Sunday, March 1, 2015
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Group chats are great in creating space for your friends and family in one room.
This is the easiest way to communicate with a group of people without having to compose a message and copy-paste it to send one by one. If you want a group conversation, all you have to do is create a group chat. Group chats are also becoming a standard feature for messaging apps including Viber. Viber is one of the top messaging apps for iOS devices.
Start a Viber Group Chat Using Your iOS Devices
Compose a message on Viber using the same steps in writing a message to send individually. Instead of selecting only one contact, you may select up to 99 names to participate in the group. After selecting the members, you can now customize the group chat by adding your own group name. To do this, just go to the group’s Settings at the upper right hand corner. You will have the option of changing the group’s name from there. You can also select a customized background image for your chat. You can choose from Viber’s Background Gallery or choose an image from your phone’s Camera Roll.
Add a Participant
If you have forgotten someone in the group, you can easily add that person in your group chat. There’s no need to start all over again. Again, go to the group’s Settings. Scroll down until you see the “Add More Participants” option. You’ll see this at the bottom of the screen. You can select the names of the people you want to add in the group chat. The old members will be notified if another participant joins the conversation.
Take Advantage of Smart Notifications
If you want to take a break from the never-ending ringing of your phone every time a new message comes in on the group chat, you can use the Smart Notifications from the Settings. This will allow you to only get a single notification for all continuous messages. This is the best thing to do if everyone in the group has something to say and you don’t want to be disturbed by every single notification.
What if you were added to a group chat and you’re too polite to leave the group? For this kind of case, you can “mute” the group instead. When you mute a group, you won’t receive any notification for new messages. You can look for new messages by opening Viber and the said group’s chat. You can disable the Mute option if you want to receive notifications again.
Leave and Delete
If you’ve really had enough and want to stay away from a group chat, you will have the option to leave the group for good. Go to Settings and scroll down to the bottom of the page. The last option there is “Leave and Delete”. Once you have selected this, you will no longer receive messages from that group. You will be asked to choose between Mute and Leave and Delete options before proceeding.