1. malman89's Avatar
    Just wondering how effectively WP's messaging handles iOS group messages. I get a lot and how my Android phone handles them is frustrating, difficult to follow, and annoying. Is WP any better?
    08-02-2014 03:46 PM
  2. xandros9's Avatar
    I had a conversation last year on WP8.0 with three other iPhone users. (all 5's actually)
    No issues.
    I don't expect 8.1 to act any differently.

    How is your Android a pain? WP treats it like any other conversation, multiple people instead of one name displayed, incoming texts are the same except with the sender's name added in a sort of subscript next to the date.

    You can mute threads too.
    08-02-2014 05:18 PM
  3. rdubmu's Avatar
    I believe some verizon phones don't do group messaging. All AT&T phones work flawlessly with group messaging
    08-02-2014 05:20 PM
  4. berty6294's Avatar
    All Verizon phones do as well. You have the option to turn it on or off. rdubmu is thinking of a year span where Verizon did not allow it on WP8 devices but has since allowed it on every device.

    Basically you have the option to receive them in a single thread of many people or from each person individually. The choice is yours.
    08-02-2014 06:51 PM
  5. AR2186's Avatar
    Just wondering how effectively WP's messaging handles iOS group messages. I get a lot and how my Android phone handles them is frustrating, difficult to follow, and annoying. Is WP any better?
    My family has iPhones of different vintages, no problems with group messages on my Icon. Should be fine
    xandros9 likes this.
    08-02-2014 07:32 PM
  6. malman89's Avatar
    I had a conversation last year on WP8.0 with three other iPhone users. (all 5's actually)
    No issues.
    I don't expect 8.1 to act any differently.

    How is your Android a pain? WP treats it like any other conversation, multiple people instead of one name displayed, incoming texts are the same except with the sender's name added in a sort of subscript next to the date.

    You can mute threads too.
    Sorry, guess I didn't realize some phones display things differently. I would get a text message from "Chris" and think it was just a normal text... until 10 other people start replying to it in individual messages. Each one I can reply all to and send back to the chain. I recently installed Handcent and they have a plugin that finally groups them by a thread.
    xandros9 likes this.
    08-02-2014 10:39 PM

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