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Create a Contact Group without iCloud?
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Thorzdad
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Jan 13, 2021, 07:42 PM
 
Is there a way to create a Contact Group (for texting) without going through iCloud to set it up or using 3rd-party apps?
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Jan 14, 2021, 11:22 AM
 
I do it both on ios and on the mac messaging app. Create a new text with your peoples, send the first text, then click details. You should see an option for "add a group name"...
     
Thorzdad  (op)
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Jan 14, 2021, 12:11 PM
 
That's how I would normally accomplish it. I was just hoping I could create a standing group ahead of time.
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Thorzdad  (op)
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Jan 15, 2021, 11:16 AM
 
So, I set up a 19-person text group this morning, and the Details option only gives me the option to hide or share my location. There’s no option to name the group. Weird.
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Jan 15, 2021, 01:40 PM
 
did you send a message to the group yet?

I also wonder if the group has to be all ios users.
     
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Jan 15, 2021, 06:59 PM
 
Yes, I sent a text.
No, there were some Androids in the crowd, and I’m betting that’s the problem. Messages defaults to standard SMS when there’s a non-iOS device involved. I couldn’t even send a photo to the group.
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