Common text messaging features include auto-correct, picture messaging, emoticons and message forwarding. Newer platforms also allow users to send contact information, videos, calendar events and voice messages. Users can access most of these features directly on their mobile devices without installing special software.
Every mobile platform executes text-messaging features differently. Depending on the device, users may also have access to features such as keyboard swipe, speech to text, predictive text messaging and animated emoticons. Users can refer to the mobile device's manual for specific details on available features and how to use them. Users may be able to install external applications for even more text message features.