Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Send Text Messages to Contact Group

As we have learned before, in Samsung Galaxy SIII you can create new contact group then add some required contacts to it to facilitate you when you want to send them a same message without having send the message one by one.

See also: How to Create and Add Contact to a Group on Samsung Galaxy S3

Once you've finished create new contact group then add some required contact into this group, now you can send message to this group at once.


How to send SMS to contact group?
To send text messages to the certain contact group, here are the steps you need to do:
  1. Go to Apps through Home screen.
  2. Tap Messaging.
  3. Tap New messages icon to create new text messages.
  4. Tap Contact icon.
  5. Tap Group tab.
  6. Here you will see a list of your contact group, tap the required group you wish to send a text messages.
  7. Tap the required contact within the group if you want to send the message to some of contacts on this group, or tap Select all to send the message to all of member of this group.
  8. Tap Done button.
  9. Tap Enter message field. Here you can type your messages.
  10. Tap Send icon to send the message.
  11. Tap Home button to return to the standby mode.
  12. Finish. Now your message will be send to the selected contact group.

Well, by knowing on how to send text message to certain contact group on your Galaxy SIII, now you can send the same message to some or all of the member of the certain group at once. So, try this then share your experience here through the comment below :)

26 comments:

  1. My s3 message app only allows to send message to 10 contacts only at a time...

    How to fix this issue?

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    1. HI Omer Khawaja,
      Thanks for the visit.
      Yes, you right. You will only be able to send a message to 10 contacts using a stock messaging apps. So, if you still want to send the message to more than 10 contacts, try to use third-party messaging apps called Handcent. This app will allow you to send the message to a group with more than 75 contacts inside it.
      Hope this helps :)

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  2. How do you choose to reply to All or to reply individually like you can on the S4?

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    1. Hi Camille Wagner,
      Thanks for coming.
      In the stock Messaging apps on Samsung Galaxy S3, there is a flaws that will only allow you to reply individually. Some of user suggested to use Go SMS or Handcent to get the option to reply to all.

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  3. How do you get replies to the group thread?

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    1. Hi Just Me,
      Thanks for coming.
      If you use the stock messaging apps, then you'll only be able to reply individually. If you want to reply to all, then you may want to try to use third-party messaging apps such as Go SMS or Handcent. Some of users said that they were be able to reply to all using these apps.

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  4. My S3 will not let me receive any group texts, I can send them but when my friend s reply I cannot get them. Help please!!

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    1. Hi Tiffany Magee,
      Thanks for coming.
      Can you receive non-group text message or not? Also make sure you were enable auto retrieve on your Messaging apps. To check, go to Messaging apps> Settings> MMS settings> (tick) Auto-retrieve.
      Hope this helps :)

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  5. Is it possible to reply to group thread/messages?

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    1. Hi Jarmaine Evans,
      Thanks for coming.
      Unfortunately, you can't do that using the stock messaging apps. Please take a look at my reply in the Camille Wagner or Just Me's comment, both of them has the similar question with you.

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  6. It won't send it - probably because its converting it to MMS. Tried installing Go SMS pro but it still converts it and wont send! ARRGH~

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    1. Hi Kitty Princess,
      Thanks for coming.
      Yes, you're right. When you're using the stock messaging apps, it's usually convert the sms to mms for a long messages. If you want to send a long message and don't want converting it to mms, then you can try BigSMS apps that you can get through Play Store. Here's the link:https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=skezza.main&hl=en
      Hope this helps :)

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  7. My phone won't send any group messages at all. I cannot select more than one recipient for any message. It times out and fails. Why is that? Thank you!

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    1. Hi Dpfaff01,
      Thanks for coming.
      First, try to create a new group contact. Once you finish, go ahead to Messaging app to compose a new message. Tap Contact icon to enter the recipient number. Tap the Group tab then choose the desired contact group you wish to send the message with.
      However, if you don't know how to create a new contact group, feel free to visit our post about it here: http://inside-galaxy.blogspot.com/2013/06/samsung-galaxy-s3-how-to-create-and-add.html
      Hope this helps :)

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  8. I know how to start a group message, but when they reply it's not a group message anymore. I'm the only one who can see everyone else's response but they can't see each others. how can I fix this?

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    1. Hi xoxoyamilexoxo,
      Thanks for coming.
      Unfortunately, one of the flaws inside Samsung Galaxy S3 is the ability to receive a reply from the group text. The reply will not be a group message anymore--as you've said-- but the reply will be individual message into the conversations on contact who sent you the message. So, I think we can't do nothing about it. Another way, you might want to use another third-party app which has better group text capability, but I have no idea which the best app to do so.

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  9. How do I leave a group conversation??

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    1. Hi Tori Smith,
      Thanks for coming.
      CMIIW, did you mean about how to start an individual conversation? Just send the desired contact a message and it will be an individual thread.

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  10. I have a droid galaxy S3. I receive group messaging individually. How am I able to receive them with in the group so that I may reply to them in the group messaging as well? Without an app tho?? If there's any possible way?

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    1. Hi Nicole Torres,
      Thanks for coming.
      I'm so sorry to say that one of the flaws of the stock Messaging app in the Galaxy S3 is the disability to receive or to reply all with group text. So, the possible way is by using another third-party apps which has the ability to do so.

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  11. my comments removed by web owner due correct information provided to the peoples they are fail to send more 10 sms at a time.

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    1. Hi Farooque Mallah,
      Thanks for coming.
      FYI, only comment with irrelevant link, harsh words, duplicate comment from the same people which will be removed in this blog. You're free to submit any comment here as long as it has relevancy with the post, no matter it's pro or cons.

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  12. Nokia's have capacity to send a sms more than thousands contact with one check only. What is doing Samsung? There should no limitation on sms. I am going back to sell my Samsung win. bye bye.

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    1. Hi Farooque Mallah,
      Thanks for coming here.
      I believed that each smartphone or phone has their own flaws, as well as the Samsung phone. Due to lot of smartphone available today, so it'll be wise if we choose the best one which is suit with our needs. And for any reason, if you thinks that this device is not good enough for you then you're free to exchange it with another one you likes. FYI, I'm just a Samsung phone user who wants to share with other Samsung phone users, so if you wants to complain about this device, better you submit them directly to the Samsung. Who knows that they will do something to improve their device when they receive some complaints from their users.

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  13. Hi, have a problem with my S3 i am unable to send more then one page text, it comes failed. but i can send one line text.

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    1. Hi Silvester Lobo,
      Thanks for coming.
      Have you ever managed to send multiple text messages in the past? Or, it's the first time for you to send multiple text messages? As far as I know, usually this problem happens in the CDMA network(FYI, I'm on GSM network, and I have no problem sending multiple text messages at once). Other way, if you don't mind, you can try to use third-party Messaging app that will allow you to send multiple text messages(e.g: Handcent or Go SMS Pro).

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