

Step 2: Click the option, ‘Download Desktop app – Windows’.

Step 3: Later, click ‘Run’ and follow the steps for installing the app.

For Mac OS X

Just as you install the application on Windows, you can easily install Verizon Messages on Mac OS X. Remember to download the installable files from ‘Download Desktop app – Mac’.

How to Set Up an Account on Different Devices?

For a Cell Phone / Tablet

Step 1: Open the app store and download Verizon Messages on the communication device.

Step 2: After you have gone through the Terms & Conditions, tap ‘Get Started’.

Step 3: Enter a pseudo name and the mobile number for verification.

Step 4: Finally, tap ‘Send me a text’. Later, once you receive the text message, type the security code and set up the account.

For a Computer

If you want to add Mac or Windows to the account, then you need to follow the steps as below.

Step 1: After downloading the app and reading the Terms & Conditions, select ‘Get Started’.

Step 2: As usual, provide the password and the name by which you wish to be recognized.

Step 3: Click ‘Send me a text’ and verify the contact number by entering the security code.

How to Remove A Device From the Message+ Account?

From the Mobile Phone

Step 1: Tap on the Navigation icon that’s present towards the top-left corner.

Step 2: Select ‘Settings’ followed by ‘Integrated Messaging Features: Manage Devices’.

Step 3: Once you have made a selection, either tap ‘Disconnect’ or ‘Disconnect All’ if you plan to remove all devices.

From the Web

For removing a device, you first need to go to ‘Settings >> Manage Devices’. Later, post selection of the device, you simply have to select ‘Disconnect’.

From Windows & Mac OS X

Step 1: Click the ‘Settings’ icon that’s in the conversation list.

Step 2: Move ahead by following the path,’ Settings >> Manage Device >> Disconnect Device’.

Finally, once you have removed the device, you would see a confirmation message on the screen.

NOTE: If you’re using Mac OS, then you need to click Verizon Messages in the menu bar. Later, you have to follow ‘Preferences >> Account >> Disconnect Device’.

How to Make Calls on Verizon?

To make calls from Message+ 5.6 or new, you simply need to slide the contact’s picture towards the right. Once done, the call would be placed.

In case you’re using the app with version 5.5 or older, then after swiping the picture to the left, you have to tap the ‘Call’ icon.

How to Capture, Edit and Send Photos?

Step 1: Once you have selected the contact, tap the ‘Plus Sign’ at the bottom-left corner.

Step 2: Either tap ‘Picture’ or ‘Collage’. The latter option allows you to send a group of images that have been already saved on the drive.

Step 3: If you wish to take a snap, then tap ‘Take Picture’ and then move on with the ‘Save’ option.

Step 4: Edit the picture if required with the tools present at the bottom.

Step 5: Finally, tap ‘Done’, enter a message and click ‘Send’.

How to Record, Edit and Send a Video?

Step 1: Select the right contact from the conversation list screen.

Step 2: Tap ‘(+)’ at the bottom-left corner.

Step 3: Under ‘Video’, select ‘Record Video’ and then click ‘Save’ after editing the recording.

Step 4: Type the message if it’s required, and click ‘Send’.

How to Set Up an Auto Reply Message?

For a Smartphone

If you are working on Message+ 5.6 or newer, then follow the steps listed below.

Step 1: At the top-left corner, select the ‘Navigation Menu’ icon.

Step 2: Tap ‘Auto Reply’ to turn it off or on.

Step 3: Select ‘Add a New Message’ to type the message.

Step 4: After you clicked ‘Save’, move on with the ‘Start’ option.

For Version 5.5 or Older

As mentioned above, you need to follow the same steps. But, instead of navigating to ‘Auto Reply’ you have to go to ‘Settings >> Auto Reply’.

For a Web Browser

Step 1: From the account, click ‘Settings’ icon.

Step 2: Click ‘ON’ to enable the Auto Reply function.

Step 3: Type the message and select the duration for Auto Reply.

Step 4: You’re done once you click on ‘Save’.

NOTE: For setting an Auto reply from a computer app, the procedure is very much similar. Best of all, you can save 5 auto-replies. In case you add the sixth one, then the first reply would be replaced.

How to Send a Glympse?

Step 1: From the conversation list, go to ‘Plus sign icon >> Glypse’.

Step 2: You then need to agree to the terms if you are using the feature for the first time.

Step 3: Finally, tap ‘Send’ for sharing the location to an individual or within a group.

