Let's be honest: Group texts suck. I feel like if you ask anyone their true feelings about them, you'll get some fairly unanimous gripes. And yet, we're all still on them. We're even guilty of starting one or two ourselves. But I'll bet many of us are in the same camp, suffering the brunt of getting added to one, and silently praying to make it stop. Sure, sometimes they're necessary — like, when trying to make a dinner reservation or get the final head count for a baseball game. But more often, group texts violate basic texting etiquette rules, only serving to make your friends resent the hell out of you.
It sounds like he was not 'Subscribed' to the group. You can be a member of an Office 365 Group and not be Subscribed. In that case you can view the messages manually, but they will not come to your Inbox. There is a checkbox on the General tab of the Group settings called Subscribe New Members. Group text messages not working correctly? In this video, I show you how to fix issues with group messages going to each individual rather than the group. I have also had issues where texts come in very delayed, I'm talking anywhere from like a half hour to 24 hours later. These are just regular old sms texts, usually brief ones too, not group chats media etc., if that matters.
Getting stuck on a group text with more than say, three people, is like getting stuck in a never-ending, torturous conversation with strangers you feel you can't escape. Of course, the semi-recent 'leave conversation' option for iPhone users was a gift from the gadget gods since nine times out of 10 we never asked to join this ridiculous back-and-forth-and-forth-and-forth. But if you're one of the unfortunate souls whose phone doesn't yet have this option.. my condolences. You're left to wonder when your sanity will return, and whether you're being judged for not participating, and.. who in the world are half the people, anyway?!
The sad, dark truth of it all though, is that group texts are one of the most potent methods for punishing your friends, and (possibly) making them reconsider your friendship in the first place. This guy gets it:
Here's the reasons why group texts are the worst:
1. They Don't Say Anything
Once, I accidentally found myself on an all-dude group text with my boyfriend and some of our mutual friends, and ugh. While exchanges like these occasionally result in some dope dinner plans, usually (as in this case) it's just a competition to see who can make the most boring observations about their day.
2. Reply-All Is A B*tch
We hate it on email, and we hate it in group texts, since it's pretty much a non-negotiable here. In order to avoid this, it would require you taking the extra measure of drafting and sending a whole new text chain, which, let's be honest, you probably won't do. And neither will anyone else. Which is why as a result, you get to hear your best friend's old roommate's cousin's take on their new sundress. Sigh.
3. Sometimes (OK, Usually) They Involve Strangers
WHO ARE YOU, AND WHY ARE YOU IN MY PHONE?!
4. There Is Always A Lag, No Matter What
Meaning, it's impossible to create a real-time conversation, and someone will always be receiving old messages when new ones have already replaced them, and man, can that get annoying.
5. They Make You Resent Your Unemployed (Or Borderline Unemployed) Friends
Guess what's super fun when you have nothing to do but just sit around in sweatpants? Keep a hearty group text going strong! But when you're super busy at work and are already getting pinged left and right with you know, work stuff? Yeah, it's not so fun.
6. They Create Are Way Too Many Side Convos
It's like being at a party, where smaller subgroups tend to happen organically (which is totally fine). Except for this: You're not at a party. You can read everyone's conversations at once, and the topics vary so wildly that it's hard to stay on track.
7. They Usually Involve Exchanging Links
Hi. You have my phone number, right? You probably also have my email address. Here's a tip: Send Internet things to my computer, not my phone. Opening that crap in Safari is a nightmare and eats data.
8. They Frequently Get Intense When You're Busy
Bosses just love when your phone dings like a kid's during super-important meetings. JK, they do not.
9. They Cause Anxiety
So. Many. QUESTIONS AT ONCE.
10. They Stretch Well Into Bedtime Hours
Oh man, all that incessant pinging and buzzing can get super annoying when you keep getting bearded/unbearded selfies all night long, and just wanna shout 'I AM TRYING TO SLEEP HERE!' through your phone. Congratulations on the big shave, buddy. Now leave me alone.
11. They Always Suck You Back In
Yep, there's always a catch: Even if you can leave the conversation, someone else can — and will — add you right back in there. Gah!
12. Your Friends Aren't As Funny As They Think They Are At 2 A.M.
But, hey, neither are you. Time to go back to bed.
