How do I send a message / text to an iPhone contact group?

How do I send a message / text to an iPhone contact group?

Contact groups can help organize related contacts on the iPhone, but in iOS 7 these contact groups must be created using iCloud. Even when groups are synced to the iPhone, these default contact groups cannot be used to send a group text message.

iOS 7 does not have this feature built-in. Instead, there are several third-party apps that make it possible to send text messages out to contact groups. Here are some examples:

Connect - Contact Manager for iPhone (Free)
Group SMS ($0.99)
Text 2 Group - Quickly send messages for SMS & iMessage (Free, Pro $0.99)

Stay tuned for new Contacts features in the upcoming release of iOS 8.

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