- Naming group text is easier than you think
- Rename group chats on iOS
- How to Change Group Chat Names on Android
Naming group text is easier than you think
Smartphone users have group chats to communicate with colleagues, friends, family and for many other purposes, but it can be difficult to keep them all in order.
Giving your group chat a clear name for everyone to see is a great way to differentiate it from other group text conversations. Read on to find out how to name a group chat on iOS and Android.
The information below should apply no matter who made your Android phone: Samsung, Google, Huawei, Xiaomi, etc.
Rename group chats on iOS
If the Android user is part of an iOS group chat, the members won’t be able to change the name.
Open a conversation in a group chat in iMessage †
Select information icon in the top right corner of the screen.
Enter group chat name where indicated.
Select Finished †
The name of the group chat is displayed at the top of the text conversation. All iOS members can see a receipt for who renamed the group chat and to what.
How to Change Group Chat Names on Android
Regular Android text messaging apps usually don’t include settings to rename group chats. Google’s messaging app, while capable of performing group chats, does not support group chat names and does not support branded messaging apps on the most popular Android devices.
The best way to distinguish between different groups is to look at the names of the contacts listed among the members of the group chat. You may need to add new contacts to your phone to keep things organized.
However, Android owners can use other Android messaging services, such as Google Hangouts, which allow users to call a group chat.
Those using iOS devices can also download the Google Hangout app for use with iOS and Android contacts. These users can also rename the group chat from their iOS device.
Open Google Hangouts and start chatting in a group chat.
Press three dots icon in the top right corner of the screen.
Click parameters: and then press Conversation name †
Enter a name for the group chat in the pop-up window, then click Save †
The name of the group chat is displayed at the top of the text conversation. All participants can see the receipt of who changed the group chat name and what.