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NORFOLK, Va. — We're committed to providing you all the information about Hampton Roads and northeastern North Carolina that you need and deserve. That's why we want to hear from you, so we can focus on the stories that matter the most to you and your community.

We're excited to let you know that you can message us by texting the 13News Now Newsroom. The newsroom phone number is your direct line to our team of anchors, reporters, and producers. Send us your tips, photos, and videos. Have a question? You can text us that, too.

And the best part? You can add us to your Contacts list, so you can text us where ever and whenever you want. Here's how to make it happen on an iPhone and on an Android phone.

Before you get rolling (or scrolling), here's the number for the newsroom:

757.628.6200

 

How to add our station as a contact on an iPhone:

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  1. Tap the Phone icon and make sure you're on the Contacts tab. Tap the blue ➕ icon in the upper-right hand corner to generate a New Contact.
  2. Type 13News Now in the Company field.
  3. Then, hit the "add phone" button in the New Contact field. Type our station phone number: 757.628.6200.
  4. Tap "Done."

Ta-da! You can now text our station photos, videos and news tips directly from your smartphone! 

How to add our station as a contact from a text message on an iPhone:

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  1. If you receive a text message from our station you can easily add our station phone number to your Contacts list by tapping the ℹ️ "Info" button.
  2. Then, tap our station phone number on the Details screen.
  3. From this screen, select "Create New Contact."
  4. Don't forget to label the new contact and hit "Done" in the upper-right hand corner.

Ta-da! You can now text our station photos, videos and news tips directly from your smartphone!

How to add our station as a contact on an Android phone

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  1. Open the "Contacts" application. It can be found in your full list of applications. It is likely also at the bottom of your home screen.
  2. When "Contacts" opens, you will see the saved entries in your contact book. To add a new entry, click the blue and white + button in the lower right.
  3. A new screen will open where you can enter the name, phone number, and other applicable information for the contact. NOTE: If your phone has multiple accounts on it (Google, Outlook, Facebook, etc.), you may see a prompt or dropdown to define with which address book the new contact is synced.
  4. To save, click ‘Save’ in the top right.

Ta-da! You can now text our station photos, videos and news tips directly from your smartphone!

How to add our station as a contact from a text message on an Android 

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  1. Inside the text message thread, click the three dots in the top right.
  2. A menu will drop down. Click "Add contact."
  3. A screen will appear showing your recent history with that number, the ability to call the number, text the number, etc. At the bottom of the screen is a blue and white button reading "Add to contacts."
  4. A new screen will open where you can enter the name, phone number, and other applicable information for the contact.
  5. If your phone has multiple accounts on it (Google, Outlook, Facebook, etc.), you may see a prompt or dropdown to define with which address book the new contact is synced.
  6. To save, click "Save" in the top right.

Ta-da! You can now text our station photos, videos and news tips directly from your smartphone!

Now you're all set to message our station. If you text us, tell us your name and from where you are. We might use your photos and/or videos on air, online, or on social media. Message and data rates may apply; check with your wireless provider for details.