Send a group message with your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch

Use the Messages app to send messages to two or more people at a time.

Send a group message

Open Messages and tap   to start a new conversation, then enter the recipients' names or tap  to pick from your contacts.

If group messages that are sent as MMS appear as individual texts, you might need to turn on Group Messages in Settings > Messages. With group messages, there are no read receipts.

Add or remove someone from a group iMessage conversation

Anyone in the group message can add or remove someone from the conversation. To add a person to a group message, tap Details, then tap Add Contact.

You can remove a person from a group message that has at least four people. Tap Details, then swipe from right to left on the name of the person you want to remove. Then tap Delete.

Leave a group iMessage conversation

To leave a conversation, tap Details, then tap Leave this Conversation. If you don't see Leave this Conversation on your iOS device, get the latest version of iOS. If someone in the group isn't using iMessage or an iOS device, they might not be able to leave the conversation.

Mute notifications

If you don’t want to leave a conversation, you can mute it. Open the Messages app and tap a conversation. Tap Details, then turn on Do Not Disturb. This will stop notifications from only the Group message, not your device. You'll still get the messages in the Messages app, and you'll still see notifications on your lock screen.

Learn more

Learn about Messages and what to do if you can't send or receive messages.



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