Step 4: If you’re enjoying a chat, then you should tap ‘Send’ under ‘Request’ to share the location.

Different Ways in Which You can Personalize the Experience

How to Upload a Profile Picture?

For Version 5.6 or Later

Step 1: Once you have selected the Navigation Menu icon, tap ‘Edit’, an option at the top-left hand side corner.

Step 2: Hold the icon for some time and follow the steps to select the desired image.

Step 3: Edit if required, and then tap ‘Done’.

For Version 5.5 or Older

The steps are the same but, you need to go to ‘Settings >> Advanced’ and then change the name as well as the picture.

Finally, select ‘Me’ followed by a name. Later, tap on the white box, select the image and move on with ‘Update Info’.

How to Customize a Conversation If You’re Using Version 5.5 Or Earlier?

Step 1: From the conversation list, select the ‘Navigation Menu’ and tap ‘Backgrounds’.

Step 2: Once you have opted for the background, then tap ‘Back’ at the topmost left hand side corner.

Step 3: Go to the ‘Navigation Menu’ icon and move on ‘Conversation Bubble’. Likewise, after the selection click the ‘Back’ option.

In the similar fashion, you can change the font and tone within a few minutes.

How to Set a Signature?

A signature is nothing but a group of words which appear every time you send a message.

Step 1: Once you go to the ‘Navigation Menu’ icon, select ‘Settings’ and ‘Enable Signature’.

Step 2: Tap ‘Auto Signature’, enter content and click ‘Set.

As usual, don’t forget to tap ‘Back’ for returning back to the conversation list screen.

How to Send an eGift?

Step 1: Select the recipient and click ‘+’.

Step 2: Tap on ‘eGifts’ that you desire to send.

Step 3: Select the artwork and personalize it with a message.

NOTE: You can pay with the help of a saved or a credit card.

While you can choose the card and type the PIN for a saved card, you need to enter necessary information for a new card.

Once the payment is processed, you would be receiving the message that the purchase is made successfully.

How to Enable a Voice / Video Calling Feature?

Step 1: If you’re using a tablet, then firstly, you should ensure that you have an HD voice.

Android – Switch on ‘Advanced Calling’ under the ‘Settings’ icon.

iOS – Select ‘Voice and Data’ under ‘Settings >> Cellular >> Enable LTE’.

Windows – Enable ‘SIM Settings’ once you go to ‘Settings >> cellular + SIM’.

Step 2: Update the messaging app either from the Apple Store or the Google Play Store.

Step 3: Enter the emergency address whenever you’re prompted to do so. The location would be tracked once you dial 911 when an emergency strikes.

NOTE: You need to repeat the steps from 1 to 3 if you wish to connect the tablet to a smartphone.

How to Switch on the Enable Feature On a Smartwatch?

Step 1: Enable the HD Voice feature on the mobile phone.

Depending on the OS, you need to follow the same steps mentioned above.

Step 2: Set up the Calling feature. In this case, we have considered LG Watch Urbane 2nd Edition.

  • Switch on the device and select a suitable language for pairing with the cell phone.
  • Swipe the screen to the left till you the Calling Set up option is visible.
  • Tap the sign to manage phone calls on the go.
  • Tap the sign if you want to record the call at any point of time.
  • Select the sign if you need to add an emergency address.

How to Make a Video Call On a Tablet?

Once you’ve set up the calling feature, there are several ways to make calls. You can either enter the number from the dialer or select the contact from the list. If it’s a text message, then go for the phone icon present at the top right hand side corner.

NOTE: If you have enabled the HD video calling option, then you can make a choice between the video and phone icon. At any instance, you can easily switch the option when you’re speaking with the person.

How to Make a Call on Your Smartwatch?

You easily make calls by selecting the contact from the call list or dialing the number directly from the keypad.

How to Update an Emergency Address?

If you have Verizon Messages installed on Android, then the steps are as follows.

Step 1: Tap ‘Menu’ present on the main conversations screen.

Step 2: Select ‘Update My Address’ and type the new address.

NOTE: If you using an iPhone, the steps are the same. Just keep in mind that you have to tap ‘Update Existing Address’ instead of ‘Update My Address’.

Hope you have sought answers to your questions if you plan to use Message+.


Written by Hardip Koradia

Hardip Koradia is a pro tech blogger with years of experience in writing resourceful articles on different tech topics like mobile apps, PCs, gadgets, software, how to guides, etc. His passion for technology inspired him to start Techbylws, a growing tech blog.