Reply All to Group Text Messages

Meka Humphrey

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Does anyone know how to "reply all" to group text messages?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S II and my phone provider is Sprint... have found that if you download Handcent you can send/receive and reply to all in group conversation threads. Here's how:

1. Download Handcent SMS
2. Go to the Settings Menu > Application Settings > select Default Messaging Application (Select All SMS & MMS)
3. After completing step two, select Thread Group Conversations (Note: You must select Handcent as your default message app. before attempting to thread conversations)

Hopefully this helps other Sprint/Android customers!
 

smashclash

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Bumping an old thread but I use Handscent. If I view the message details I can see the phone #'s of the people that were sent the message. But I have no way of knowing it was a group message. Is there an easier way to tell? Also, if I want to respond to the group is there an easier way than adding the other #'s manually to my reply?

EDIT: i install teh group plugin for handscent from the play store and i think i'm good now.
 
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Sgooter

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Based on Meka's comments in this thread, I installed Handcent 2 weeks ago so that I could work with group text messages. I'm happy to report that it works superbly and switching from the stock messaging app to Handcent was caveman easy. Wish I had done this a long time ago.
 

gmpetitt

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If you want to just reply to sender only and not Group, use the Forward text feature. You have to enter the recipients phone number, but it will work.
 

alwayazh

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Install Hangouts and use that as your default SMS—it allows you to do group messaging (yes, even with iPhones from what I have tried) and the interface is much nicer in general anyway (and emojis!!!).
 

ecsquare

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Go to messages then settings then multimedia then select group conversation then restart your device. Now you should be allowed to send your reply to everyone in the original group message
 

LisaJustLisa

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In newer phones, go into settings/applications/messages and keep hitting More Settings until you see Group Messages at the top. You can turn it on or off.
 

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