Is there any way to group message with iPhone users on Android?

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by ChrisTX, Jun 3, 2013.

  1. ChrisTX macrumors 68030

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    Apparently there is no group messaging? Or at least if you are a part of a group message of iPhone users but on Android, you are excluded from the group message? Is there a fix for this? I don't group message often, but it's sort of annoying really! :confused:
     
  2. Explicitic macrumors 6502

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    You can use apps like Google Hangouts or WhatsApp...
     
  3. Dmunjal macrumors 65816

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    Of you're on AT&T, you can try AT&T Messages.
     
  4. Mxbzz macrumors 6502

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    Are you on Jellybean? Group messaging was integrated with JB and I have no trouble group texting (and receiving) my friends with an iPhone.

    Alternatively, you can use Facebook Messenger to group your texts for you (and also integrated FB chat). I switched my native message app to FB Messenger as I really liked the Chat Heads notifications.
     
  5. ChrisTX thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Unfortunately I'm still only on 4.1.1 with my GS3(AT&T), and group messaging was introduced with 4.2 Hoping AT&T catches up, as all of the other US carriers have received the upgrade.
     
  6. cynics macrumors G3

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    It all depends on the app. Some stock Android messaging apps to a particular manufacture will not group message. For example I have a friend with a Motorola Droid of some sort and the stock messaging app groups fine. Whereas I have a friend with a Samsung S2 and the stock messaging app won't group.

    You can download an app like go SMS pro (and in settings turn on group messaging) and it should group like it does on an iPhone. No one else is required to use that messaging app as it replaces the stock app.

    There are other apps you may prefer so just try some out.

    And I know you didn't ask but regardless of app you use it will not use Apples proprietary iMessage service. So its mildly annoying to be the only Android user in a group of iPhone users. I'm in a constant group of 6 friends and one is an Android user so none of us can iMessage.
     
  7. ChrisTX thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Oddly enough, I hopped on my Mac to continue the group message, and one of the iPhone users didn't have iMessage enabled. Hilarious!
     
  8. runnerchick13 macrumors newbie

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    Hi, just wondering what settings you have enabled for your group messaging to work? I have the group messaging turned on in MMS options, so if I send a message to a couple friends on iphones, it shows up as a group conversation on my phone, but they all receive the messages individually. Any ideas? I'm running 5.0.1 on a galaxy s4
     

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