5 ways to message multiple contacts on WhatsApp

5 ways to message multiple contacts on WhatsApp
5 ways to message multiple contacts on WhatsApp
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WhatsApp allows you to send a message to multiple contacts on an Android, iPhone or iPad. If you want all recipients to be able to chat with each other, you can add up to 256 contacts to a chat group. If you don't want the recipients to know that you are sending the message to more than one person, you will need to create a mailing list. If you want to forward something interesting in an ongoing conversation to a few friends, you can use the "Forward" function.

Steps

Method 1 of 5: Create a chat group on an iPhone or iPad

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Step 1. Open WhatsApp on your iPhone or iPad

The WhatsApp app icon looks like a green and white chat bubble with a phone handset inside.

  • Group chats allow you to send messages to several people at the same time. Members will be able to view and reply to all messages sent in the group.
  • If you don't want the users you message to know that they've been added to a group, use the "Create Mailing List on iPhone or iPad" method instead.
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Step 2. Go to the Discussions tab

It's the overlapping chat bubble icon at the bottom right of the screen.

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Step 3. Tap the new message icon

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The new message icon looks like a piece of paper with a pencil on the top right of the screen.

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Step 4. Select New Group

This option is at the top of the list (below the search bar).

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Step 5. Choose the contacts to add

Tap a contact to add a blue and white check mark in the circle next to their name. You can select up to 256 contacts.

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Step 6. Tap Next

This is the option at the top right of the screen.

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Step 7. Enter a discussion subject

The subject of the newsgroup can be up to 25 characters long.

If you want to assign an icon to the chat group, tap the camera icon in the top left and select an image from your phone or tablet

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Step 8. Tap Create

This option is located at the top right of the screen.

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Step 9. Type your message

To start typing, tap the white field at the bottom of the screen.

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Step 10. Press the send icon

The send icon looks like a blue and white airplane and is located at the bottom right of the screen. Tap it to send the message to all group members.

  • Other members can leave the group at any time.
  • Messages from blocked users will still be visible in group chats.

Method 2 of 5: Create a newsgroup on an Android

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Step 1. Open WhatsApp on your Android

To open WhatsApp, tap the green and white chat bubble icon with a phone inside.

  • You can use group chats to send messages to multiple people at the same time. Group members will be able to view and reply to each message sent.
  • If you don't want members to know they've been added to a group, read the "Create Mailing List on Android" method.
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Step 2. Tap the menu icon ⁝

These are the 3 vertically stacked dots at the top right of the screen.

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Step 3. Select New Group from the menu

This option opens your contact list.

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Step 4. Choose contacts

You can add up to 256 contacts to the group. Each time you select a contact, the circle under their name will turn blue.

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Step 5. Tap the green arrow icon

Your list of members will be saved.

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Step 6. Type a subject

The group object can be up to 25 characters long.

If you want, you can assign an icon to the chat by tapping the camera icon in the top left and then selecting an image on your phone or tablet

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Step 7. Tap the green check mark icon

You have just created a discussion group!

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Step 8. Type your message

To start typing, tap the empty field at the bottom of the screen.

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Step 9. Tap the send icon

It is the green and white airplane icon. It is located at the bottom right and allows you to send the message to all group members.

  • Messages from blocked users will still appear in group chats.
  • Members of the group can leave at any time.

Method 3 of 5: Create a broadcast line on an iPhone or iPad

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Step 1. Tap the WhatsApp application icon

Open WhatsApp on your iPhone or iPad by tapping the green and white chat bubble icon with a phone inside. A mailing list allows you to send the same message to multiple people without starting a group chat.

  • Sending a message to a mailing list is like sending the same message manually to different people. Rather than a group message for everyone, individual chats will be created between you and the recipients. Each recipient will know that you have sent the same message to other people.
  • Only contacts with your phone number in their phone book will receive your messages.
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Step 2. Go to the Discussions tab

This tab is at the bottom of the screen and looks like 2 chat bubbles.

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Step 3. Tap Mailing Lists

This option is under the heading Discussions at the top left of the screen.

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Step 4. Choose New List

The option New list is at the bottom of the screen and opens your contact list.

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Step 5. Select the contacts you want to add to the list

Tap a contact to add a blue and white check mark in the circle next to their name. You can select up to 256 contacts.

Your selected contacts won't know you've added them to a mailing list

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Step 6. Tap Create

This option is located at the top right of the screen. Tap it to save the mailing list and create a new message.

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Step 7. Type your message

Tap the white text field on the screen before you type your message and tap the send icon (the blue and white paper icon at the bottom right of the screen). The same message will be sent to all contacts added to the mailing list.

Method 4 of 5: Create a mailing list on Android

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Step 1. Open the WhatsApp application

It's the green and white chat bubble icon with a telephone handset inside. A mailing list lets you send a message to multiple contacts (with each conversation displayed in its own window). Using it, you can send the same message to multiple people without starting a group chat.

  • Sending a message to a mailing list has the same effect as sending the same message manually to different people. One-on-one chats will be created between you and the recipients rather than a group message for everyone. The recipients will know that you sent the same message to other people.
  • Only contacts with your phone number in their phone book will receive the messages you broadcast.
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Step 2. Press the ⁝ menu button

The menu button looks like 3 vertically stacked dots at the top right of the screen.

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Step 3. Select New Broadcast from the menu

A list of your contacts will appear on the screen.

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Step 4. Add contacts to the mailing list

You will see a blue and white check mark appear in the circle next to each selected contact. A mailing list can have up to 256 contacts.

Selected contacts won't know you've added them to a mailing list

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Step 5. Press the green check mark button

Your mailing list will be saved and a new message will be created.

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Step 6. Type and then send your message

Enter the message you want to send in the white text field on the screen. Then press the button Send in the shape of a green and white airplane at the bottom right. The same message will be sent to all the contacts you have added to the mailing list.

Method 5 of 5: Forward a message to multiple contacts

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Step 1. Open WhatsApp on your phone or tablet

It's the green and white chat bubble icon with a phone inside.

  • Use this method to forward a message from one chat to different contacts (up to a maximum of 5).
  • This method works on any Android, iPhone, or iPad.
  • If you often take screenshots of funny or interesting things in chats to share with other users, this method will give you an easier way to do it.
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Step 2. Open the discussion that contains the message to forward

Existing discussions can be found in the tab Discussions of the application.

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Step 3. Long press the message you want to forward

After a few moments, you will see icons appear at the top of the screen.

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Step 4. Select the Transfer option

It's the arrow in the bar at the top of the screen. Tap on it to open your contact list.

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Step 5. Choose up to 5 contacts

If you want to forward the message to more than 5 people, you will only have to repeat this method as many times as necessary. One-on-one chat will begin with each contact.

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Step 6. Press Send Where To transfer.

Which option appears will depend on your version of WhatsApp. Tap it to send the message to the selected recipients.

Advice

  • Group members can leave a newsgroup at any time, while recipients in a mailing list must remove you from their directory to stop receiving your messages.
  • Group discussions are customizable at will. Visit the WhatsApp help page to learn more about the options available.

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