It seems that the best and the most silent way of communication in the new generation is text messages. Even though there are numerous apps for messaging and various messaging services but this is the simplest and most convenient way of communication. It is personal, fast and the most efficient way of communication. Your SMS would reach the recipient regardless of any chat service installed, as there is no such hassle. Even when the recipient is not available the message would reach as soon as the network is up and running. However, many times it is more convenient to send group messages especially when you want to communicate same message to many people. Sending SMS related to any update, a movie date or a lunch appointment with your buddies or other group of people.
Even though you have some options like using third-party apps for creating groups and creating group messages. Viber and WhatsApp are some good examples that come for free. However, if you already own an Android or a iPhone then it would be easier for your to create group texts without installing another program. Apple iOS 6 and Android Galaxy SIII versions for this message.
Let us find out tips that will help you send group messages, first start with Android Smartphone
When you are using Android Smartphone then you can easily manage group messages by initially setting up group contacts. First you need to go to Contacts for initiating the process. Tap Apps->Contacts or go to Contacts directly from your home screen.
Tap Groups to access the Groups of your phone. However, everything depends upon the version of your Android, as you might be able to create groups via Add Groups options. Tap Menu to access Create Groups options.
Now is the time to give a distinct name or unique identity to your group that you want to create. You can use the name of a team like Red Sox. After entering the name Save to finish.
Now that your new group is created you need to add people to it from your contact list. If you are using Galaxy SIII then you can first access your group and then add relevant contacts to it. This can be done by selecting each person from your contact list and tapping the Add contact button.
Go to messaging app-> Contacts here you have the option to select all or make specific selection that you can utilize as a subset. Tap Done when you are through with it or add more recipients, construct your message and then hit the Send button.
Sending Group Messages through iPhone
First of all you need to know that there is no such facility in your iPhone even in iOS 7 for group messaging. therefore, you need to go ahead by creating groups within Messages app before constructing any message. Initial step would be to launch Messages app.
In the to field tap the + icon this will reveal your contacts list. Now start adding your contacts one by one adding them to the To field. For adding specific contacts use search functionality, this comes handy when you have lots of contacts.
Construct your message and hit Send when you are done. This message reaches to all the recipients and they will be able to even chat with each other.
You can even create a group of contacts. This is only possible at http://www.iCloud.com. Use your Apple ID for logging in and then create your group, drag and drop contacts into this new group.
Enable the iCloud to sync your iPhone to it by Settings-> iCloud. However, you will need to individually select contacts to be added in your list.
If you are looking for other options than the most obvious app solutions then you can opt to download Text2Group and Easy Group. This will help you to get past any limitations that your iPhone has and you will be easily able to send group messages to your contacts.
All the above tips will surely help you send group messages to your contacts without hassle. It hardly matters if you are using Android or iPhone there is always an easy way to get past the hassle of individual messages.