Has anyone figured out how to name a group message in the messaging app on iOS 8.3

iOS & iPadOS

Afternoon all, the subject line pretty much says it all. Someone sent me a message within a group message and they named the group. Every since then, I've been trying to figure out how to do this. Someone informed me that at the time it was in accessible to voiceover users. Upon the update I found out that you can name different group messages if you wished. Has anyone figured out how to do this?



Submitted by peter on Saturday, April 11, 2015

The only way I know of doing this is to type several names into the "To: field in a message and send it.

Next time you want to send a group message to the same group, you can then start typing one person's info into the "To:" field if they are in the group. Then you will see a list of that person's full contact info followed by groups that they have been in.

This works the same way in the e-mail app. If you've sent an e-mail to a group of people in the past, starting to type one person's contact info will bring up a list of groups that contain that person.

I don't know of any other way of creating a group from scratch or as a sort of "DL" or "Distribution List" as you would on a desktop or laptop computer.


Submitted by IceQueen1 on Saturday, April 11, 2015

go to The group you want to name, then double tap on details button, then flick until you hear group name text field.