In today's fast world, smartphones help us in effective communication. Be it with friends or for business, without a smartphone we cannot think about effective communication nowadays.iPhone from Apple is the go to phone among all kinds of people. Long queues in front of Apple stores when a new iPhone is released every time in the market is the proof. With many using iPhone's, they will want to chat with a group of friends, colleagues and customers at a time. That is called group chat.
In a group chat, we can add several people and start a group discussion on business, education,playing and anything else. This kind of chatting capabilities is very useful, and hence people are crazy about doing group chat. In this article, let's see how to create a group chat on iPhone by using iMessage, ezTalks Meetings and viber, with detailed instructions for you to follow.
Apple iMessage is the default app for communication and chat on iPhone. It is also the most used app for communicating with contacts. Hence, it's better to use it as you will be able to chat with most of your contacts as long as they have Apple devices. Apple iMessage can be used to send messages, audios, videos and images to individuals or groups. If the person to whom you send messages does not use iMessage, then your content will be sent as SMS or MMS.
Let's see how to start a group chat on iPhone via iMessage
Step 1: First, start iMessage app from the home screen of iPhone.
Step 2: Tap on the "Pencil & Paper" icon to initiate a chat.
Step 3: Tap the "+" icon to add recipients.
Step 4. Tap on the message editor to enter your message or add an image, a video or audio, and then tap the "Send".
Step 5. Those whom you have added as recipients will receive your message from iMessage.
Apart from creating a group chat on iPhone, if you want to know how to name a group chat on iPhone, follow the tip here. All you need is to tap on that group message, select "Details" and then tap "Group Name," add a new name and tap "done." You have changed the group chat name on iPhone.
Well, it is how you can do group chatting using Apple's iMessage. Following steps are given above, it's very simple to invoke iMessage and start a group chat on iPhone.
ezTalks Meetings is a very useful group chat tool with your colleagues, friends, dear ones or professional contacts. All you need to be aware to use eztalks Meetings is that you need an active account there. Thus, if you do not have one, create one right now and start group chats efficiently and effortlessly.
Compared to iMessages, ezTalks Meetings turns out to be more powerful and feature-rich. It enables you to do audio and video group chat in HD Quality. It can also record group chats, share screen, files, and images, share interactive whiteboard, schedule group chat. What's more, it empowers you to create a group chat on iPhone which consists of up to 100 participants for free. If you upgrade to its premium version, you can start a group chat which consists of up to 500 participants.
You need to download and install eztalks Meetings app from iTunes app store before you can start using it. As we mentioned before, eztalks Meetings gives you a free version with which you can chat with up to 100 contacts with a maximum talk time of 40 minutes.
Lets' see the steps on how to create group chat on iPhone with ezTalks Meetings
Step 1. Download ezTalks Meetings app and install it on your iPhone.
Step 2. Create an account in ezTalks Meetings, or you can simply use your Facebook or Google account.
Step 3. Once you get an account, log into this app. And then, click Start A Meeting to enter a virtual personalized group chat room. If you want to have a video group chat, you ought to place camera, speaker and microphone in the right places.
Step 4. Then, you can add someone to a group chat on iPhone. Share the group chat room number to your colleagues, friends or others or send emails with ezTalks Meetings to invite them to attend the group chat.
It's very simple to use ezTalks Meetings for you to start a group chat, no matter whether it is an audio one or video one. Get interested? You can go to ezTalks official website to get a better understanding.
Viber is another powerful communication tool available for iPhone. It is very famous among youngsters. It is literally like WhatsApp. Having Viber installed on your iPhone will help you.
We shall see how to use Viber to create group chats on iPhone.
Step 1. Enter the chat session screen.
Step 2. Tap on the "Compose Icon".
Step 3. Start adding contacts. Viber allows up to 199 contacts or phone numbers in a group chat.
Step 4. Start sending messages, videos, audios and images.
If you want to add more participants then,
Step 5. Open the group chat
Step 6. Tap on the group chat name then swipe left
Step 7. Select contacts icon or scroll down and tap "Add participants button" to add more contacts.
The person who creates the group chat will be added as the admin for that chat by viber. Only he can add or remove participants in this group chat. But you can assign admin rights to those whom you want to give this right by tapping "Add Admin" button.
As an admin, you can add contacts, remove contacts, delete group chat. You can also change the group chat name, add/remove group icon and do much more as an admin do much more. So be cautious on to whom you assign this right in your group chat.
Group chat apps are a craze among all. On iPhone, the above covered are the most important and useful group chat tools that most of iPhone users are using to reach out to colleagus, friends, customers and others.
Before I end this article, I want to write about do's and don'ts of group chatting. It is important because, technical knowledge of how to do a group chat on iPhone is one thing, but, while doing a group chat, we need to follow bare minimum etiquette so that our group chat becomes a happy one.
1. Make sure you add only those whom you want to be in this discussion
2. Be clear on why you have initiated this group chat and what purpose?
3. Never allow anyone to use any impolite, foul or threatening language
4. Be concise in your discussion and to the point. You need to respect all your chat participants' time.
If you follow points mentioned above, then you will enjoy your group chats every time you initiate one and participants will also not hesitate to join but will hesitate to leave from your group chat. Hope this article helped you to use group chat tools mentioned above to create a group chat effortlessly.