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    Hey guys coming from an iPhone and windows phone 7 and used to having group mms, where I can send a txt to a few people and we can all reply to all in one text. I notice when I send a group txt to friends I now get reply backs individually from each person instead of as a group txt instead opens a text instance for each person. Is there a work around, possibly third party app? Third party app that does not require everyone to have the app, meaning I would like this to be cross platform and native texting?

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    I've tried a few different 3rd party apps and texted 2 of my brothers who have iPhone's and none worked how BBM or imessage would. I would receive texts from both of them in a group message but they would only get my message and not each others.

    So of course I'm on the same boat as you. I'd love for there to be like a universal imessage or BBM that worked for all devices without having to install an app. But as of right now I haven't found any.

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    Try Whatsapp. Its a good third party app for group messages or chat and works with all major operating systems.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beach447 View Post
    Try Whatsapp. Its a good third party app for group messages or chat and works with all major operating systems.

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    Does it require who ever I'm texting to be using whatsapp in order for group texting to be working properly?

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    Quote Originally Posted by adamtalife View Post
    Does it require who ever I'm texting to be using whatsapp in order for group texting to be working properly?

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    Yes.
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    I for one am glad the One X doesn't do "reply all". It could get awkward sometime (think Microsoft Outlook @ work with lots of recipients). It was funny at times when my friends didn't know the iPhones did that.

    However, maybe someone who uses Handcent, Go SMS Pro, etc will comment. I tried those a while back on my old Evo and thought one had that option.

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    I installed GroupMe, i think thats what it was called, and created a group, my COD clan, and didnt really like it. So i uninstalled.

    BUT

    Now whe we text its in GROUP MODE!

    plus one other person in the group has an android and it does it for HIM too. And he didnt do anything. Weird huh.

    the message comes as a normal text from a crazy number. and in the message field it gives the person's name then the message.

    it only works for the group you created. And i think it has to be all of them.
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    The whole point I don't want this to require people to have an app. Want to be able to work for when everyone texts me. I don't mind if I have to install but I do not want to have friends install anything.

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    Little bit different thing here but related. My son who has an iPhone sent a group text to my husband and I, my husband who has a blackberry received it and I didn't. Tried couple times every time same thing....any suggestions why?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Movadoevo8 View Post
    The whole point I don't want this to require people to have an app. Want to be able to work for when everyone texts me. I don't mind if I have to install but I do not want to have friends install anything.

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    That was my thing. I installed groupme then texted my 3 brother's , 2 of which with iPhone's and it worked without them installing anything.

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    Group me doesn't function properly and people do need the app I think to work as tru convo mode.

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    Groupme is working properly for me. Also, when I text me brother's who have iPhone's they receive a text notification like they normally would. It works how iMessage would.

    They are not required to download any app to use group messaging.

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    wanted to recommend groupme as well. Coming from iPhone I really wanted group messaging back. Groupme is pretty much the best option.

    No one needs to have the 3rd party app installed. That's if you just want to text using your data plan and send pics.

    Basically only ONE person needs to set up a group me account. Then he creates the group by adding in phone numbers. Anyone added to this group gets put into a phone number that is created FOR the group. So when you text in your default SMS app on your phone or even dumbphone, it sends to this created centralized number and redistributes the txt to the group with names that were assigned to the each texter. So no one has to have a 3rd party app installed. They just probably need unlimited Texts as it uses SMS this way and not data like iMessage does. Go sign up, add your friends to the group and check it out. Be aware that your friends hopefully don't mind getting a ton of texts as group messages can get pretty talkative at times.
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    Go SMS pro fixes this problem. I came from an iPhone, family all still does, so I can guarantee it.

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    I've been using GroupMe for a little while now. More so lately since football started and fantasy football. It's a great service. The only knock I got against GroupMe is it'll lag sometimes. Basically I receive texts later than everyone else sometimes.

    Have you come across any delayed text with go sms pro? Also does it use your data for group texts like GroupMe does?

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    Get everyone on Google+ and use the Messenger feature.

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    Adamtalife, I haven't noticed a lag via go SMS pro. Also its really just a wrapper for your SMS, so it counts against your text count.

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    I installed go SMSpro but all of the texts still come in individually. I know everyone is using an iphone group message, so is there a way for me to see it all in one group on my droid? how do you change the settings?
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    Quote Originally Posted by amandarcrowley View Post
    I installed go SMSpro but all of the texts still come in individually. I know everyone is using an iphone group message, so is there a way for me to see it all in one group on my droid? how do you change the settings?
    Had this same problem so installed Go SMS for this as well. Make sure in Go SMS under settings > send settings > mms group chat. Make sure that is checked off
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    The only thing i've found that works correctly for group messaging is using an app called Handcent for messaging. Once I enabled group chat/MMS on that, it started allowing me to group chat on my default app also. All replies go into the group message thread now and not their respective individual ones.
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    Quote Originally Posted by J240 View Post
    The only thing i've found that works correctly for group messaging is using an app called Handcent for messaging. Once I enabled group chat/MMS on that, it started allowing me to group chat on my default app also. All replies go into the group message thread now and not their respective individual ones.
    Really? That is interesting, I'd love to be able to use the default messages app. I only use go sms because it supports group mms. So with just handcent downloaded you can use the default app and never even open handcent?
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    In Go SMS Pro:

    click settings>advanced>MMS Group Chat...make sure it's checked. That's all it takes.

    don't forget to disable all your other MMS programs.
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    Jelly Bean 4.2 has this capability baked in. My wife just made me root her One X last night so I could install a 4.2 ROM. She confirmed today that it works just fine, just like it did on her iPhone. I used Cyanogenmod 10.1. Obviously that's a somewhat complicated solution that won't be for everyone, but it's just one more reason to get away from carrier-modded skins.

    **edit**

    Doh, just realized how old this thread is...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Movadoevo8 View Post
    Hey guys coming from an iPhone and windows phone 7 and used to having group mms, where I can send a txt to a few people and we can all reply to all in one text. I notice when I send a group txt to friends I now get reply backs individually from each person instead of as a group txt instead opens a text instance for each person. Is there a work around, possibly third party app? Third party app that does not require everyone to have the app, meaning I would like this to be cross platform and native texting?

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    I can also confirm that once you get the Sense 5 update, group MMS should be built in. It is in the early builds for the HTC EVO LTE (basically the One X) based on the HTC One version of Sense 5.

    But for the time being - use GoSMS, it's free and does it for you. The only drawback is that you have a goofy icon, but they all do, so it's something you will have to live with or change with another app.
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