Go into the message you're sending click on the top right where the 3 dot option bar is, click on the double head option to where it's no longer filled in with a color. It will say its converting to text message. Then click send. It sends to everyone separately and they'll be able to respond to you only.
I do not have a double-head option when i click the 3 dots within the text message... I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong. I added each recipient individually to the text message, is that how to do it?
When I go into Contacts, I do not have "Groups" under "Favorites".
To send a group message you have to speak it to your phone.
1. Hit the last button on the left side of phone.
2. Say "send group message"
A screen will pop up for you to create an individual message.
3. Hit cancel, then your groups will appear. Hit the 3 little dots in the right corner; a drop down menu will appear.
4. Hit send message.
And then you can create your message.
I'm having an issue where I'm sending a a mass message (one where I send it to lots of people but they all respond to me) by pushing the two person icon BUT if it goes over 160 characters it converts to a sms and sends as a group message anyways. Any thoughts?
I would highly recommend speaking with your carrier for a more in-depth explanation. What you are experiencing seems completely normal.
Send a text message to members of a group.
1.From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
2.Tap Contacts > Groups, and then tap a group.
3.Tap More options > Send message.