Group Messaging: How to Name a Group Chat on iPhone

With Messages on the iPhone, you can send a message to a group of people rather than copying and pasting the same information into several separate texts. Group iMessages allow everyone in the conversation to communicate with each other and share information, mute notifications, or leave the group as they see fit. If you belong to or have started several group iMessage conversations, it's important to be able to see at a glance which chat is which, so you don't send the wrong comment to the wrong group! Let's get started learning how to name a group chat on your iPhone so you can keep track of who's who in your group messages. 

Related: How to Create Group Messages on the iPhone

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You can only name group iMessages, not MMS messages. This means that all members of the group need to be iPhone users or signed into iMessages on an Apple device such as a Mac or iPad. To create and name your group:

  • Open your Messages app.
  • Tap on the + sign to create a new message.

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  • Type and send your first message.
  • After you've sent your first message, tap the i in the upper-right corner of your display.

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  • Now you'll see the option Enter a Group Name, tap it.
  • After you've named your group, tap Done.

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If you have a group text you've previously created that you'd now like to name:

  • Open the conversation and click on the i icon at the upper right of your display.
  • Tap on Enter a Group Name and then name your group.

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  • Tap Done.

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Leanne Hays is a Feature Web Writer at iPhone Life.  She loves reading and blogging, and is never without a book in her purse or an audiobook on her phone. Short-term goals include finishing painting her house and starting an aquaponics farm, long-term goals include a bike tour of Italy and writing a novel.