1. Anthony212's Avatar
    Heres my problem, I just switched from blackberry and so far the s3 is an awesome phone. Now my friends and I use group text to make plans and stuff. I did notice that with this new phone I don't get any group texts, just individual, meaning I would have to respond to each and every person separably instead in one big conversation. Is there an option to turn on group messaging? Or do I need to download something?
    07-08-2012 02:50 PM
  2. The_colombian's Avatar
    Try using whatsapp. Works well and its cross platform.

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    07-08-2012 02:51 PM
  3. Anthony212's Avatar
    Try using whatsapp. Works well and its cross platform.

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    does everyone need the app? also I noticed when they talk in the group chat I get it as a MMS for some reason
    07-08-2012 03:11 PM
  4. mfriedman79's Avatar
    The stock messaging ap doesn't support group text as far as i am aware. I believe handcent sms supports it and goSMS does as well.

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    07-08-2012 04:34 PM
  5. jcp007's Avatar
    I am also new to Android coming from BB where BBM was great. Is ChatOn only for different Android devices? I thought it was a cross-platform app.
    07-08-2012 04:49 PM
  6. Anthony212's Avatar
    The stock messaging ap doesn't support group text as far as i am aware. I believe handcent sms supports it and goSMS does as well.

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    ok thats great but now my main question is, does everyone need to have the app in order for it to work or will it just take over my current stock message app
    07-08-2012 07:49 PM
  7. mfriedman79's Avatar
    ok thats great but now my main question is, does everyone need to have the app in order for it to work or will it just take over my current stock message app
    Handcent and goSMS are message app replacements and work the same as the stock app except with additional features. So no they do not require other people to have them installed to use them. GoSMS does have a GoChat option for other users of the application, but I usually disable that.
    07-09-2012 01:17 AM
  8. dfb8085's Avatar
    Handcent and goSMS are message app replacements and work the same as the stock app except with additional features. So no they do not require other people to have them installed to use them. GoSMS does have a GoChat option for other users of the application, but I usually disable that.
    Will using a 3rd party app like Handcent result in double messages since you will have 2 messaging apps on the phone.
    07-09-2012 06:31 PM
  9. mfriedman79's Avatar
    Will using a 3rd party app like Handcent result in double messages since you will have 2 messaging apps on the phone.
    Nope they all get delivered and stored in the same database on the phone. You just need to turn notifications off on the stock app to prevent double notifications.

    I should point out that the 3rd party apps have had an occasional glitch on certain phones where they would double send messages. this has happened with the stock app on some carriers as well. I don't believe there have been any issues reported with the GS3 regarding that and I can personally say I have not had any issues with goSMS.
    07-09-2012 06:52 PM
  10. Sankentris's Avatar
    What I had to do to be able to continue group chats with my old iPhone buddies was install GroupMe, and so did they. Then we turned on "Switch to SMS Mode" in GroupMe and then it forwarded all messages to our stock messaging apps, I'm using Go SMS Pro, they are using the iPhone messaging. You can then reply to that message and then everyone can send and receive messages through their stock messaging app instead of continuing to use GroupMe. We all killed off the GroupMe notifications so we basically kind of cheated to get a group chat from different OS's all in the stock app. Works out great for us! Don't know if GroupMe is available on blackberry's tho :-/
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    07-12-2012 03:02 AM
  11. jsj817's Avatar
    What I had to do to be able to continue group chats with my old iPhone buddies was install GroupMe, and so did they. Then we turned on "Switch to SMS Mode" in GroupMe and then it forwarded all messages to our stock messaging apps, I'm using Go SMS Pro, they are using the iPhone messaging. You can then reply to that message and then everyone can send and receive messages through their stock messaging app instead of continuing to use GroupMe. We all killed off the GroupMe notifications so we basically kind of cheated to get a group chat from different OS's all in the stock app. Works out great for us! Don't know if GroupMe is available on blackberry's tho :-/
    Does this mean you're still paying for your texting plan through your wireless carrier?
    08-14-2012 07:37 PM
  12. lgoucher's Avatar
    I just got Galaxy S3 and trying to figure out group texting. I downloaded handcent sms app. I am able to send group text, but when individuals reply it does not reply to all. Looks like I have to go back to my original group text to reply to all, otherwise only the person who replied to my initial group text will be the only one to get my reply to their response to my original group text!!! What do I need to do for all group texting replies and responses seen by all?
    11-09-2012 08:41 PM
  13. phil1100's Avatar
    I too am a new android user. Just switched from iPhone 3gs to Galaxy s3. What is the soltution to this group messaging issue? There must be some solution or app somewhere, right? Dont tell me the sandard iphone messaging app can do something that neither the standard s3 or any of the apps can do. Please help resolve this issue, anyone?
    01-02-2013 05:39 PM
  14. floresm68's Avatar
    download GoSms app. you can adjust to reply via mms group texting and join your iphoney buddies.
    01-05-2013 04:04 PM
  15. schreiby's Avatar
    download GoSms app. you can adjust to reply via mms group texting and join your iphoney buddies.
    I've seen on a different thread to enable auto-retrieve mms on the stock messaging app.

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    01-05-2013 07:15 PM
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