After some research it seems like there is no way to be able to do this.
However, here are some pointers to related topics- these might help you dig deeper and possibly come up with your own method...
Can SMS backups be viewed online (on Outlook.com)?
Apparently they can. Take a look at this thread. In post #24, the link posted actually worked for me as ...
As I have been searching for this for ages and there were no actually useful responses, I want to post this here as this is the first result that always appears on my search.
There IS an official way to export your text messages and the app even comes bundled with every single Nokia Lumia phone. The app, from Microsoft Mobile, is called Transfer My Data, ...
With the contacts+message backup app there is now an official way to export your texts. This app only used to work on devices with SD Cards, but has been updated to work on all devices as far as I can tell.
After installing the app, open it from your settings menu (you won't see it in your installed apps list). If you do not have an SD Card in your phone, ...
Tap the details to bring up the contact -- if you swipe across to the history, you'll see things like:
1 missed call
1 missed call
Which then tells you which contact number they used to get hold of you.
The ability to group message with others relies on MMS rather than SMS. By using MMS, phones involved in the conversation are able to keep track not just of the original sender but also about everyone else involved. This is true for Windows Phone and I am quite sure for all other platforms as well.
Like you mentioned in your question, when you have a group ...
Music & Pictures
Your music and pictures can be synced through zune so you have a backup there.
You can store your contacts in your live account or exchange account. This way your contacts will always be synced through all your devices / computers
Connected contacts won't be stored anywhere
All the apps you bought/downloaded are stored ...
You can switch phone numbers in SMS thread.
It is same procedure as you would switch to some online IM channel - use little button with two arrows on it. It is located at the bottom right corner of the screen, in the application bar. When you tap it, SWITCH TO page is shown and it contains link more phone numbers which (after tapping) reveals other contact'...
It is possible to backup you SMS on Windows Phone. Here are the steps (Windows Phone 8.1). However, you need a microSD card for this.
Insert microSD card if not already available.
Open the Transfer my Data app (download and install if you don't have it already).
Once the app opens up, expand the app bar by tapping on the small 3 dots [...] at the bottom ...
Verizon has not enabled this feature on windows phone. Sounds like it could be enabled in the future, but most people aren't hopeful.
It now looks like Verizon is starting to enable group messaging on certain phones.
This could be happening for one of two reasons:
The more likely reason: you have Group Text turned on.
From the Windows Phone site:
Group text (in Messaging Settings) helps keep replies in one thread
while you're texting with a group of people. When it's turned on,
replies are sent as MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service) messages
instead of SMS (...
If you open the MMS (photo in SMS), you should be seeing your photo in seperate screen with Save button in the App bar. Clicking on Save will save it to Saved pictures. From there you may goto Pictures, and tap the photo and click on Share button on App bar to share it via Email/any other messaging apps/upload to OneDrive.
Sorry you cannot, Cause you had back-up on. It will also delete from cloud. There's no way to recover them back.
Suggestion: Go to back-up and check your last back-up. If your last Back-up time Was showing before deleting text time, then you can. and also check text back-up too.
Source: Windows phone
None of what you are asking for is possible at this time - even with the GDR2/Amber update.
It's not possible to...
Set a custom SMS/Message tone per contact or filter
Access the phone's SMS/Message store via API, or implement anything similiar yourself.
These features may appear in the future so keep an eye out for GDR3 (due late 2013) and the WP 8.1 ...
No, there is no way to view your Text Messages (SMS) online.
Windows Phone 8 does backup your text messages (SMS and MMS), if the feature is enabled, but the backup is now viewable - it's safely stored somewhere in the cloud.
If you transfer to a new WP8 device, that information can be restored to the new handset.
Apps and the OS cannot send SMS without user interaction - the only thing an app can do is compose an SMS for you, but it is up to the user to actually press send. I understand that this was a design choice taken by the developers to avoid exactly the bill shock that you experienced using your Android phone previously.
Not possible under the official APIs for Windows Phone. In a (misguided, IMO) attempt to keep things like SMS super-secure, Microsoft doesn't allow third-party apps to access the SMS store or receive notifications when they arrive. The APIs (and capabilities to use them) do exist, but the APIs are not (publicly) documented and third-party developers are not ...
Normally when typing a contact's name, you'll get an auto complete list of all the matches, with all the numbers for those matches - you can then choose to send to (say) their work number or their mobile number, etc.
SMS app do save drafts. To access drafts, follow these steps :
Open Messaging app.
Tap on the three dots (...) located on the bottom right corner.
Click on drafts.
You will see all your saved messages here.
Note : Any unsent message that is typed will be automatically stored in drafts.
Update : Another method of accessing drafts
If a message is saved in ...
You can't. You might be better off entering your modified *31# number as the friend's home number, and then using their regular number as the mobile number.
You might also be interested in this feature request at uservoice: http://windowsphone.uservoice.com/forums/101801-feature-suggestions/suggestions/2327547-make-possible-to-send-sms-to-office-and-home-n
Starting with Windows Phone 8, you can backup text messages to the cloud and restore them on a new phone. You can activate this in Settings > Backup. To learn more about this feature you can visit the help page:
Backup my stuff
Backed up SMSes are displayed in Outlook.com categories, so:
Go to http://outlook.com
Click the cog -> Options -> Manage categories
Tick/check "Show in folder pane" and "Filter" for "Unread" and "Contacts", for example.
Go back to your inbox and click on the categories mentioned above to see relevant SMSes.