- 11-15-2012, 05:08 PM #1
I just got my HTC 8X. Got a couple texts from people that were clearly group messages, so I went in to change my settings to turn group messaging back on like I could on WP7, and.... there's no option there anymore.
So now I have texts coming in from multiple people creating separate threads in my messaging app, but no way to reply to everyone involved. What's the deal? Am I missing something or did they actually remove the group messaging MMS feature?
- 11-15-2012, 05:14 PM #2
Go to settings/application/messaging
Welcom to the WPC
- 11-15-2012, 05:24 PM #4
The only options listed there are:
Test message backup
SMS delivery confirmation
MMS delivery confirmation
Send MMS acknowledgement
Then below there are boxes for:
add mms apn
(This on a Verizon HTC 8x)
- 11-15-2012, 05:48 PM #8
Definitely different. Here is mine from a Lumia 920 on AT&T. Below that, cut off is the 'add mms apn' button. Do you have MMS enabled on your account? I think that's tied to the data plan. Can you send picture messages and such?"Bro, you know I lift cause I use a Lumia 920..."
11-16-2012, 06:08 AM #13
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I went to the store to specifically test out this functionality, and a few other things the reviews were unclear on. Group messaging is definitely not in settings and definitely doesn't work. Deal breaker for me if this doesn't get resolved. I get multiple group messages a day and in not going to suddenly not be a part of them.
11-16-2012, 06:14 AM #14
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There's also no option for delivery confirmation.
As much as I like WP, sure seems they keep some of it dumbed down as possible. Very few options for key MS applications like messaging, email, colors, and browser. I understand the idea of keeping things simple but isn't there such a thing as too simple?
They make it worse by not letting devs create their own version of these apps. The dev community would give us options that MS refuses to.
- 11-16-2012, 07:17 AM #15
I hope WP hasn't replaced group text with "Rooms". Although I COULD POSSIBLY see the appeal, for cross-platform, it isn't a good fix...
I didn't know there was no group text option prior to purchasing my 8x yesterday. I only have one group mms going, so it isn't TOO bad for me, but hopefully we can figure this out!
If one of you have Twitter, send a tweet to @joebelfiore. If you don't know him, he's the head guy for OS at Windows Phone. He answers a lot of people's questions on Twitter.
- 11-16-2012, 10:15 AM #18
EDIT: And yes I love the screenshot feature!
- 11-16-2012, 10:19 AM #19
I'm hoping to get an answer to this...my FIRST text to my 8x was my buddy: "No more iPhone? Can't group text anymore can you?"
Bummer. I invited my two buddies who I group text with into a ROOM, but I don't know if they'll buy it!
- 11-16-2012, 11:01 AM #21"Bro, you know I lift cause I use a Lumia 920..."
- 11-16-2012, 02:29 PM #23
11-16-2012, 03:33 PM #24
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