October 23, 2014

mysms Now Supports Group MMS Messaging

Posted in messaging, mysms news by mysms

We are happy to share some long-awaited news with you. With the latest Android version, mysms supports group MMS (a.k.a. MMS group chat) for Android users on all devices. Group MMS messaging is already live today for Android phone, Android tablet, Android mirror, and the browser version. All other tablet and desktop apps will shine with updates in the next few days.

Compose group messages on your computer and tablet

Compose group messages on your computer and tablet

What’s new?

mysms previously allowed you to send group SMS to 50 contacts at once, but if one of your contacts replied to your message, you would receive the reply in an individual thread (no “reply-all”). With the introduction of group MMS all answers to your message will now show up in one group conversation.

 

Start a group message

Composing a group message is really simple. Open a new message and enter your contacts (more than 1 person). Your send button will change to “MMS” (Update November 6, 2014: The default setting depends on your country).  After you have sent the message, it will show up as usual in your conversation overview showing the names of your contacts.

 

New MMS group with reply-all functionality

New MMS group with reply-all functionality

Reply to group conversations

All replies that you receive to your group message will show up in one combined conversation. Please note that your contacts will only be able to reply via group MMS when this feature is also supported by their smartphones.

 

Choose whether you want to send an MMS or SMS

Choose whether you want to send an MMS or SMS

Bonus: Decide which channel you want to use

You might find yourself in situations where you prefer to send an SMS or a mysms friends message instead of an MMS. For example, you notice that one of your contacts is not able to receive group MMS, you don’t want others to see who receives your message, or MMS are not included in your mobile plan. For these reasons mysms always gives you the choice to choose another sending option. Click on the arrow next to your send button and select another channel if you like.

 

Make sure you give group messaging a try and let us know what you think in the comments!

 

Update November 6, 2014: With today’s update we reset the default setting for some countries. When adding multiple contacts as recipient, “MMS” will be the default sending option only for US, CA and FR users. All other users send SMS per default. However, the send channel can still be changed by longpressing the send button.

  • Guest

    I’m really annoyed. I’ve been sending MMS messages without realising it. They are not included in my plan so you are choosing me money. The asp on my tablet… Nexus 10 does not offer the option to select SMS or to default to SMS. I’ll be removing this if it’s not fixed very quickly

    • HI,
      please update the version on your Nexus 10. With the update you will always see on the send button, if you are sending an SMS or a MMS and you can change this any time. If you want to send SMS with a link instead of MMS when sending an attachment, please change this setting in your mysms settings (on your Android phone) – advanced settings – send attachement as “SMS with link”. Give us a shout if you have any other questions.

  • Adam

    Really dissatisfied with this function. Most UK plans don’t come with MMS included. Please consider introducing a setting to allow default message type (sms/mms) to remove the need to have to change it each time. It’s very easy to forget and has already cost me plenty.

    • Hi Adam, thanks for your feedback. We’re sorry that you’re not satisfied with this new feature. We’ll discuss your point and see what we can do. Best, your mysms team

  • Dear mysms users,
    we’ve implemented a change with the latest update for Android phone – In some countries (incl. UK) the default setting for messages to multiple recipients is “SMS” again. You can still change the channel by longpressing the send button.
    We’re sorry for any inconveniences. It was truly not our intention to dissatisfy you.

  • AndroidMaster

    Does group text work for non-mysms users now?

    • Hi AndroidMaster, yes that is working now. Just start a new message, type in multiple recipients and make sure that the send button shows “MMS” (longpress to change the sending option)

  • Fabien So

    I’m really disapointed because the limit of group SMS is 50 or in my organisation we work with mysms. And we have some group there are 200 users in a group. Have you got an idea to delete the limit?

    • Hi Fabien, thanks for your feedback. This limit is standard for most mobile operators. If you would send a text to more than 50 recipients, chances are high that the message would be marked as spam.

  • Adrian Martinez

    Still mms issues. You guys really suck.

  • jen

    I cannot “add” an additional contact to a group thread. Any option here??

    • Dear mysms user,

      thanks for submitting your email. We’re a small team and working
      hard on our apps. We receive tons of emails every day and are not
      able to respond to every single request. If you are a mysms
      Premium user, you can expect a reply within 24 hours on business
      days. Please take a look at our FAQs in the meantime: http://support.mysms.com ( http://support.mysms.com ).

      Thanks, your mysms team

  • David Phillips

    I am not receiving MySMS group messages from people with iMessage.

    • Dear mysms user,

      thanks for submitting your email. We’re a small team and working
      hard on our apps. We receive tons of emails every day and are not
      able to respond to every single request. If you are a mysms
      Premium user, you can expect a reply within 24 hours on business
      days. Please take a look at our FAQs in the meantime: http://support.mysms.com ( http://support.mysms.com ).

      Thanks, your mysms team

  • Brian Jones

    I WOULD LIKE TO SEND GROUP MESSAGES AND HAVE EACH MEMBER NOT SEE THE WHOLE GROUP. SO A BUTTON FOR GROUP MESSAGE TO ENTIRE GROUP OR GROUP MESSAGE TO EACH INDIVIDUAL SEPARATELY.

    • Dear mysms user,

      thanks for submitting your email. We’re a small team and working
      hard on our apps. We receive tons of emails every day and are not
      able to respond to every single request. If you are a mysms
      Premium user, you can expect a reply within 24 hours on business
      days. Please take a look at our FAQs in the meantime: http://support.mysms.com ( http://support.mysms.com ).

      Thanks, your mysms team

  • Brian Jones

    ALOS MY FRIENDS LIST ON MYSMS IS NOT THE SAME MISSING QUITE A FEW AS ON MY GOOGLE CONTACT LIST.

    • Dear mysms user,

      thanks for submitting your email. We’re a small team and working
      hard on our apps. We receive tons of emails every day and are not
      able to respond to every single request. If you are a mysms
      Premium user, you can expect a reply within 24 hours on business
      days. Please take a look at our FAQs in the meantime: http://support.mysms.com ( http://support.mysms.com ).

      Thanks, your mysms team

  • Troy “T-roy Brown”

    Hi, I cannot send to more than 50. can you lift this?

    • Dear mysms user,

      thanks for submitting your email. As we are a small team, we’re
      only able to respond to requests from Premium users.

      If you are a mysms Premium user, please make sure that you
      contacted us directly via the mysms Android phone app (Sidebar – Feedback – E-Mail). If you are not a Premium user, please check
      our FAQ section: http://support.mysms.com ( http://support.mysms.com ).
      Thanks for your understanding,

      your mysms team

  • kristal peoples

    How do I get out of a group message?

    • Dear mysms user,

      thanks for submitting your email. As we are a small team, we’re
      only able to respond to requests from Premium users.

      If you are a mysms Premium user, please make sure that you
      contacted us directly via the mysms Android phone app (Sidebar – Feedback – E-Mail). If you are not a Premium user, please check
      our FAQ section: http://support.mysms.com ( http://support.mysms.com ).
      Thanks for your understanding,

      your mysms team

  • Matthew Owers

    how do I send blast messages that aren’t in a group?

    • Dear mysms user,

      thanks for submitting your email. As we are a small team, we’re
      only able to respond to requests from Premium users.

      If you are a mysms Premium user, please make sure that you
      contacted us directly via the mysms Android phone app (Sidebar – Feedback – E-Mail). If you are not a Premium user, please check
      our FAQ section: http://support.mysms.com ( http://support.mysms.com ).
      Thanks for your understanding,

      your mysms team