How do I send a Group SMS text to only certain members of a group.

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    I have about 1000 contacts. So to keep them somewhat organized I placed each contact into a group. Friends, work family etc...

    But when I want to send a mass text and click the plus sign on either the native text messaging app or the one I downloaded (chomp sms) to add people to the text it takes me to all 1000 contacts.
    So Then I click on the groups and friends, work and family etc appear.

    But when I click on one of groups it automatically selects all members of the group.

    Now obviously this isn't what I want it to do. I want to send the text to only certain members of a group.

    I don't want to have to go through all 1000 contacts and select individually.

    I want to go to the group I am trying to text and send it to only certain members of said group.

    Any ideas?



    Sent from my HTC Thunderbolt VZW running gingerbread os.
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    Bump!

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    Use email instead and create distribution lists.


    Why yes; that is a Thunderbolt in my pocket.
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    Unacceptable answer

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    Group message

    As the title implys, you must send the message to the group. Make a sub-group. If this is a test, unacceptable question..........
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    Set up the sms to the the group you want to send the message to then delete the people you don't want from the "to" list, that's how i do it.

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    It would be nice to be able to select only the members of the group that you want to send the message to but i haven't found a way.

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    Unacceptable answers there must be a way or an sms app that doesn't have to have groups predetermined.

    For example I have a work group and depending on the subject matter there could be hundreds of possible combinations of people who I need to receive text.

    Deleting doesn't work either.

    I want to click on work family friends group etc to narrow my contacts from 1000 to 100. Then select individuals from that smaller subset.

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    You can do this with a free app called Handcent SMS. Hit new message icon, plus symbol icon, group, pull down arrow to the right of the group you want, check mark people from that group, back arrow to compose message.

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    That Works thanks dub

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    Don't forget that you came here for help, not the other way around.

    GoSMS Pro also works for what you are seeking.
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    Is there a way to send messagss to more than 10 ppl when using stock SMS?

    PB1
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    I doubt it . Thats how the stock sms was setup. Max 10 people. You can use another app like handscent or other sms app
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    anyone know of an app that would give you an option to send in sms or mms format without adding a picture to make an mms. sometimes if my message is long I like to send it as a mms instead multiple text messages.
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    AT&T user. I installed Handsent, although it lets you create a group for over 10. It wont send any unless you only have 10 checked to be sent.
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    Unacceptable Answer Droid Razzr Maxx HD

    Yes we come here for help, we have a $700 unit and are refered to an outside source (Handscent or some other)?? Group text are very popular and used to be done w/my old Droid X but can't be done w/the so called upgrade of a phone w/out an outside source??
    I was able to creat a "group" from my contacts but that's all I can do w/that group just look at it. And Handsent has bugs that slow things down and also cause other hic-ups.

    One would think this could be fixed but unless this is fixed, I see non-android in my future
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