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  1. slick5150's Avatar
    I just got my HTC 8X. Got a couple texts from people that were clearly group messages, so I went in to change my settings to turn group messaging back on like I could on WP7, and.... there's no option there anymore.

    So now I have texts coming in from multiple people creating separate threads in my messaging app, but no way to reply to everyone involved. What's the deal? Am I missing something or did they actually remove the group messaging MMS feature?
    11-15-2012 05:08 PM
  2. Dave Blake's Avatar
    Go to settings/application/messaging

    Welcom to the WPC
    11-15-2012 05:14 PM
  3. slick5150's Avatar
    Go to settings/application/messaging

    Welcom to the WPC
    That's where I looked (like in WP7). There's no group messaging option there.
    11-15-2012 05:20 PM
  4. slick5150's Avatar
    The only options listed there are:
    Test message backup
    SMS delivery confirmation
    MMS delivery confirmation
    Send MMS acknowledgement

    Then below there are boxes for:
    add mms apn
    emergency alerts

    (This on a Verizon HTC 8x)
    11-15-2012 05:24 PM
  5. gunnerou's Avatar
    Go to the messaging app, then choose settings from there. Should be the fourth option down.
    11-15-2012 05:27 PM
  6. slick5150's Avatar
    Go to the messaging app, then choose settings from there. Should be the fourth option down.
    It's not. That's the same message setting screen. There's no option there.

    Is it possible Verizon removed this option?
    11-15-2012 05:31 PM
  7. slick5150's Avatar
    Here's a screenshot of the messaging options screen on my phone (with no option for group messaging)
    11-15-2012 05:35 PM
  8. fwaits's Avatar
    Definitely different. Here is mine from a Lumia 920 on AT&T. Below that, cut off is the 'add mms apn' button. Do you have MMS enabled on your account? I think that's tied to the data plan. Can you send picture messages and such?
    11-15-2012 05:48 PM
  9. slick5150's Avatar
    Yes, I tried sending an picture message to someone and that worked fine.
    11-15-2012 05:56 PM
  10. jmmcnaul's Avatar
    Yeah I just picked up a Verizon 8x today as well. The ability to turn on group messaging is not there. My mms works fine otherwise. This is a must have feature.
    11-15-2012 06:55 PM
  11. jkelek's Avatar
    Same here, this could be annoying...
    11-15-2012 07:08 PM
  12. fwaits's Avatar
    Can't be a Verizon thing, my HTC Trophy (before I left for the 920) had this and worked fine.
    11-16-2012 01:39 AM
  13. FrancisMH's Avatar
    I went to the store to specifically test out this functionality, and a few other things the reviews were unclear on. Group messaging is definitely not in settings and definitely doesn't work. Deal breaker for me if this doesn't get resolved. I get multiple group messages a day and in not going to suddenly not be a part of them.
    11-16-2012 06:08 AM
  14. DaveGx's Avatar
    There's also no option for delivery confirmation.
    As much as I like WP, sure seems they keep some of it dumbed down as possible. Very few options for key MS applications like messaging, email, colors, and browser. I understand the idea of keeping things simple but isn't there such a thing as too simple?
    They make it worse by not letting devs create their own version of these apps. The dev community would give us options that MS refuses to.
    11-16-2012 06:14 AM
  15. Agpe17's Avatar
    I hope WP hasn't replaced group text with "Rooms". Although I COULD POSSIBLY see the appeal, for cross-platform, it isn't a good fix...

    I didn't know there was no group text option prior to purchasing my 8x yesterday. I only have one group mms going, so it isn't TOO bad for me, but hopefully we can figure this out!

    If one of you have Twitter, send a tweet to @joebelfiore. If you don't know him, he's the head guy for OS at Windows Phone. He answers a lot of people's questions on Twitter.
    11-16-2012 07:17 AM
  16. slick5150's Avatar
    Yeah, this is a must have feature for me. Anyone know if it's present on the Lumia 822 on Verizon? If VZW removed it for some puzzling reason this phone is going back.
    11-16-2012 08:35 AM
  17. aubreyq's Avatar
    This is going to be off topic but, isn't it great that Windows Phone now has a screenshot feature? :P
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    11-16-2012 08:55 AM
  18. phirefly's Avatar
    There's also no option for delivery confirmation.
    As much as I like WP, sure seems they keep some of it dumbed down as possible. Very few options for key MS applications like messaging, email, colors, and browser. I understand the idea of keeping things simple but isn't there such a thing as too simple?
    They make it worse by not letting devs create their own version of these apps. The dev community would give us options that MS refuses to.
    I agree that they dumb some things down but this is clearly a Verizon or HTC issue with the 8X. I'm not sure about the 8X on other carriers but the Lumia 920 still supports group txting just like the WP7 phones before it so this is not a WP7 or WP8 issue.

    EDIT: And yes I love the screenshot feature!
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    11-16-2012 10:15 AM
  19. Agpe17's Avatar
    I'm hoping to get an answer to this...my FIRST text to my 8x was my buddy: "No more iPhone? Can't group text anymore can you?"

    Bummer. I invited my two buddies who I group text with into a ROOM, but I don't know if they'll buy it!
    11-16-2012 10:19 AM
  20. Doug Swallow's Avatar
    Here's the options on my Lumia 920 on AT&T. This is a developer edition phone obtained at the //build/ conference that's unlocked.
    Attached Thumbnails wp_ss_20121116_0001.jpg   wp_ss_20121116_0002.jpg  
    11-16-2012 10:25 AM
  21. fwaits's Avatar
    I hope WP hasn't replaced group text with "Rooms". Although I COULD POSSIBLY see the appeal, for cross-platform, it isn't a good fix...

    I didn't know there was no group text option prior to purchasing my 8x yesterday. I only have one group mms going, so it isn't TOO bad for me, but hopefully we can figure this out!

    If one of you have Twitter, send a tweet to @joebelfiore. If you don't know him, he's the head guy for OS at Windows Phone. He answers a lot of people's questions on Twitter.
    As I mentioned in my post above with screenshot that on AT&T the option is there (Lumia 920) so it's not a WP change. Not sure why the 8X would not have it. Does anyone have an 8X on AT&T that can check maybe?
    11-16-2012 11:01 AM
  22. anjan84's Avatar
    This sucks because I upgraded to the 8x from the trophy and I used group texting almost every single day. Is there any apps available in the store we can use until we find out exactly what went wrong here?
    11-16-2012 02:00 PM
  23. -Scienide-'s Avatar
    I don't know if this helps you guys but I have the HTC 8X here in the UK. So its not on any of your providers. I bought the phone unlocked and sim free. Here is my screenshot:

    wp_ss_20121116_0002.png

    So, I have the group messaging that you are missing. It is not a Windows Phone issue. It must be Verizon in the states.
    phirefly likes this.
    11-16-2012 02:29 PM
  24. jsk0703's Avatar
    11-16-2012 03:33 PM
  25. anjan84's Avatar
    Can anyone confirm if the nokia 822 from Verizon is lacking group text?
    11-16-2012 06:31 PM
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