Send a message to all Facebook‐friends

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Send a message to all Facebook‐friends
Send a message to all Facebook‐friends
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This wikiHow teaches you how to send a group message on Facebook using a computer, phone, or tablet. Although Facebook limits the posts to 150 people, you can still create multiple group posts with the same content until you've reached all your friends. If you use Facebook on your computer, you also have the option to create a Facebook group, which allows you to reach more people by posting instead of chatting.

Steps

Method 1 of 3: Send a group message in the Messenger app

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Step #1. Open Messenger

This app icon looks like a blue speech bubble with a white lightning bolt in it. You can find this app on your home screen, in the app drawer, or by doing a search.

  • With Facebook, you can only add 150 recipients to one message. If you have more than 150 friends, you will need to create multiple posts to reach everyone.
  • If you need to create more than one message, you may find it helpful to compose your message in another app, such as the Notes app or Google Keep app, so that you can easily paste it into multiple messages.
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Step #2. Tap on the 'New Chat Message' icon

This is a white pencil icon on Android and a white icon with a black pencil on a black square on an iPhone or iPad. It's in the top right corner of your screen.

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Step 3. Select friends to record

You can type names in the field at the top of the screen and/or select friends from the list.

  • Tap Ok once you've selected your friends.
  • You may need to tap Group in the top right corner to add friends.
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Step 4. Type your message

To start typing, tap the typing field at the bottom of the screen to open the keyboard.

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Step 5. Tap on the 'Send' button

This is the paper airplane in the lower right corner. This will send the message.

  • If someone replies to the message, all included recipients will see the reply.
  • If you want to contact more than 150 people, you can repeat these steps or check out the 'Add friends to a Facebook group' method.

Method 2 of 3: Send a group message using a web browser

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Step 1. Go to https://www.facebook.com in a web browser

Sign up now if you are not already logged into your account.

  • With Facebook, you can only add 150 recipients to one message. If you have more than 150 friends, you will need to create multiple posts to reach everyone.
  • If you need to create more than one message, you may find it helpful to compose your message in another app, such as the Notes app or Google Keep app, so that you can easily paste it into multiple messages.
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Step 2. Click on the 'Messages' icon

This app icon looks like a blue speech bubble with a white lightning bolt in it and is located in the top right corner. Now a menu will appear.

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Step #3. Click New Group

You will now see a window appear.

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Step 4. Give the group a name (optional)

You do this by clicking in the Name your group text field and typing a name.

You also have the option to add an icon for the group by clicking + next to the name field

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Step 5. Add up to 150 friends to the message

You can click names in the list and/or type names in the Search for people to add list.

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Step 6. Click Create

The window closes and a chat window opens.

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Step 7. Type your message and press ↵ Enter or ⏎ Return.

All group members will receive the message in their inboxes.

When someone replies to the post, all members of the group can see his or her comment

Method 3 of 3: Add friends to a Facebook group

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Step 1. Navigate to https://facebook.com on your computer

This method allows you to create a new Facebook Group, which is different from sending a group message. Group messages have a limit of 150 recipients, but groups allow you to reach all your friends who have group notifications turned on.

  • If you have many friends, you may not be able to add them all at once.
  • Anyone you invite to the group will be notified that they've been added. They are also given the option to leave the group if they do not wish to be included.
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Step #2. Click on Groups

You'll find this on the left side of your screen.

If you don't see this option, click your profile picture to open your own Facebook page, click the More tab below your cover image, and then click Groups on the menu

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Step #3. Click Create Group

It's in the top right corner of the page.

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Step 4. Type a name for the group

You'll probably want to include your name and/or the purpose of the group in the title so as not to confuse your friends.

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Step 5. Select Secret from the 'Select privacy' menu

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Step 6. Type the friends you want to add

As you type, suggestions for friends appear below your cursor. Click on the name to add that person.

You'll see a list of suggested friends to the right of your group message if you have friends you missed in the previous step. Click on the names to add them to the group

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Step 7. Check the box next to 'Pin to Shortcuts'

This will add your group to the "Shortcuts" menu in the left pane.

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Step 8. Click on the note icon

It's the little blue icon to the far right of the "Add some people" field. Lets you type a message for your invitees to see.

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Step 9. Type a message (optional)

If you hit the invite limit before adding all your friends, skip this step and post to the group. Otherwise, enter a message here that you'd like to appear in the inboxes of each friend you've added.

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Step 10. Click Create

This creates the group and adds the selected friends.

If you entered a message in the last step, it will now be sent. If you don't need to add more people, you can even skip the rest of this method

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Step 11. Click on the Facebook icon to return to the feed

It's the white 'F' in the top left corner.

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Step 12. Click on your group name under 'Shortcuts'

This will open your group.

If you haven't been able to add all your friends before, add the rest using the 'INVITE MEMBERS' box on the right side of the page

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Step 13. Post something in the group

After you've added everyone you want, type your message in the Write something box at the top of the page and click the Post button. This sends a notification to the majority of group members, who can then click or tap the notification to see what you've written.

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