Replying to a message in a group

Apple iPhone 6S Plus on iOS 15.4.0

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While in a group chat in your messages app, you can respond to a specific message in a thread of messages.

  1. Step 1/6

    From a group text message, press and hold the message you would like to reply to.

    Note: You can reply to a message to start a message thread within the group to keep all messages for a certain topic in one thread.

    Note: All devices in the group will need to be on iOS 14 in order for the threaded message to show up for all group participants.

    The indicator is in the center.
  2. Step 2/6

    Tap Reply.

    The indicator is in the center.
  3. Step 3/6

    Enter your reply

    Note: All messages not in the current thread with be temporarily blurred out so that you can focus on the message thread.

    The indicator is towards the bottom.
  4. Step 4/6

    Tap the Send icon.

    The indicator is towards the right.
  5. Step 5/6

    Tap outside of the message thread to return to the group chat.

    The indicator is in the center.
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    There are no indicators associated with this step.

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