So you want to tell a bunch of people the same thing? I get it. But mass texting is no longer the best approach.
Why you ask?
Well when you send a mass text nobody else knows how many people you sent it to. So for hours sometimes days everyone else gets responses from numbers they don’t recognize or from people they do recognize, but there is no context since they are answering the original message.
What can you do instead?
There are a handful of ways to send that message that are less intrusive (annoying).
- FB Messenger – just about everyone is on FB and therefore has the app already.
- Google Messenger – many also have a Gmail account so you probably have Messenger.
- GroupMe – I have used this app for years. It’s simple to create separate groups so you can easily message them on the fly. You can make them private or public, add photos, etc. If a person doesn’t have the app it sends them a text.
- WhatsApp – another well known messaging app than many people already have.
FB Messanger probably makes the most sense because most everyone has an account, but I still have a group of friends that aren’t on FB. They are married, so you know, they don’t have many friends anyways. I kid, I kid. Marriage is awesome, so are kids.
GroupMe is also great because you can send someone a message that might not have the app and it will still deliver it and let them know that they can download the app for additional functionality.
And Most Importantly
You can leave a conversation or group at any time. Stay if you want or respond and leave or mute the conversation. No more text from random numbers or messages with no context.
So next time you want to send that mass text, try out one of these suggestions. Your friends will like you more.