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How Can I Forward Texts To A Group Of Recipients Without Adding Each Individually

I know I must be missing something so please bear with me if it seems I am a bit thick!! I recently changed from a £10 throwaway Vodafone mobile which I’d had for a year and in which I was able to create text groups, i.e. I was able to list people from my contacts list into groups called Adult Jokes, or Kids Stuff and each contained appropriate names. I was then able to quickly forward jokes to a group without worrying that rude content may be sent to a child or a prudish adult!! Now with my £510 iPhone4 I cannot seem to find a way of doing this and even more irritating is that when I begin to add individual names in the “To” field the plus sign disappears below the keyboard after just three names are added and I can’t seem to access it to add more. I then have to send the same message again and again because of this. Please tell me I have not wasted my money as this is one of the main reasons I have a mobile. I love sending and receiving jokes which brighten my day but I am getting more and more annoyed by my failure to grasp this iPhone’s text service. Please help.

Comments: 7 Responses to “How Can I Forward Texts To A Group Of Recipients Without Adding Each Individually”

    10 years ago

    Check out this:

    Its an app that should do what you want.


    Dave Blake
    10 years ago

    try clicking in the text message insert box then clicking back on the to line and it should push the plus sign up so it is visable

    10 years ago

    When you create a new message the curser should be flashing in the “to”field simply type the first 1 or 2 letters of the name you want then pick from the list, scrolling if needed.the name should apper in a blue bubble in the “to” field with the curser flashing after the new name, just continue the first step till all the name are added. To make sure u only make this groupe once don’t delete the group from you message list. Unfortunately I don’t think there is a way to name the groups. Hope this helps

    10 years ago

    I don’t seem to be having the same problem , groups don’t seem to work but I can add more than 5 contacts type a message and return to add more contacts without a hitch.

    10 years ago

    There is setting for “group messaging”. You need to be sure this is turned on.

    Joe Shmoe
    10 years ago

    this feature is missing so that users don’t send joke spam…

    10 years ago

    Thanks to everyone for trying to help. I’ve now worked out a way of doing it. I do one long press on the received text until I get the “copy” option. Pressing this copies the entire text. Then I went to my list of messages where thanks to the advice given about adding more names by typing the first few letters, I had now created a previously sent text to 12 contacts. I clicked on this to open up the conversation page and started a new text by doing one long press in the text field until the “paste” option appeared, pasted the text I wanted to send and clicked the send button. Job done.

    Once again a big thank you to all of you, especially John who showed me how to add more contacts to the “to” field.

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