How do I add people to an already existing group chat?

There are currently four people in the chat, three of the members are using an iPhone, and one is using a non-iPhone.

I am trying to add another person to the group chat, how do I do this?


You cannot add people to a group message if one or more of the people does not have an iPhone. You also cannot add people to an already existing iMessage group chat if they do not have an iPhone. In this case, one of the people that was in the group chat doesn't have an iPhone. (You can tell because it doesn't have a FaceTime option next to the call and message button.)


I'm on iOS 10 Beta 7 (14A5345a) and while in the message if you tap on the "i" icon on top right you'll then have a button "+ Add Contact"

  • I'll have to test this before accepting, – TwentyCharMax Aug 22 '16 at 23:10
  • Sure thing, I would've captured a screenshot but since there are other people on there and I'm not sure on how to blur them out therefore I rather chose not to attach one – Pinchus G. Aug 22 '16 at 23:14
  • You can upload it to your computer and use MSPaint(Microsoft paint) to edit it out. I just upgraded to public beta 6 and it won't let me update to iOS 10 PB 7. I'm on iPhone 6 – TwentyCharMax Aug 22 '16 at 23:25
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    @Alex in that case there's a work around by instead of going into that message conversation tap on the new messages icon and type in one of those names who were in the original conversation and you should automatically get suggestions with those people who are already in your previous conversation so by tapping that you'll get back into that thread and also be able to add more users to it. Although it might then start s new conversation thread but that's the way it seems to be like by design since in reality there's an added participant – Pinchus G. Aug 23 '16 at 12:26
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    @Alex this must be due to this one contact that's not on iMessage and I'm that case I'd suggest you to follow the instructions of my previous comment which does work as I've tested it with group messages that does include a combination of users that do and don't have iMessage – Pinchus G. Aug 31 '16 at 8:49

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