Send a message to multiple contacts on WhatsApp

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Send a message to multiple contacts on WhatsApp
Send a message to multiple contacts on WhatsApp
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In WhatsApp, you can send a message to multiple people using the 'Sending List' and 'Groups' options. Before you can send your message to multiple contacts, you will need to add the contacts to a mailing list or group chat, using your iPhone or Android device.

Steps

Method 1 of 4: Using a mailing list on iOS

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Step #1. Tap on WhatsApp

With a mailing list, you can send a message to multiple people, keeping each conversation separate.

  • The recipients will not see that you have also sent your message to others.
  • Only contacts with your number in their address book will be able to receive a message via a mailing list.
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Step #2. Tap on Chats

It's at the bottom of your screen and looks like two speech bubbles.

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Step #3. Tap on Mailings

It's in the top left corner of your screen.

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Step #4. Tap on New List

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Step 5. Tap on contacts to add them

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Step 6. Tap on Create

This will create the mailing list and open the message screen.

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Step 7. Type your message

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Step 8. Tap on the send icon

Your message will now be sent to the contacts you have selected.

A mailing list message will not be sent to people who have blocked you

Method 2 of 4: Using a mailing list on Android

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Step #1. Tap on WhatsApp

With a mailing list, you can send a message to multiple people, keeping each conversation separate.

  • The recipients will not see that you have also sent your message to others.
  • Only contacts with your number in their address book will be able to receive a message via a mailing list.
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Step #2. Tap on the menu button

It looks like three dots and is in the top right corner of your screen.

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Step #3. Tap on New List

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Step #4. Tap on contacts to add them

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Step 5. Tap the green button with the check mark

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Step 6. Type your message

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Step 7. Tap on the send icon

Your message will now be sent to the contacts you have selected.

A mailing list message will not be sent to people who have blocked you

Method 3 of 4: With a group chat on iOS

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Step #1. Tap on WhatsApp

With a group chat you can send a message to several contacts, where everyone can see messages from all other group members.

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Step #2. Tap on Chats

It's at the bottom of your screen and looks like two speech bubbles.

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Step #3. Tap on New Group

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Step #4. Tap on contacts to add them

You can add up to 256 group members

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Step 5. Tap on Next

It's in the top right corner of your screen.

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Step 6. Enter a subject for your group

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Step 7. Tap on Create

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Step 8. Type your message

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Step 9. Tap on the send icon

Your message will now be sent to the contacts you selected and the group chat can begin.

Blocked contacts can still send and receive messages through a group chat

Method 4 of 4: With a group chat on Android

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Step #1. Tap on WhatsApp

With a group chat you can send a message to several contacts, where everyone can see messages from all other group members.

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Step #2. Tap on the menu button

It looks like three dots and is in the top right corner of your screen.

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Step #3. Tap on New Group

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Step #4. Tap on contacts to add them

You can add up to 256 group members

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Step 5. Tap on the green button with the arrow to the right

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Step 6. Enter a subject for your group

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Step 7. Tap on the green button with the check mark

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Step 8. Type your message

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Step 9. Tap on the send icon

Your message will now be sent to the contacts you selected and the group chat can begin.

Blocked contacts can still send and receive messages through a group chat

Tips

  • You can add up to 256 people to a group chat.
  • Group members can drop out of a group conversation at any time, while the recipients of a mailing list must first remove you from their address book to stop receiving messages.
  • Group chats are very easy to customize. Click here to learn more about the group chat options.

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