Before the Android Marshmallow operating system, users had the option to automatically create SMS signatures for their text messaging apps. All that has changed and the option is no longer available on the newer OS versions, the Samsung Galaxy S8 or Samsung Galaxy S8+ Plus included. But wherever there is a will, there is also a way and we have both of them.
The trick for getting an SMS signature even when the OS doesn’t support it is to create a text Shortcut and associate your desired signature with it. That way, whenever you use the previously set signature at the end of your SMS, it will insert whatever text you have associated with it. Here are the exact steps:
- Go to Settings;
- Select the Language & Input section;
- Navigate to the Samsung keyboard listed in there;
- Tap on Text Shortcuts;
- Use the Add button located at the top right corner;
- Add the text string scripts you want to use – you can configure it to associate the text “signature” with your actual signature that you type into the Extended text box;
- Hit the Save button when you’re done;
- Leave the menus.
This was the part where you have configured the Text Shortcuts. From now on, your Samsung Galaxy S8 or Samsung Galaxy S8+ Plus will have a predefined text shortcut labeled as “signature” with a text value associated – the text inserted in the Extended text box. Whenever you type “signature” in your message, the word will be replaced by that text shortcut’s content.
Creating the shortcut may not be very intuitive from the very beginning. But once you do it, signing your SMS messages on Galaxy S8/S8+ Plus will be as simple as typing in the word you selected as signature.