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    Hey everyone is there anyway to reply all to mass texts??? Everytime i get a text that has been sent to multiple people I do not have the option to reply all its very annoying! When my friends reply to the text it also goes to my conversation thread with them instead of with the original message any ideas on how to fix this would be greatly appreciated. By the way I am coming from a blackberry where i could reply all so this is new to me.

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    Correct me if I'm wrong, but do you normally see other recipients when using SMS? Even if an SMS client allows you to send to multiple recipients, they are treated as single messages when they go out.

    I don't even remember being able to do that with blackberries. To be fair, it HAS been awhile since I had one.

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    Yes i was always able to reply all with my blackberry i have a group of six guys and we always have a thread going most of them have I phones and the covo comes up as one thread for them but when they reply to all i have on thread going on with each of them when i long press on one of their responses and i see all the other #'s the text went to but there is no option to reply all...
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    I want to keep this thread alive because I'm curious if there is a way to do this.

    I have about 20 friends with iPhones and at least once a week there is a large conversation. I have an iPhone from work and its great being able to reply all and have a group conversation. I want to switch to the GN but this has always been a deal breaker for me.

    Maybe there is an app or something?
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    Perhaps that reply all feature was in BBM? I know the iPhone has a BBM like feature now, so perhaps it's a feature of those messaging applications?
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    Have you tried Handcent SMS? I hear nothing but good things about it. I personally use Google Voice for pretty much everything, but it treats SMS individually as well. I use Google+ Messenger for group chats.

    Let me know how it goes!

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    Scis8 try out some of those apps and report back. This is a large investment for me to find out it can't do what I need it too...
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    Have already tried hancent and go sms both are a no go. With my blackberry the reply all function was with sms and mms not bbm although it wouldnt keep the convo in one thread i still had the ability to reply to everyone when someone sent a new message. The one convo screen would be great but im not greedy i just want a reply all! It makes no sense to me that I have the ability to see everyone the message was sent to but not have the ability to respond to everyone. Dont get me wrong something silly like this wont be a deal breaker for me I absoulutely love this phone it's just a convienence thing. If anyone else knows of any other apps besides the 2 I mentioned please let me know and i will test out.
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    Whatsapp is a group texting app that is compatible with iPhones, BB, etc.
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    use Google+ Messenger for group chats.
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    Using Google+ is so counterproductive. I'm in college and almost no one exclusively uses Google+, let alone has the app on their phone. Telling people to have all of their friends download WhatsApp so that they can do it is also a useless suggestion... there's no way to get all of your friends that frequently use group texting to hop on board. It's great that there are options like this, which is why I love Android, but they just don't cut it.

    The iPhone and BB do something with converting the messages to MMS, keeping them all in the same thread. I'm hoping Android does this natively soon enough.
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    Thanks for the suggestion but as vcapezio alluded to my friends with I phones and blackberrys are not going to download whatsapp when they don't have to. At this point I'm so annoyed I am going to have to tell my friends to leave me off of the texts as its impossible for me to follow what's going on. I really hope android comes up with a solution for this as it seems like such a basic feature.
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    Who uses mass texting anymore...??? Unless it's a holiday, I never hear of anyone using this, and if they are, they're probably still on BB. Tell your friends to upgrade lol
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    yeah this is just odd... why not use reply to all in email... all phones have email now... Problem solved, no program to download.
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    Quote Originally Posted by iBowToAndroid View Post
    Who uses mass texting anymore...??? Unless it's a holiday, I never hear of anyone using this, and if they are, they're probably still on BB. Tell your friends to upgrade lol
    You would be surprised. I had the same thought process as you once. I have a very tightly knit group of friends and it isn't uncommon for one person to want to share something with a group. On the iPhone it shows up in thread forum (bubbles I guess) similar to a chat room.

    At work this is nice because all the service technicians can conversate throughout the day.

