Name a group text message on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch

With iOS and iPadOS, you can name any group text message and add a photo so the group is easier to find.

How to name a group text message

You can name a group iMessage as long as everyone is using an Apple device, such as an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. You can’t name SMS/MMS group messages or iMessage conversations with just one person.

Open the group iMessage

Tap the group icons at the top of the message thread. If you have iOS 14 or earlier, tap the icons at the top of the thread, then tap the info button. 

iPhone showing the info button on a group text message

Tap Change Name and Photo

The Change Name and Photo option will be in blue text under the group icons and names of the people on the thread. 

Remember, you can name group iMessages, but not SMS/MMS group messages. To name a group text message, everyone needs to be using an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch.

iPhone showing how to change the name and photo of group text

Add a name and photo for the group

After you've entered the name for the group, tap the Camera button to take a photo. Or select a photo you already have. You can also choose an emoji or Memoji for your group photo. 

When you’ve finished, tap Done.

iPhone showing how to add a name and photo to group text

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