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    Default How to get out of a group text message

    I've been looking all over the internet for a way to get out of a group text message on my Razr Maxx. Apparently, a lot of people like it, as I've found many posts about having that feature, however, I want NOTHING to do with it. Someone sends me a text message along with multiple other people from their address book, asking a question. I then receive every single response to the originator from every person that responds. The message type says 'Group Conversation.' I don't have unlimited texts, because I don't use that many in a months time (I prefer Google Talk), so I don't want to receive all of these texts from random people that I don't know. I've tried to change the settings in the message and even tried deleting the message to see if that works. It doesn't. I tried calling Verizon, but they don't know anything. There HAS to be a way to get this taken care of. I find it hard to believe that I HAVE to receive (and pay for) messages from people I don't know (who aren't even talking to me) with no other choice. Please tell me there is a solution and what it is! Thank you.
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    Usually those group messages are MMS. The only way to get out of them is to have your friends not include you in the original text or to disable MMS.

    Edit: I just looked at our message settings and I don't see a way to disable MMS. I did see an option for group messaging asking whether you want individual conversations or for everyone to reply to everyone. I switched it to separate conversations.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dragonsamus View Post
    Usually those group messages are MMS. The only way to get out of them is to have your friends not include you in the original text or to disable MMS.

    Edit: I just looked at our message settings and I don't see a way to disable MMS. I did see an option for group messaging asking whether you want individual conversations or for everyone to reply to everyone. I switched it to separate conversations.

    Thanks! I just did that too, however it does say 'Outgoing Group Message Type.' So, I doubt it's going to work for incoming messages which is what I really want. This is ridiculous. I hope this gets corrected soon.
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    I hate that too. I changed that same option and all it does is separate the texts into individual threads from each person that responds instead of grouping it into one.

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    I cant stand it either.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Danielle McCoy View Post
    Thanks! I just did that too, however it does say 'Outgoing Group Message Type.' So, I doubt it's going to work for incoming messages which is what I really want. This is ridiculous. I hope this gets corrected soon.
    Yeah, looks like the only way is to have people not include us in the mass text.
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    I really hope that someone finds an answer to this because I'm having the same problem and it drives me crazy! I'm getting texts from people I don't know and their getting mine when I try to respond to just the person that's my friend and then they want to know who I am???
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    Default Re: How to get out of a group text message

    Reply back with:

    I am "friends names" stalker and if you could tell our friend to remove me or send separate messages instead, that would be killer... Er great!

    I did a similar message like that... Almost got a date once too!

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    I hate that too! Just like when you're in a gigantic email list where the sender didn't bcc, and all the recipients reply-all. Grrr
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    Open text and click the 3 dots in the top right corner. Click default Group Settings and choose individual. This will treat the group text YOU send as bcc AND each reply to you will not go to everyone in the group.

    Tell the culprit that is sending group the other way to change their settings.
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    Okay I don't know if this really works but if you delete the original message in the thread, it seems to get you out of the loop. I got included in a group text with a bunch of hipster d-bags that started replying to each other nonstop for literally hours (all in abbreviated hipster slang) and I did that and it stopped. Having said that they may have just stopped texting at that time by coincidence, I don't know. I sincerely hope this helps for both out sake. cheers
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    I hate this feature, as well; however, this is what works for me until they fix it....

    After opening text, click on upper right (three dots) and click "reply to sender"....

    This allows you to respond to only the sender and avoid receiving group replies.

    Hope this helps!

    V
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    Cool Re: How to get out of a group text message..... SOLUTION FOUND!!!! :)

    Aha!!! I have a solution to block the annoying responses from a group text. Which I would only recommend you have active temporarily. GO TO SETTINGS--> then to SPAM SETTINGS--> select BLOCK UNKNOWN SENDERS!!!!! Whahooo.... But again only do it temporarily so you dont miss any text from an unknown number in the future, which you never know may be important
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    Trust me guys I feel your pain, so much though that I wrote an app to stop it.

    It's called Chat Boss and I'm in need of some testers, if anyone's interested let me know.
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    Tell me more about chat boss, how would it work. I'll only test something if I understand what it will do to my current permissions and settings
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    Quote Originally Posted by Patrick Baker1 View Post
    Tell me more about chat boss would it work. I'll only test something if I understand what it will do to my current permissions and settings
    Absolutely Patrick,

    Chat Boss simply receives the MMS message and checks to see if you are currently blocking that conversation, which you can select via the apps main screen. If the incoming message is part of your "blocked list", the message will be saved to your inbox but no notification will occur.

    Any further details would require me to start talking about android framework entities like broadcastreceivers etc, which I'm more than willing to do :-)
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    I'm willing to be a tester! I hate them!

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    Quote Originally Posted by awriternot View Post
    I'm willing to be a tester! I hate them!

    Sent from my DROID RAZR using Tapatalk
    Please email me (paulmdemarco@gmail.com) and we can get that setup!

    I have released the first version of the software, everyone please give it a shot and let me know what you think. Thanks!
    Google Play Store link
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    I don't see the 3 dots in the upper right corner.
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    I don't see the 3 dots in the upper right corner.

    Nevermind I found it..
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    Quote Originally Posted by parco View Post
    Trust me guys I feel your pain, so much though that I wrote an app to stop it.

    It's called Chat Boss and I'm in need of some testers, if anyone's interested let me know.
    I would be glad to help with testing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vowebb67 View Post
    I hate this feature, as well; however, this is what works for me until they fix it....

    After opening text, click on upper right (three dots) and click "reply to sender"....

    This allows you to respond to only the sender and avoid receiving group replies.

    Hope this helps!

    V
    I don't see three dots in upper right corner on my samsung s4 with KitKat

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