If you’re part of a group text, you’ll likely get messages that are relevant to everyone in the group. For example, if your group text is with your co-workers, you’ll probably get meeting updates and general office chat. If it’s with your friends, you can expect a lot of updates on what they’re all doing. If you want to include someone who isn’t currently in your group text, there are a few ways to do that. Depending on how often you use the group text and how much people add or remove from it, this may not be an ideal solution for you. But if someone new comes into your life who would also benefit from being a part of this type of communication, read on for instructions on how to add someone to your group text messaging.
Can You Add Someone To A Group Text?
Yes, you can add someone to a group text. To add someone to a group text, open the group conversation and tap ‘ invite more people’. Enter the contact information for the person you’d like to add, then tap ‘add.’ The person will receive a text with the group number and a link to join. After they join, they’ll be added to the conversation.
How To Add Someone To A Group Text
Change Your Group Text Settings
Before you begin adding people to your group, you’ll first want to change your group text settings. This is how you’ll control how many people can respond to a certain message. There are three settings you can choose from: Everyone, Authenticated Users, and Selected Users. – Everybody – This setting allows all participants to respond to the group text at once, which can get confusing. – Authenticated Users – Any user who is currently signed into their account can respond to the group text. This is the default setting for group texts, so if you haven’t changed your settings, this is what you have now. – Selected Users – Only the members you select can respond to the group text. This setting is for users who want some control over who can participate in a group chat.
Add People To The Group
Once you’ve changed your settings, you’re ready to add people to your groups. There are a few ways you can add people to the group. The first way is to add people manually. To do this, open your group text and tap the “+” button at the top of the screen. You’ll then be able to select the contacts you’d like to add to the group. Another way you can add people to the group is to invite them to the group. To do this, open your group chat and select the “People” tab at the top of the screen. Select “Invite People to This Chat” and you’ll be able to invite the contacts you want to add to the group.
Merge Multiple Group Chats
If you’re in more than one group chat, you may notice that sometimes more than one group chat is mentioned in a single conversation. This can make things a little confusing if you’re in both groups. Fortunately, you can merge those groups so that everyone is part of a single group. To merge your groups, open the group chat where you want to merge the groups. Select the “People” tab and select “Merge Groups”. You can then select the other group chats you’d like to merge into the group.
Turn Off Merging For One Group Chat
While you can merge multiple group chats into one, you can also turn off the ability for groups to merge. This can be helpful if you want to keep a group chat separate from others. To turn off merging for one group chat, open the group chat and select the “People” tab. Select “Disable Merging” and you’ll be able to keep that group chat separate from others.
Block Someone From Responses
If you’re in a group with someone and you don’t want them to be able to respond at all, you can block them. This will keep them from replying to your group texts and will let you keep the conversation moving forward. To block someone from responding to your group texts, open the group text and select the “People” tab. Select “Block”, and you’ll be able to block anyone who is a member of the group.
What Does It Mean To Add Someone To A Group Text?
- When you add someone to a group text, they will receive all future texts that are sent in the group. This means that if you are currently texting with one other person, and then you both decide to add a third person to the conversation, the third person will receive all of your messages.
- In order for someone to be added to a group text, they must already be in your phone’s contacts list. If they are not already in your contacts list, they will not receive any texts that are sent in the group.
- If someone is added to a group text and then takes their phone off of airplane mode or out of silent mode, or if their phone were somehow turned off during the time when texts were being sent in the group, then they may not receive all of the texts that were sent while they were not available on their phone.
- If someone is added to a group text and then they delete their contact information from your phone, then they will not receive any more texts that are sent in the group.
- When someone is added to a group text, their response time to the conversation may be delayed due to their phone not being in constant communication with cell towers.
- If you have a large number of people in your contacts list or if you have frequent conversations occurring with multiple people at once, it may be best for you to use one-on-one conversations as much as possible instead of group texts so that you do not overwhelm other people’s phones with messages that they may not want or need to see.
How To Stop People From Adding Others To Group Texting
Hold group texts to a strict time limit
If people know there’s a time limit, they’re less likely to add others to the thread. That’s because they’re usually in a rush, or they know they need to wrap the thread up now. So, if you tell people, “This is just a quick group text,” they’re less likely to add others. If you don’t have a strict time limit and you keep adding new people, you’ll end up in a never-ending chain of text messages. This can be really annoying as you’ll never know when the thread ends. One general rule of thumb: Limit group texts to 30 minutes. If you go beyond that, people are much more likely to add others.
Don’t use emojis (or at least make them visible)
Emojis are incredibly useful, but they’re also incredibly annoying when you’ve added someone to a group text. Emojis are a lot of fun when you’re messaging a friend. But when you’ve added someone to a group text, everyone can see the emojis you’re using. That’s annoying because it just adds to the noise. And if you’re using emojis but don’t make them visible, people will just assume that you’re just hitting the send button without looking at the message. This makes you look lazy.
Inform people you don’t want to be added
If you want to stop people from adding you to group texts, you can let them know by informing them. If you want to stop your friend from adding you to a group text, you need to let him know. If you don’t tell him, he’ll assume you want to be added to the thread. Don’t just say, “Don’t add me to group texts.” That’s rude. Inform your friend that you hate group texting and you’d prefer if you weren’t added to threads.
Stop people from adding you with a sticker
A few years ago, a new trend emerged in the messaging world—stickers. These are little images that you can add to your text messages. Stickers are really fun to use and can really liven up a boring old text message. But some stickers also have a secondary function: They can stop someone from being able to add you. Stickers that have a little “x” on them are great for this. They’re used to “close” a conversation, which means you can’t add anyone to it. This means you can use a sticker to stop someone from adding you—without actually saying it.
Block the thread and Everyone
If you want to stop the thread completely, you can block the thread. This means you can’t see the message thread, and you can’t add anyone to it. Blocking the thread is ideal if you’re just part of a few group texts. It’s not ideal if you’re in more than 10 group texts. If you block a thread, you can’t unblock it. You have to ask the person you blocked to unblock the thread. That’s why blocking the entire thread is a better option. You can block all of the people in the thread if you’re sick of being added to group texts by people you don’t know. This cuts off the entire thread. You won’t be able to view it and neither will anyone else. This is a great option if you’re sick of group texts and want to put a stop to them.
There are a few different ways to add someone to your group text, but it’s important to be considerate of the people who are already part of the conversation. If you’ve been on a group text for a long time and want to add someone else to the conversation, it’s a good idea to discuss it with the rest of the group first. That way, no one feels like they’re being added to the conversation without their knowledge. If you decide to add someone to your group text, it’s important to include them in the conversation and make them feel welcome.