Is there anyway to send texts to multiple people...?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by 55test55, Jun 23, 2009.

  1. 55test55 macrumors 6502

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    WITHOUT having to keep on going in and out of your contacts or typing the first letter of their names or whatever. i wish it would just let me choose a bunch of people from the list and then add them.
     
  2. RTiii320 macrumors 6502a

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  3. Sounds Good macrumors 68000

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    Very.
     
  4. t-oliveira macrumors newbie

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    Another essential feature the iPhone doesent have, woot .
     
  5. geoffreak macrumors 68020

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    Way to find something else to complain about...
     
  6. xerenthar macrumors 6502

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  7. Etnies419 macrumors 6502

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    You have text forwarding.
     
  8. MadDog31 macrumors 6502a

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    Wow, is it REALLY that hard to just hit a name, hit the +, hit a name, hit the +, etc.? Remember we never even had THAT as a feature until much later.

    Sometimes I wonder if people complain about finding a simpler, more efficient way of walking.

    Oh wait, we have the Segway. *sigh*
     
  9. waterskier2007 macrumors 68000

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    you dont have to go in and out of contacts. just start a message, start typing the first few letters of their name, they pop up, tap their name and then start typing the next persons name. i honestly think this is easier than selecting multiple people from a list. all you people that complain about this shouldn't be allowed to have smartphones
     
  10. Ferris23 macrumors 68020

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    +1
     
  11. waterskier2007 macrumors 68000

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    thank you. it's nice to see i'm not just some crazy person
     
  12. Nykwil macrumors 65816

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    you're just thinking logically, clearly pple are bringing their old habits from their old phones and not enjoying the ease of use on the iphone
     
  13. MBHockey macrumors 68040

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    Are you people serious?
     
  14. tomd89 macrumors member

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    The iPhone has had this feature for ages now, ever since the my location feature was introduced back in OS 1 I believe.
     
  15. HelloMikee macrumors 6502a

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    I don't know about you, but I rarely text 15 people at once. 2-4 is probably the most lol and even then it's rare.

    If you have so many contacts to text to, might be a good idea to get them to sign up for twitter.
     
  16. matttye macrumors 601

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    You might have the time to go through 20 contacts hitting the + and adding each one, but a lot of us don't.

    I like to send a message at xmas/new year wishing my friends well but I don't want to spend half my night doing it :D

    Besides - why should we have to do that when a more elegant method could be added?
     
  17. xerenthar macrumors 6502

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    DESCRIBE.
     
  18. matttye macrumors 601

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    I think you just double click on the bubble?
     
  19. Nykwil macrumors 65816

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    so u cant spend the time once or twice a yr to send a mass greeting during holidays?

    the fact that u feel the need to send 1 cookie cutter msg for the holidays to all your friends should show how much you really "care"

    i dont see how it can be so hard to tap in a few letters of a person's name and just tapping and hitting enter when u create a msg.

    but i wouldnt know this problem.

    I usually take the time to send one msg at a time.

    It's more personal.
     
  20. Etnies419 macrumors 6502

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    1. Go to the conversation where the message is.
    2. Tap "Edit" at the top right.
    3. Select the message.
    4. Go to the bottom and hit forward.
    5. ?????????????
    6. PROFIT!
     
  21. matttye macrumors 601

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    There's no need to send a personal message to each friend when you see them around the same time. It's just a little added gesture.

    Regardless, why would you want to add each contact one by one when a more elegant way could be implemented? When you click the + button it could open up a multi-select list much like it does when you want to forward/delete emails.
     
  22. waterskier2007 macrumors 68000

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    apple said they are adding support in 3.0.1 where the iphone will read your mind and text every person who you want to text. it will also wake you up in the morning, make you breakfast, drive you to work, and do your work for you.

    </sarcasm>

    are you people seriously that lazy. just use the way i said a few posts ago and it couldnt be easier
     
  23. hokiepokie07 macrumors 6502a

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    i want them to do surgery to my brain and add an iBrain chip.
     
  24. The General macrumors 601

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    Don't worry, none of us like those messages. Canned seasons greetings are annoying.
     
  25. matttye macrumors 601

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    Once again- why would you want to add each contact separately when you could quite easily multi-select them in one swoop?

    Why did Apple add copy and paste when you could just retype the text?
    Why did Apple add multi-delete/forwarding functions for SMS/email?
    Why did Apple allow you to select multiple recipients at all when you could just retype the message?

    Answer: because it's intuitive and makes life easier for the user, if only a little bit.
     

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