1. KillerQ's Avatar
    Hey, All....

    Ok, I know this shouldn't be this difficult, but it's driving me crazy.

    If there is a boss who wants to have 8 employees part of a group text, is there a way to have a WORK GROUP contact that contains all 8 Employee's names so that all the boss has to do is create a new iMessage and click on the WORK GROUP contact to populate the "to:" field with the phone numbers of all 8 people?

    I know this can be done manually and he can just keep revisiting the previous group text, but there should be a way to make a contact/group with multiple numbers in it to make this more streamline.

    Thanks in advance.
    12-01-2016 10:38 AM
  2. Tartarus's Avatar
    It's actually as simple as creating a contact and saving all your employees numbers under it.



    And if you tap on the prefixes before the numbers you can give those numbers the names of the individual employees.

    However, if you ever get a phone call from one of them, you will see the actual contact name and the work group name appearing like 'John Doe or Work Group calling'.
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    12-01-2016 10:51 AM
  3. kurpaige's Avatar
    Wouldn't this just ask you to pick on of the number to text and not actually send it to all of those numbers?
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    12-01-2016 11:09 AM
  4. Tartarus's Avatar
    Ooops. You're completely right about that. Apologies for that.
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    12-01-2016 03:44 PM
  5. rdstryr's Avatar
    I think this "boss" would just be stuck with entering all the employees into a text 1 by 1. Then the next time they can just type one of the names in the "to" section and the group of people should come up as a suggestion. Also if they don't want to have to create a new thread every time they could just leave it in there messages app and rename it "Work Group" by pressing the little i in top right corner.
    12-01-2016 04:19 PM
  6. KillerQ's Avatar
    I think this "boss" would just be stuck with entering all the employees into a text 1 by 1. Then the next time they can just type one of the names in the "to" section and the group of people should come up as a suggestion. Also if they don't want to have to create a new thread every time they could just leave it in there messages app and rename it "Work Group" by pressing the little i in top right corner.
    Yea, this was the first conclusion that I can't. It's strange that there are not other ways to do this in this day and age.

    Thanks.
    12-01-2016 05:03 PM
  7. doogald's Avatar
    I never do this myself, but there is an app in the App Store called Group Text+ that looks like it could do just this.

    [url]https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/group-text+/id928002510?mt=8%5B%2Furl&at=10l3Vy&ct=UUimUvbUpU2 860319]

    [edit] For some reason, iMore is mangling the URL. It's /itunes.apple.com/us/app/group-text+/id928002510?mt=8
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    12-01-2016 08:13 PM
  8. Alain_A's Avatar
    So no easy way to create a text working group?
    12-08-2016 01:25 PM
  9. jrdatrackstar1223's Avatar
    You can, you just have to do it from iCloud unfortunately (on a PC, or perhaps from your phone requesting the desktop site). Either way, can't be done with just the phone and stock OS without either an app or iCloud.
    12-08-2016 01:50 PM
  10. Alain_A's Avatar
    Easily done on android tho
    12-08-2016 01:52 PM
  11. jrdatrackstar1223's Avatar
    Easily done on android tho
    Even easier on Windows Phone...
    12-08-2016 02:52 PM
  12. Alain_A's Avatar
    Even easier on Windows Phone...
    No doubt but I have to use iPhone for the 1 app I need
    12-08-2016 10:18 PM
  13. MrJizac's Avatar
    Why not just create a new message and then just attach the 8 people in it? You only have to do this once and then they can just go to the thread in iMessage from then on. Kind of this is understood to a bit more difficult then it really is. Put the work in once and then you won't have to worry about the contacts showing all funny during any call. Just a thought.
    12-18-2016 10:50 PM

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