How to Send Messages on Galaxy S20 as Group Conversation

The new Samsung Galaxy S20 has Messages as the default messaging application. Through this app, you can send and receive text messages, voice messages, photos and videos. The Galaxy S20’s built-in messaging application is already capable of group text messaging. If you’re into group chats, then there’s no need for you to download third-party group text message apps as you can use the stock messaging app on your phone instead. In case you need some help getting started, I have prepared a simple guide for you to follow. Here’s a quick walkthrough on how to send messages on Galaxy S20 as group conversation.

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Steps to Send Messages on Galaxy S20 as Group Conversation

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The following steps will activate a multimedia messaging feature on the new Samsung Galaxy S20 that lets you send messages as group conversation. You can refer to the provided screenshots in case you’re having trouble navigating through sub-menus. Here’s how it works.

  1. Open the Messages app.

    The Messages app screen is usually lined up among other main app icons from the Home screen of your phone.
    Just unlock your phone to get to the main apps panel then tap the Messages app icon to launch the application.

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  2. From the Messages app main screen, tap the quick Menu icon.

    It’s represented by a triple-dot figure located on the upper-right side of the Messages app screen.
    Tapping this icon will launch a list of options.

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  3. Scroll down and tap Settings.

    The Messages settings screen will be displayed next.
    On this screen you will see the app’s settings to manage.

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  4. Tap More settings to proceed.

    A list of additional settings will show up next.

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  5. Tap Multimedia messages.

    On the next screen, you will see MMS settings and features.

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  6. Toggle the switch next to Group conversation.

    Activating this feature will prompt your device to send messages as group conversations by default.

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Should you prefer to use third-party group messaging apps to process group conversations on your new Samsung smartphone, you can download any compatible apps from the Play Store. Among the leading brands include but not limited to WhatsApp, WeChat, Telegram, Slack, Google Hangouts, Messenger, and GroupMe.

With these apps, you can send and receive more than just plain text messages but also multimedia contents. 

Just be sure to connect your phone to a stable Wi-Fi network as these apps typically require internet connection to send and receive messages. If Wi-Fi networks aren’t available, then you can activate mobile data and go online using cellular data networks. This however may result in incurring additional charges unless you’re subscribed to a postpaid data plan.

If you wish to change the default messaging app on your phone, just head on over to Settings-> Apps & notifications-> Default apps menu then tap to select the default app that you want to change, which in this case is the stock Messages app. Then tap to select your preferred third-party messaging app to use by default.

And that covers everything in this tutorial. Please keep posted for more comprehensive tutorials, tips and tricks that will help you make the most of your new Samsung galaxy s20 smartphone. 

You can also check out our YouTube channel to view more smartphone video tutorials and troubleshooting guides.ALSO READ: How to Authenticate Play Store Purchases on Galaxy S20

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