Send a Mass Text Message from iPhone
Have an event or statement you want to broadcast to a group of people? Send out a mass text message to multiple recipients easily from the iPhone:
- Open the Messages app and tap the “New” message button
- Tap into the “To” field and enter the first recipient, then tap the (+) plus button and add other recipients from the address book one by one
- Type and send your text message as usual
Mass texting is convenient but the other benefit comes with texting fees, with AT&T at least, a single group text will count as one message rather than individual SMS’s. Of course, receiving replies will count against your standard texting plan as usual though.
Older versions of iOS had to have group texting manually enabled, but it is now activated by default in iOS 5 or later.