1. mudrubble's Avatar
    Hi guys,

    I'm confused. I keep hearing that the s5 can send group texts and receive the responses in one group text thread (NOT as individual messages under the individual names of the individuals comprising the group).

    Is this true????

    If so, how????

    I can send to my group, but all their responses come back separately in their own threads under each individual's name.

    Is there any way to send and receive to groups via the stock text messaging program?

    Simple question, but finding the answer has resembled the devil for me.

    Thx!
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    05-07-2014 01:41 PM
  2. smooth4lyfe's Avatar
    Yes I do it all the time
    If u check the group messaging box, it will be sent as a group, if u uncheck the group messaging box, it will be sent individually
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    Sent from my Galaxy S5 using Tapatalk
    05-07-2014 01:58 PM
  3. Almeuit's Avatar
    Ensure group texting is on within the settings.. It should then allow you to use group messages.

    Sent from my T-Mobile Note 3 using AC Forums.
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    05-07-2014 01:59 PM
  4. mudrubble's Avatar
    Thanks guys. I appreciate the help. I do have Group Messaging checked under Messages > Multimedia Messages and my messages to get SENT as group messages. But when the individuals reply to me, their messages come in as individual messages so I have to leave the group to answer them. Basically, the ONLY group message I have is the first one I send. Everyone responds individually, forcing me into individual conversations.

    Am I right to deduce that the reason is that nobody ELSE has these settings checked on their phones? If that's the case, is this then not an unsolvable problem - in that every time I want to send a text to 5 ppl, I can't send them all instructions for their specific devices on how to set their responses as group messages. So their responses will force me into individual messaging anyway.

    Is the motto then, "No Way Out".

    I think I saw a bad movie like that.....
    05-07-2014 03:12 PM
  5. smooth4lyfe's Avatar
    The people I group message with all have iPhones, so Im not sure why its like that for you though
    05-07-2014 05:17 PM
  6. nonie's Avatar
    Ok, a dumb question. Where do you find option of group message?
    05-08-2014 08:02 AM
  7. here4kids's Avatar
    the ppl you text 1...need to be able to receive mms text (vs sms) and 2...their phone has to be set to send group texts.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G900A using AC Forums mobile app
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    05-08-2014 08:13 AM
  8. mudrubble's Avatar
    the ppl you text 1...need to be able to receive mms text (vs sms) and 2...their phone has to be set to send group texts.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G900A using AC Forums mobile app
    Thank you sir - I believe this is the most concise way to sum it up. Thank you all.....
    05-08-2014 08:34 AM
  9. mudrubble's Avatar
    Yes I do it all the time
    If u check the group messaging box, it will be sent as a group, if u uncheck the group messaging box, it will be sent individually
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    One question my man - your texts say MMS beside the time sent. When they're SMS does it also say that? Mine just say the time, so I'm wondering if it's a setting I have to set or if it's only because noone has yet sent me an MMS message.

    And as far as MMS goes, is that only for group texting or would a single texter ever send me an MMS?

    Thanks,
    05-08-2014 11:08 AM
  10. smooth4lyfe's Avatar
    One question my man - your texts say MMS beside the time sent. When they're SMS does it also say that? Mine just say the time, so I'm wondering if it's a setting I have to set or if it's only because noone has yet sent me an MMS message.

    And as far as MMS goes, is that only for group texting or would a single texter ever send me an MMS?

    Thanks,
    Groups messages are usually sent via MMS (Not sure why)
    If you were to uncheck the "Group Messaging", it would send as single text, and would be sent as SMS
    05-08-2014 11:24 AM
  11. monicajae's Avatar
    Ensure group texting is on within the settings.. It should then allow you to use group messages.

    Sent from my T-Mobile Note 3 using AC Forums.
    Thank you so much I had a walkie talkie app that texted about 500 of my contacts to get that specific app. Glad I came here!

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    05-20-2014 06:07 PM
  12. monicajae's Avatar
    Thank you so much I had a walkie talkie app that texted about 500 of my contacts to get that specific app. Glad I came here!

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    Wait... I guess I have a different issue because I have group text checked and can't message those contacts back

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    05-20-2014 06:13 PM
  13. monicajae's Avatar
    Wait... I guess I have a different issue because I have group text checked and can't message those contacts back

    Posted via Android Central App
    Actually now that I look I don't even have that option and I'm using the default app.

    Posted via Android Central App
    05-20-2014 06:18 PM

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