How To Add Someone To A Text Message Chain On iPhone
As smartphones continue to evolve, so does their messaging capabilities. iPhone users often find themselves in group text message chains with friends, family, or colleagues. These threads can be a great way to stay connected and have conversations with multiple people at once. However, what if you want to add someone new to an existing text message chain? In this article, we will guide you through the process of adding someone to a text message chain on your iPhone.
Before we delve into the nitty-gritty of adding someone to a text message chain, let’s start with some basics. To send and receive text messages on your iPhone, you will need to have a messaging app installed. Most iPhones come pre-loaded with the Messages app, which is the default messaging app for Apple devices. If you don’t have it, you can download it from the App Store.
Step 1: Open the Messages App
The first step is to locate and open the Messages app on your iPhone. You can do this by tapping on the green speech bubble icon with three dots in the bottom dock of your iPhone’s home screen. Alternatively, you can swipe right from your home screen and use the search bar to find the app.
Step 2: Find the Existing Text Message Chain
Once you have opened the Messages app, you will see a list of your recent text message chains. Scroll through the list and find the chain to which you want to add someone. Tap on it to open the conversation.
Adding Someone to a Text Message Chain
Now that you have located the text message chain you want to add someone to, let’s move on to the process of adding them.
Step 1: Tap on the “i” Button
At the top-right corner of the conversation screen, you will see a small “i” button. Tap on it to access additional options for the message chain.
Step 2: Tap on “Add Contact”
Once you tap on the “i” button, a menu will appear with various options. Look for the “Add Contact” option and tap on it.
Step 3: Select the Contact to Add
A list of your contacts will appear, allowing you to choose the person you want to add to the text message chain. Scroll through the list or use the search bar at the top to find the contact you wish to add. Once you have found them, tap on their name to select them.
Step 4: Click on “Done”
After selecting the person you want to add, tap on the “Done” button at the top-right corner of the screen. The new contact will now be added to the text message chain, and they will be able to see the entire conversation from that point forward.
Can I add multiple contacts to a text message chain?
Yes, you can add multiple contacts to a text message chain following the same process mentioned earlier. Simply repeat the steps for each additional contact you want to add.
Will the person I add see previous messages in the text message chain?
When you add someone to a text message chain, they will be able to see all the messages sent after their addition. However, they will not have access to the previous conversation history unless the existing participants manually share it with them.
Can I remove someone from a text message chain?
Yes, you can remove someone from a text message chain. To do so, follow the same process of tapping on the “i” button, locating the contact’s name, and tapping on the red “Remove” button next to their name. Keep in mind that removing someone from a text message chain will remove all their past messages as well.
Can I add someone to a text message chain if they don’t have an iPhone?
If the person you want to add does not have an iPhone or use the Messages app, they will not be able to be added to the text message chain. The Messages app is exclusive to Apple devices. However, you can still communicate with non-iPhone users through individual text messages or using other messaging apps available on both platforms.
Adding someone to a text message chain on your iPhone is a straightforward process. Whether you want to include a new friend or invite a colleague to a group conversation, following the steps outlined in this article will allow you to seamlessly add them to the existing chain. Utilize this feature on your iPhone to conveniently keep everyone in the loop and foster better communication.