Tips on Adding a Number to a Group Text

Group text, otherwise called group messaging, is the act of sending a single message, either SMS or MMS to a group of individuals. Group messaging has been around for long, even before the invention of android and iOS.

Its most significant advantage is that it lessens the hassle of sending the same message to different people in your contact list. Just craft the message, and with few taps, the message will reach the desired recipients.

How to add a number to a group text
How to add a number to a group text

A problem arises when a person you want to send a message to isn’t in the group you’ve already created. That means you have to add the person first before you send the message.

Do you know how to add a number to a group text? Well, there are different ways to achieve this. Let’s take a look:

Manually adding a number to a group text Through an already existing group 

On your smartphone, access the contact icon, and tap it.  Then a contact list appears. On the top left corner is an icon (3 horizontal lines).

How to add a number to a group text
How to add a number to a group text

Tap on this icon to reveal the label/group. Next, hit on the group you wish to add a number. If it is the first time, then you need to create a group (at the lower end, there is a plus sign with “words create the label“)

How to add a number to a group text
How to add a number to a group text

Select a group by tapping on the indicated label. Then on the top right corner, there is an icon – person and a + sign. Tap the icon to add a number from your contact list.

How to add a number to a group text
How to add a number to a group text

It is easy to send an SMS to members of these types of groups. To send the message, tap on the three dots (vertically arranged) on the top right corner. This reveals some options, including “send a message.”

How to add a number to a group text
How to add a number to a group text

Tap on the send message option, which gives an option to select the members you want to receive the message, and then tap sent. This leads you to your android messaging app. Tap the app to start conversion.

Best way to add Number to Android Group Text

Adding someone to an existing group text on android can be a bit challenging. The best way to achieve this is by starting another group text with the new number you want to add every time. Use the following steps.

Access your android text messaging app and tap to open it.  At the lower or top corner (depends on your android phone), click on the new conversation/new message icon (my case “+” sign), which shows a “start group conversation” writing.

How to add a number to a group text
How to add a number to a group text

Start a new conversation by clicking on the start group conversation label. Add everyone who was in the other group conversation plus the new number you wish to include in the group messaging.

How to add a number to a group text
How to add a number to a group text

Alternatively,

Access your messages and click on the group conversation thread to open it. Then on the top right corner are three dots. Click on the dots to give you some options. Select people & options

This allows you to add people from your contact list to that conversation by clicking on the add people icon.

How to add a number to a group text
How to add a number to a group text

Conclusion

Adding people to a group text isn’t as hard as many people might think. With the above options, we believe you now know how to add a number to a group text, which makes your work of sending similar messages a breeze. For any comments, compliments, questions, or suggestions, please drop them in the comment section below.