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How to send a text message to a number in your recent call log on BlackBerry 10

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By Adam Zeis on 28 Feb 2013 10:24 am EST
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Sending a text message to a number from your contacts list on BlackBerry 10 is straight forward. Tap the name in your contacts list, tap the number to text and send away. But what if you want to send a text to a number that's in your call log but not your contact list?

While the option isn't right in front of you, it's still not hard to do. It's a bit more hidden than it should be but once you know how to do it you'll wonder how you didn't notice it before. Keep reading to see how it's done.

  • Tap the Phone icon to access your recent call log.
  • Find the number to which you want to send the text message
  • Long press (tap and hold) on the number, then choose View Call Details from the action menu.

View Call Details

On the details screem, tap Text on the bottom and you'll jump to the compose screen where you can send your message.

View Call Details  Compose SMS

Done and done! If you want to call or add the contact to your contact list you can do so from the details screen as well.

Reader comments

How to send a text message to a number in your recent call log on BlackBerry 10

22 Comments

FIRST!!! (first and only time I will ever do that), This is great news, but is there a way to be able to call contacts from the HUB? Like if I get an email, and I read it, and now I want to be able to call that person?

If you have them as a contact, sure. Tap their avatar on top to go to their contact details, then tap the number to call.

Even though Im a month away from actually owning the new BB10 devices, I still enjoy reading this how-to stuff on CrackBerry. Keep it coming.

I am in the same boat as you are waiting for this device. And thanks to these how to post I feel like I will be able to use the device with no worries

I found this pretty quickly when I was looking for call timers on my logs and noticed the icons. They jumped out at me cuz I personally think they are great looking icons. Very smooth, I actually showed them off to a few people I liked them so much haha

Great tip. Any idea how to phone numbers copied from a document or Internet. i.e paste it in which can't be done?

This is great because I was looking for help on this in the forums. OS7 allowed it easily through the menu options.

However I just tried it and this method works great for a number not in your contacts or if the contact only has one number. But I tried it with a contact with 4 numbers and I only got the option to call the 4 different numbers. No option to text either.

In the forums it was suggested that I would have to open the contact and use the options there.
This isn't helpful when you don't know which mobile phone the person called you from so you have to go back to the call log. But I understand that not many people have multiple numbers.

It was simply easier in OS7.

Looks good - Keep posting the hints and tips to using BB10 crackberry! I'll be getting mine after I get my tax return >=)

With this bounch of How-To's, when it comes to the US we should be experts already, no excuses. At least for us people who follow CrackBerry.

I dont get the icon for call details when I hold the button down.
I get Call, Add to Contact, Copy (which doesnt seem to copy anywhere) and select more?

"I dont get the icon for call details when I hold the button down.
I get Call, Add to Contact, Copy (which doesnt seem to copy anywhere) and select more?"

never mind... was in hub not phone icon on home screen... thanks. needed this.

HOW WELL DOES THE NEW AND IMPROVED BLACKBERRY Q 10 FUCHONE,,FUCNOCTIONS????

FUCHONE,,,,a made up French word by me to describe a Phone device that does not work very intelligently anymore or not as well as it did before.

" FUC- NOCTIONS": another French word made up by me to describe a high degree of dis functionality,, ( like my brain for example").
Adam my comments are not directed at you but hopefully to people at RIM, that I am convinced are trying to self destruct themselves, with no sense or care in my opinion of the loyal brand users for years of the Blackberry devices.
By the way I own an old 9900 which I am reactivating, and purchased a Q 10 AND a Z 10, the latter in the hopes of getting rid of the I phone , I use for seeing attachments, photos, maps and miscellaneous Internet,,I am returning the Q 10 and the Z 10,,,I am tired of the overall consumer abuse in our society,,,,
Sorry for the venting and thanks for your tips,,,,, by the way my screens do not look like the photos in your article,, any idea why??

Hearing voice mails experience:

Tried to hear my voice mails, which By the way I had heard before,
The system asked me , ( did not give me the option to skip,) to set the language,
( I bought the darn thing from AT&T in the USA, and of course the damn instructions are in,,,Yes you guessed " In English"!!!!!
The nice female recording voice then proceeded to force me to set a password which I did not want to do,
She also again forced me to select a greeting which at this time I did not want to greet anybody,,,,and still continued to give me a goddamn tutorial,, sooooooo!!!

I STILL HAVE NOT BEEN ABLE TO HEAR MY DAMN VOICE MESSAGES, AND THE TUTORIAL LADY IS PROBABLY STILL GIVING DAMN INSTRUCTIONS!!!!!!!!!

Ending a call experience:

To end a call one has to either wait until it the call drops off, or continue to hear the caller or caller you,, or in my case ,
since I lock the damn screen to avoid activating some unwanted function or drop the call inadvertently,,
I THEN,, have to turn the screen back on,
and then ,,,,, carefully hit with my index finger ( more and more I will start using the middle one ) ,,the red letters " end call".

WHY WAS THE SIMPLE, DIRECT AND EFFICIENT " END CALL" BUTTON WAS TAKEN OUT?????

sending a text message experience,,,to a telephone number in the call log or call recently finished by the smooth process described above,,

When having to GENTLY AND FREAKING CAREFULLY, touch with your finger the right hand of the screen, as to not call back the number you just finished speaking and who you had to turn the screen back on to hang up because there is no end call button any more
AND
You are trying to add to contacts, ( which was very efficient before),,
you have to succeed in getting the options on the right hand side to open,
pick the symbol" I", for call details,
scroll, so the options for calling back or texting finally appear,,,
BUT APPEAR HALF CUTOOF IN THE SCREEN FOR AN APPARENTLY SOFTWARE SCREW UP,,
THAT OF COURSE WOULD BE FIXED IN 10.1,
WHICH I ALREADY DOWNLOADED FROM AN OFFICIAL NOTIFICATION FROM ATT AND BLACKBERRY,,,ONLY TO FIND OUT THAT NOOOOOOOOOOOO,,,IS NOT YET FUCXED!!!!!!!

YES I SAID " FUCXED", IS YET ANOTHER FRENCH NEW WORD THAT I MADE UP THAT DESCRIBES SOMETHING
AN " IT" , PERSON TELLS YOU IS FIXED ALREADY BUT IT IS STILL F-UUUUUUUPPPPPP!!!!

luis o. revuelta m.