1. Realestatepro's Avatar
    Hey Everyone!

    So i just upgraded from a HTC Rezound to the new Galaxy SIII and i will say so far i am very pleased with the phone and its performance however i am a little confused on the group messaging...

    My friends and i tend to create group messages on a regular and on my HTC rezound the group messaging was rendered more or less like a chat... as the messages were sent they came into one chat style message... however im noticing that with the Samsung galaxy group messages are divided into individual messages... WTF this makes it very hard to keep up with the conversation and see who is saying what and at what time...

    is there a way to change this in the settings? or is this simply the way it is?

    if anyone can shed some light on this issue or some ideas / suggestions on how to resolve this it would be greatly appreciated!

    Thanks in advance guys!
    07-12-2012 08:20 PM
  2. Realestatepro's Avatar
    Really no else has experienced this yet?

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    07-15-2012 10:59 AM
  3. hotshot8148's Avatar
    I've noticed this issue myself, I am kinda mad that it doesn't work properly like the iPhone does. I'm hoping its just a bug and verizon will fix it.
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    07-15-2012 11:15 AM
  4. jmcox99's Avatar
    From what I understand you cannot use it with the stock messaging app. I have always used Handcent but in one of the recent updates they added support for group messaging. From within the app, goto menu->settings->application settings. Click on Default messaging App which will set Handcent as the default SMS/MMS app. then scroll to the bottom of that menu and select "Thread Group Conversation". Now when you send a group message or receive a group message it will go back to all and be threaded. I know for a fact it works when you were the originator of the group text, however I'm not sure about when you receive one. Hope that helps.
    07-15-2012 11:45 AM
  5. majiklantrn's Avatar
    I agree, it's lame! You're going to have to use a third party IM tool like suggested.
    07-15-2012 11:50 AM
  6. atlharry's Avatar
    Have you tried Verizon Messages (free app)? It's ugly as sin, but it think it handles group messages ok.

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Tapatalk 2
    07-15-2012 02:34 PM
  7. Realestatepro's Avatar
    Yea I figured I would end up having to use a 3rd party application which sucks I really hope Samsung addresses this issue because or really sucks that they aren't rendered like an actual chat like most phones this is def one feature I miss about my HTC rezound...thanks for the input though guys

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    07-16-2012 07:49 AM
  8. radyoactive's Avatar
    Coming from a Maxx that had group messaging, not sure why Samsung would not include the feature in the texting app. The commish for our fantasy league sent out a text to everyone last night and with everyone replying, it just makes a mess of your inbox.
    08-09-2012 10:27 AM
  9. franky1234's Avatar
    I just talked to Samsung Mobile Galaxy group and this is known problem on receiving group messages from other phones specially apple phones. The group message does not get deliver and sender does not get rejection either, this is pretty bad. Group messaging is a basic function for these days parents, friends and collaborators. I can not believe they do not support this function. If they can not fix this function shortly, I have to go back to my iphone. Seriously!
    05-08-2013 12:44 PM
  10. paintdrinkingpete's Avatar
    I just talked to Samsung Mobile Galaxy group and this is known problem on receiving group messages from other phones specially apple phones. The group message does not get deliver and sender does not get rejection either, this is pretty bad. Group messaging is a basic function for these days parents, friends and collaborators. I can not believe they do not support this function. If they can not fix this function shortly, I have to go back to my iphone. Seriously!
    Ummm...what?!?!? There is a reason this thread is 9 months old, it's because the group messaging issue was fix a LONG time ago. I use it all the time with friends that have Andoid and iPhone, works perfectly. (and yes, I'm using the stock messaging app). Haven't had any friends complain about not responding to messages...

    What software version are you running?
    05-08-2013 01:58 PM
  11. Jennifer Johns Bunn's Avatar
    I'm still having this same issue...is there any particular settings that need to be changed?
    05-21-2013 09:44 AM
  12. paintdrinkingpete's Avatar
    I'm still having this same issue...is there any particular settings that need to be changed?
    Are you running the latest software version? (4.1.2)
    05-21-2013 09:55 AM
  13. redcat22's Avatar
    Are you running the latest software version? (4.1.2)
    Off topic: Pete i'm so glad you're in this forum. You were very helpful in the Tbolt forum.
    On topic: Messages > Menu > Settings > (scroll down) Group conversations. Yes?
    05-21-2013 10:26 AM
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