With iMessage there is a group chat feature similar to the feature in Whats App. But I can't find a way to add new people to an ongoing group chat.

Is this possible?

  • 1
    There seems to be no ability to add/edit the recipient of an iMessage/SMS text. You can select Edit and then Forward all or parts of an ongoing message to others, but there is no context (who said what).
    – afragen
    Jan 14, 2012 at 17:51
  • i believe you have to wait for iOS 8
    – Macmaniman
    Aug 3, 2014 at 13:56

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No. Its not possible, though its nice feature to add to in next version.

  • Does anyone know if this feature (add/remove to/from group text) will be in the next upgrade?
    – user69885
    Feb 8, 2014 at 23:51

This is possible in Yosemite: just click "Add Contact…" in the Details pane.


You can, go create new message then where it says recipients (or to:) add as many people (On imessage) as you like.

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    That unfortunately only works for new group messages, not to extend existing ones (which is what the asker is looking for).
    – nohillside
    Jun 18, 2013 at 18:41

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