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How to Create a Group Chat on Messenger

To create a group chat on Messenger, you need to tap on the edit icon followed by “Create a new group”.

After you’ve tapped on “Create a new group”, you need to add members to the group.

Lastly, tap on “Create” to create the group and start chatting!

When you add someone to a group chat, they won’t be notified of it yet.

Only after you’ve sent a message, they’ll be able to see the group on their chat list.

Hence, you need to make sure to send a message to the group chat after you’ve created it.

Otherwise, the group won’t be created and you’ll have to add all of the members again.

Here’s how to create a group chat on Messenger:

  1. Tap on the edit icon
  2. Tap on “Create a new group”
  3. Start adding members to your group and create it
  4. Start chatting

1. Tap on the edit icon

Start a chat on Messenger

Firstly, you need to open the Facebook Messenger mobile app.

You can also use the Facebook Messenger desktop app for this.

For the purpose of this guide, we’ll use the Messenger mobile app instead.

After you’ve opened the app, you need to log in to the account that you want to create the group chat.

Once you’ve logged in, tap on the edit icon on the top navigation bar of the app.

2. Tap on “Create a new group”

Create a group on Messenger

After you’ve tapped on the edit icon, you’ll land on the “New message” page.

On the page, you’ll see a suggested list of Facebook friends.

Now, you’ll be able able to send a message or create a new group.

To send a message, simply tap on the user that you want to text.

Since you’re looking to create a group chat, you need to tap on “Create a new group”.

3. Start adding members to your group and create it

After you’ve tapped on “Create a new group, you’ll land on the “New group” page.

The page contains a list of suggested Facebook friends that you can add to your group.

Now, you need to select the users that you want to add to your group.

You can do so by scrolling down the list of suggested Facebook friends and selecting the ones that you want to add.

Alternatively, you can search for the users that you want to add using the search bar and select them.

You can also add a group name by entering it into the “Group name (optional)” field.

If you don’t include a group name, the name of the group will be automatically set as the names of the users in the group.

For example, if the group contains two other users, their names will be automatically set as the group name (e.g., John, Tom).

Once you’ve selected the users that you want to add to your Messenger group, tap on “Create” on the top navigation bar.

4. Start chatting

After you’ve tapped on “Create”, the users that you’ve previously selected will be added to the group.

However, the group isn’t fully created yet.

This is because you haven’t sent a message yet.

If you don’t send a message, the group will not be created.

If you happen to leave without sending a message, you’ll have to create the group again.

In addition, the process requires you to add all of the users once more.

Hence, you need to make sure to send a message to the group before you exit the app.

Use the chat bar, type a message, and send it to the group chat.

After you’ve sent the message to the group chat, the users that you’ve added to the group will be notified of it (if they’ve turned on their Messenger notifications).

They’ll be able to see the group on their chat list.

Conclusion

Creating a group chat on Messenger on iPhone/Android is simple as you just need to select who you want to add.

Keep in mind that you can add almost anyone to a Messenger group chat.

You don’t have to be someone’s friend on Facebook to add them to a group chat on Messenger.

You can do so by searching for the user’s name using the search bar.

When you do, there’ll be multiple sections on the search results.

This includes “Following on Instagram”, “More people on Messenger”, “More on Instagram”, and “Discover”.

If you can’t find the user, you can add them on Facebook before you try searching for them.

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