How to Start a Group Chat on iPhone

Joel Mason

iPhone, Tutorials

Starting a Group Chat on iPhone

Have you ever wanted to connect and communicate with a group of people all at once? With your iPhone, you can easily start a group chat and keep everyone in the loop.

In this tutorial, we will guide you through the step-by-step process of starting a group chat on your iPhone.

Step 1: Open the Messages App

To begin, locate and tap on the Messages app icon on your iPhone’s home screen. The Messages app allows you to send text messages, photos, videos, and more.

Step 2: Tap on the Compose New Message Icon

Once you’re in the Messages app, look for the “Compose New Message” icon. It is usually represented by a square with a pencil or pen inside.

Tap on this icon to start a new message.

Step 3: Enter Recipients

In the “To” field, enter the names or phone numbers of the people you want to include in your group chat. As you type, your iPhone will suggest contacts from your address book that match what you’re typing.

You can select multiple contacts by tapping on their names or phone numbers.

Note: If you want to include contacts that are not saved in your address book, simply enter their phone numbers manually. Separate each phone number with a comma.

Step 4: Type Your Message

Once you have selected all the recipients for your group chat, it’s time to type your message. Tap inside the text field at the bottom of the screen and start composing your message.

Tips:

  • Bold Text: To emphasize certain words or phrases, surround them with the <b> and </b> tags. For example, <b>Hello</b> will appear as Hello.
  • Underlined Text: To underline certain words or phrases, surround them with the <u> and </u> tags. For example, <u>Important</u> will appear as Important.

Step 5: Send Your Message

Once you have composed your message, it’s time to send it. Tap on the arrow icon located to the right of the text field.

Your message will be sent to all the recipients in your group chat.

Tips for Managing Group Chats:

Managing group chats can be overwhelming at times, especially when there are many participants. Here are a few tips to help you stay organized:

  • Sending Replies:

    When someone sends a message in the group chat, you can reply directly to that message by tapping and holding on it. This way, your response will be threaded and easier to follow.

  • Muting Notifications:

    If you’re getting too many notifications from a particular group chat, you can mute it.

    Open the group chat, tap on the “i” icon at the top-right corner of the screen, and toggle on “Hide Alerts”. This way, you won’t receive any notifications for that specific group chat.

  • Naming Group Chats:

    To easily identify different group chats, you can give them custom names. Open the group chat, tap on the “i” icon at the top-right corner of the screen, and enter a name in the “Name” field.

With these simple steps, you can start a group chat on your iPhone and effortlessly communicate with multiple people at once. Enjoy staying connected and sharing moments with your friends, family, or colleagues!

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