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Text messaging has been a significant way of communication ever since the smartphone became popular. However, sometimes some annoying issues may occur which we should pay attention to today. Here’s the thing. In various forums, we can see many complaints like these, “my Samsung phone won’t receive text messages”, “my Galaxy S7 won’t send texts” and many others. Numerous Samsung users are reporting that some or all messages people have sent to them aren’t being received. No warning is sent, and leaving users oblivious.
Whatever, the good news is that this Samsung Galaxy texting problem can be solved with some tricks. So if your Samsung message app is not working, you don’t have to repair or replace your phone and you just need to fix it with the solutions below.
Part 1. Samsung Messaging App Not Working
Problem: Samsung galaxy not receiving text messages.
You can send messages to people, but your Samsung Galaxy phone is not able to get text messages from anyone. Even you try restoring factory reset, forcing app to stop and rebooting the phone, nothing is working.
If factory reset can’t solve it, that’s to say that the problem might not be cased by your phone. Then please try to remove the SIM card from the phone, insert it into another one and check whether the same problem occurs or not. If it reoccurs, then it should be a SIM problem. So you will need to contact your carrier to settle it.
Iphone to iphone green text. Problem: Samsung not receiving text messages from one person.
You are unable to receive text messages from a specific number, but they can receive messages from you.
Usually, when this happens, you should check if this number is blocked by your phone and lies in your Spam List. Go to check it by performing the steps listed below.
- Go into your Messages app, and tap the “More” button and then tap on “Settings”.
- Select Blocked Messages to view the messages that have been blocked.
- Tap on Block List. Here you can remove the number from the list.
Group Texts Not Coming Through On Iphone
Problem: Samsung not receiving long text messages.
You can receive every messages from anyone, except the very long messages regardless sent from an Android or an iPhone.
If you are using Textra as the default messaging app on the Samsung phone, when the above problem happens, you should go to the Settings and turn off Advanced Messaging on your Galaxy phone. After that, go back to Textra and you can see all your messages again – both long and short messages.
Problem: Samsung messages not sending.
If you are only unable to send messages to a certain contact, it’s likely that the problem is caused by your carrier. But if you can’t text to any contacts, it’s difficult to distinguish who is the culprit. However, you can still take the following steps to get rid of the issue.
Those are the measures you should take: 1) rebooting your Samsung phone, 2) clear cache data, and 3) reset your phone to factory reset.
Problem: “Unfortunately, Messages has stopped”.
Every time, you run the messaging app it just crashes and shows you this frustrating error message.
This error message is telling you that the phone messaging app is crashing for some reasons. If your have recently updated your phone system, it may be a firmware issue. Then you should try 1) rebooting the phone into safe mode, 2) clearing the cache data and system caches, and 3) do the reset.
Part 2. Samsung Galaxy Text Notification Not Working
Problem: Samsung Galaxy text notification not working.
You can send and receive texts but text notification is not working on Galaxy S Series or Note Series, so you have to randomly look down at your Samsung to see if there comes a new message.
Make sure messages notification is on, check this by navigating to Settings > Notifications. And also try changing the text notification sound, because the current on may have a problem. If this issue still exists, 1) reboot your phone into Safe Mode, 2) find out and uninstall the app that may cause this issue, and 3) do a factory reset on your phone.
Part 3. Samsung Galaxy MMS Not Downloading
Problem: Failed to download multimedia messages on Samsung S/Note.
When you receive text messages and it is still downloading after a long time.
To avoid the problem that Samsung won’t send or download MMS, you should make sure your phone has an active mobile data connection. Check this by going to Settings > More networks > Mobile networks > turn on the mobile data option. If it’s already switched on, check the APN settings which should match the settings being used by your network.
Part 4. Samsung Galaxy Lost Messages
Problem: Some of your text messages disappeared for some reasons. For example, you accidentally deleted your messages from Samsung Galaxy S9/S8/S7/S6, etc.
Actually, when messages are deleted, they only turns to be invisible, and then disappear completely when being overwritten. To retrieve deleted messages from Samsung phones, you don’t need to look farther than Samsung Data Recovery. It’s a professional data recovery software with high recovery rate. It can recover SMS messages and other Android data from a lot of scenarios like System crash, accidental deletion, factory reset and others.
If you own a Samsung Galaxy phone or any other Android device and have the same matter we mentioned above, then please feel free to comment below and share your solutions. We will be more than glad to assist you with any issue that you may have with your device.