Add and remove people in group text messages

With Messages, you choose who gets to be part of the conversation. Learn how to add and remove people in group text messages on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.

iPhone showing how to add someone to a group text message.

Add someone to a group text message

  1. Tap the group text message that you want to add someone to.
  2. Tap the top of the message thread.
  3. Tap the Info button , then tap Add Contact .
  4. Type the contact information for the person you want to add, then tap Done.

iPhone showing how to remove someone from a group text message.

Remove someone from a group text message

  1. Tap the group text message that has the contact you want to remove.
  2. Tap the top of the message thread.
  3. Tap the Info button , then swipe left over the name of the person you want to remove.
  4. Tap Remove, then tap Done.

You can only remove someone from a group text message if there are already three or more people in the group.

Anyone in a group iMessage can add or remove someone from the conversation. You can remove a person from a group iMessage that has at least three other people. But you can’t add or remove people from group MMS messages or group SMS messages.

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