Occasionally one of my friends using an iPhone will send out a mass text, and for the next few days I get spammed with texts from all the other numbers they sent it to, most of them unidentified on my phone, and since some of them are responding to each other, none of them make any sense. It's incredibly annoying. Presumably iPhones have something that can detect and properly order mass texts, as Apple wouldn't want to annoy their own users, only Android users. Is there something I can do to make the mass text make more sense on my end?

  • What's your end goal, organize the emails? move them to a specific location? ignore them? trash them? Sorry but I don't get the "make more sense on my end" :/
    – Zuul
    Aug 13 '12 at 16:34
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    @Zuul - It's not emails, it's text messages. Apparently Apple recently added some mass text thing, where you can send out messages to a whole group of people, and they all appear, along with their responses, in a single conversation. As well, when any of them responds, it goes to everyone else the original message was sent to. At least, I'm guessing that's how it works. As I'm on an android phone, all these messages don't get put together, instead each person is in their own conversation, so the messages don't make any sense without flipping between conversations checking the timestamps.
    – SaintWacko
    Aug 13 '12 at 16:51
  • Which app do you use to read your text messages? And btw, do you know which app your friends use?
    – Zuul
    Aug 13 '12 at 18:31
  • I'm just using the default Android Messaging app. And I'm pretty sure they're using the default iOS Messaging app. The mass text thing is part of iOS.
    – SaintWacko
    Aug 13 '12 at 20:16
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    @JaredBurrows HTC will have modified the SMS app to support it :)
    – Liam W
    Jan 16 '13 at 19:21

Jelly Bean upgrade (4.2) add support for group messaging. So, two solutions :

  • upgrade your phone to Jelly Bean 4.2.

  • install a third party application that handles it : this one seems to have a fair number of good reviews.

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