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 it's 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, like 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, 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 is 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 name and photo of group text

Add a name and photo for the group

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

When you’re finished, tap Done.

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

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