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Monday, February 5th, 2018 7:42 PM

How to group text more than 10 on AT&T

Learn what devices support Advance Messaging 


The Wait is over! Through 2021, AT&T is continuing to increasing the number of people you can group text. It is slowly being rolled out and tested on many devices. Check out David T's  Advance Messaging page for more information regarding group messaging and the new features to come. 


***********Information below is still valid for some devices until the update is pushed to it.***********

***********We do not know when your device will support group messaging but it is coming.***********


 Why Are There Limits?

AT&T has implemented a limit to the number of group message participants as a way to protect our customers from spam and/or malicious software. AT&T is vigilant about protecting you, our customers, from unsolicited text message spam. 


Is AT&T Going To Update The Limit?

Some devices have the ability to send group messages with up to 30 contacts. More updates are coming to increase that number but I do not have any information when a change will take place. Last updated 2/23/2021.


If spam messages have affected you, you can report them by:

  • Forwarding a copy of the SMS and MMS spam to short code 7726 (SPAM).
  • You are not charged for forwarding the spam message to 7726.


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4 years ago

My iPhone allowed me to connect with my family on a 17 person string.  I lost that phone and replaced it with a Samsung A70, and now I can't reach out to that same list.


This is a garbage limit that is unacceptable.

Please fix ASAP.

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4 years ago

please change this to a reasonable number.  the average joe or jane has  at least 15 members in their canasta group... lol


25 would be better, completely covers the average user, and still frustrates spammers. 

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3 years ago

10 person max? Are you (Edited per community guidelines)ing serious?? I cant contribute to conversations with co-workers, family, athletic teams for myself and kids, fantasy sports groups, etc...

FIX THIS (Edited per community guidelines) NOW... Or we're all going to dumb you AT&T. Terrible name btw. Stupid (Edited per community guidelines) company.


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