    Its just something I can't give up right now. Unfortunately this is my deal breaker....
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    Quote Originally Posted by DaPoets View Post
    yeah this is just odd... why not use reply to all in email... all phones have email now... Problem solved, no program to download.
    Email is to slow...While not always email instead of texting? Because its a pita unless you are sending a message you don't want an instant response for.

    Texting is one of the biggest if not the biggest form of communication. Its not out of the question for wanting to text more then a single person....

    Trust me I was with you guys in your opinion of this but now that I can do it (I have a 4s from work) I can't go back. Its weird but its very useful...
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    huge problem here for me as well. 8 of my friends had blackberry and we all had a bbm chat. Now they all got iphones and me the gnex and communication is a pain. The only reason i know that its a mass text is that it shows as a mms as (no subject).

    With my old bb if i were to get a mass sms there would be one thread for the whole convo which each person staying in the thread

    This is extremely annoying with the gnex and i have no idea how google overlooked something like this
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    I could group MMS on my RAZR. I haven't tried it yet on the GNEX. I'll be disappointed if it doesn't work.
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    This an is odd feature to lack on any email app, I have a group of friends that push interesting stuff around that often requires comment, and the first couple of days was a pain until I found the three little dots in the email address had "Reply to All" as a choice. What are guys using as an email provider? Is that why you don't have the choice is because you are not using Gmail? I don't have G+ , and I am not likely to either even though it prompts me constantly to set up G+ for my email. I know I don't have G+ because one of my accounts is from my work which switched to Google for Apps and email but is specifically blocking G+.
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    Seems to be an ICS problem....i can reply all and keep the thread seperate on a D3 and razr
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rockn View Post
    This an is odd feature to lack on any email app, I have a group of friends that push interesting stuff around that often requires comment, and the first couple of days was a pain until I found the three little dots in the email address had "Reply to All" as a choice. What are guys using as an email provider? Is that why you don't have the choice is because you are not using Gmail? I don't have G+ , and I am not likely to either even though it prompts me constantly to set up G+ for my email. I know I don't have G+ because one of my accounts is from my work which switched to Google for Apps and email but is specifically blocking G+.
    We are talking about mass texting not email.
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    Hey, I had a Bionic and Reply all group worked pretty good. Basically it fell in the toilet, and got a little messed up, and had to go to the Droid X, and ordered a Galaxy Nexus. The Droid X doesn't have that feature you are looking for, but I found a VZ app that does. It is Verizon Messages. It isn't the prettiest app, but using and replying to a group works great. Friends don't need to sign up or download anything special.
    In the app description, it says the Nexus isn't supported yet, but should be soon. Keep an eye out for it in the market, and if you want to see if it works before it is officially released for the Galaxy, let me know and I'll back it up and send it to you.
    Also if you are on Wifi or a mobile hotspot, you can sync and send messages from a tablet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jmart8684 View Post
    Hey, I had a Bionic and Reply all group worked pretty good. Basically it fell in the toilet, and got a little messed up, and had to go to the Droid X, and ordered a Galaxy Nexus. The Droid X doesn't have that feature you are looking for, but I found a VZ app that does. It is Verizon Messages. It isn't the prettiest app, but using and replying to a group works great. Friends don't need to sign up or download anything special.
    In the app description, it says the Nexus isn't supported yet, but should be soon. Keep an eye out for it in the market, and if you want to see if it works before it is officially released for the Galaxy, let me know and I'll back it up and send it to you.
    Also if you are on Wifi or a mobile hotspot, you can sync and send messages from a tablet.
    I am assuming only verizon customers can access this and everyone would have to download a new app...not a great solution
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    No one else has to download anything, and I group with my friends (iPhones on AT&T and VZW) without a problem.
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    I think this is an ICS issue also.

    I used to be able to do it on my Droid Incredible.
    I could even look at the properties of the message and see everyone who was included on the message.

    I can't do either of those things on the Nexus now....
    How can we get this on Google's radar to fix this?
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