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what happened to sending one text to multiple contacts?

What happened to sending one text to multiple contacts? It was there until the last update.

This is a extremely useful feature but they disabled it again. I understand that a "group text" can be useful but sending the same message to several people who do not know each other is something I do quite often and they do not need to join a group discussion from a randomly generated number in order to reply to just me.

 

 

james bames

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Hey James! The "broadcast message" option is still available on Android and web. Where are you experiencing these issues?

Valeria TextNow Support 0 votes
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Hi James,

I'm afraid that the Broadcast message option is not currently available on our iOS app, but we appreciate knowing that you are interested in this feature and will be sure to looking into potentially making it available in the future.

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OK. I don't suppose there is a way to revert back to the last IOS version of textnow when "broadcast message" was still working is there? 

 

james bames 0 votes
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Hey James! Apologies for the confusion. The "broadcast" option is available on iOS! Can you confirm what version you have installed? 

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8.33.0... I just tried creating a text message with two contacts again but "create group" is still the only option I am given. The little toggle switch icon to "broadcast" or whatever is no longer there on my iPhone 5.

Maybe I'm doing something incorrectly but it did used to work.

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If you were referring to my IOS it's 9.3.4 and it will remain there. Apple purposely and apologetically renders older devices obsolete with the last few IOS updates. 

If I update the IOS my device will operate slower. The dictation will rarely function properly and my battery life will be cut in half. Just to encourage me to buy a newer Apple device.

james bames 0 votes
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I was referring to your TextNow app version, don't worry! 

This is strange behaviour. Would you be able to uninstall the app and reinstall it? 

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I just finished uninstalling my TextNow app, restarting my phone and then downloading and reinstalling the TextNow app and, sadly, I am getting the same result. 

1) I click the pencil and paper icon to go to the New Message screen.

2) I enter two or more contacts.

3) The "New Message" at the top of the page changes to " "Group Message" and the "Send" tab changes to "Create Group"

4) I remain disappointed and sad. lol

james bames 0 votes
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OK, can I ask you send me a screen recording of you attempting to broadcase and not being given the option, to community@textnow.com? I would like to escalate this for you! 

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