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Group Text Limit of 10 Recipients – Good News Is Here

The Wait is over! AT&T is increasing the number of people you can group text and it is slowly being rolled out and tested _GroupMessageLimit_.pngon specific 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?

I can tell you that we are evaluating options for supporting larger group limits in the future. As this time, I do not have any information if or when a change will take place. Last updated 5/22/2019.

 

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.

 

ChrisZ, AT&T Community Specialist

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Contributor

Re: Group Text Limit – Information from AT&T

Not buying it. everyone else can do it but me because I have ATT

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Teacher

Re: Group Text Limit – Information from AT

Leedog74, download and install Messages app and the limit will be gone.
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Tutor

Re: Group Text Limit – Information from AT&T

This works.  Google Messages app allows me to send to more than 10 people.

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Teacher

Re: Group Text Limit – Information from AT

That is not correct - it actually comes up when you try to send; "your
carrier has limited the amount of persons you can message to - to 10"
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Contributor

Re: Group Text Limit – Information from AT&T

Giving a lame reason why, but not raising or removing the limit does not help me. As said in many other responses, other carriers don't have this limit—why should I have to suffer because I chose ATT?

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Re: Group Text Limit – Information from AT&T

I agree! I come from a large family and have 5 siblings. When we discuss vacations or fam get togethers, the group tends to be 14-19. I am the only one in that group that cannot respond. Getting a message "too many recipients in conversation". Everyone thinks I am always ignoring the group. This feature is completely lame. I'm forced to download a third party messaging app that can override this major inconvenience

 

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