How to Make a Call from a Text Message

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Text messages are quick to send and read, but sometimes you'll need to call the other person to clear something up or if you need more direct communication. Here's how to make a phone call from the text chat, so you can reply to a text message with a phone call without leaving the Messages app. This can also be helpful if you don't have a contact's number saved on your phone, but have received text messages from them. 

Related: How to Add a Contact to the Contacts App on Your iPhone

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To do this:

  1. Tap the info header at the top of the text chat.
  2. Select audio, which has the phone icon.


     
  3. On the menu that pops up, you can choose Voice Call, which is a regular phone call.
  4. FaceTime Audio will be a usable option if both you and the person you're contacting have FaceTime enabled.
  5. Tap either option to begin the call.

Now you can move your conversation from text messages to a phone call!

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Hallei is a 2018 graduate of Maharishi University of Management with a BFA in Creative & Professional Writing. She's currently working on a novel about people using witchcraft to clean their houses.