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Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by spacekowby, Jan 27, 2016.

  1. spacekowby

    spacekowby Lurker
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    Hi, are there any messaging apps that will allow you to opt out of a group text?

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  2. spacekowby

    spacekowby Lurker
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    Or if not opting out, just to mute the alerts.

  3. spacekowby

    spacekowby Lurker
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    Wow, 148 views and no suggestions! Well I found a messaging app called "Textra" that can silence alerts on a text conversation. You still get the text but no alerts which is ok.
  4. fdbryant3

    fdbryant3 Android Expert

    Hangouts also lets you mute conversations.
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  5. dvhttn

    dvhttn Android Expert

    Surely it's up to the 'sending' side to not send you the text? As they are the ones who define the 'group'. Any app on the receiving side would just, as you say is fine, not tell you you have a text or block the contact that was sending the texts.

  6. Stuntman

    Stuntman Android Expert

    If the way they are sending is based on the recipient list that they themselves receive, when they reply to the group, they are probably replying to the entire recipient list. What you can do is reply to the group text asking that the group remove you from it.

    It would be dependent on the application. In WhatsApp, the person who defines the group has control regarding who is in the group. As a recipient, you cannot remove yourself from the group because you did not define it.

    With Hangouts, anyone can remove themselves from a group. Groups aren't owned by the creator. In Hangouts, a friend of mine had a different issue. He wants to remove someone (other than himself) from the group, but cannot. He would have to create a new group without the people he wants removed. Hangouts just manages groups differently.

    Which messaging app/system are you using where you want to remove yourself from a group message thread?

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