How to use broadcast lists

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You can use broadcast lists to send a message to several contacts at once.
Broadcast lists are saved lists of contacts that you can repeatedly message without having to select the contacts each time.
Note: Broadcast lists aren't supported on Windows, Mac, or Web.

Broadcast list requirements


  • Make sure all contacts in the broadcast list have saved your number in their address book.
  • You can create as many broadcast lists as you like.
  • You can include up to 256 contacts in each broadcast list.

Create a broadcast list

  1. Tap
    more options
    > New broadcast.
  2. Search for or select the contacts you want to add.
  3. Tap
    check mark
    .
Recipients receive a message from your broadcast list as an individual message from you in their Chats tab. Their reply will also appear as an individual message and won’t be sent to other contacts in the broadcast list.
Note:
  • Only people who’ve added you to their phone's contacts will receive your broadcast message.
  • If someone isn’t receiving your broadcast messages, ask them to add you to their contacts.
  • Broadcast lists are a one-to-many communication. If you want your recipients to participate in a group conversation, create a group chat instead.

Edit a broadcast list

  1. From the Chats tab, tap your broadcast list.
  2. Tap
    more options
    > Broadcast list info.
  3. In the broadcast list info screen you can:
    • Change the name of your broadcast list by tapping
      more options
      > Change broadcast list name. Enter the new name of your broadcast list > OK.
    • Add recipients to the list by tapping Edit recipients. Search for or select the contacts you want to add >
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    • Remove recipients by tapping Edit recipients > Tap the "x" in the contact’s profile picture >
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Delete a broadcast list

  1. From the Chats tab, tap your broadcast list.
  2. Tap
    more options
    > Broadcast list info > Delete broadcast list > Delete.
    • Check the box if you’d also like to delete media received from the device gallery.

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