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Mon, Apr 22, 2019 6:59 PM

Group Text Fails

I am having failure with Group Texts (3 total people) I am using Samsung S9 - they are on I-phone.  I followed all of the instructions to fix but it did not work.  This began this weekend after the mandatory update.  

 

When I send a message it instantly fails to send (groups only individual messages are fine).

 

Any thoughts?

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2 years ago

Greetings @robi70!

 

When you've completed your message make sure to tap the 3 dots in the top right corner. While there, please verify that Group Text (two heads icon) is highlighted. If not, simply visit Text Settings (Settings > More Settings > Multimedia > Group Conversations) to make Group Text the default setting.

 

We hope this info helps.

 

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2 Messages

2 years ago

Still doesn't work

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2 years ago

There are two things you can try. The second option worked for my S7.

  1. select the group text that is failing, click the three dots at the top, and on the window that drops down below the Recipients section choose Leave Conversation (it may be a door with an arrow coming out of it). Now recreate the same group and see if it works. Make sure on the drop down below the Recipients section there is a two head person icon with MMS highlighted otherwise click that icon to turn on group MMS.
  2. if that does not work try selecting the group text and deleting all the messages of that group (save all text and pictures you need from the string before doing this) and then do step 1.

I did not try option 1 and wish I did first before conducting option 2. Good luck.

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2 years ago

This solution did not work for me. I have the same type of issue "failed to send group message with an explanation point to the right of the message

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2 years ago

Thanks the second solution solved my issue!

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5 months ago

I'm having the same issue.   Using a Sony Xperia 1 II running Android 10, the stock google text app is sending all my group texts out via SMS individually, rather than via MMS to the entire group together.

 

In the Settings menu, under advanced, my Group MMS setting is not listed.  If I take out the Sim Card, the Group MMS settings under Advanced REAPPEAR.

 

I'm using a third party app, but it's crummy and I want to use the standard android/google apps.   Is there a firmware update that will address this?

 

 

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