How to Send a Mass Text on iPhone without Recipients Seeing Each Other?
June 23, 2021 5:01 PM   Subscribe

I want to compose a text message once, send it to multiple contacts, and not have them see the other recipients like in a group text. Is this possible on iPhone using any apps? How about jailbreak apps or tweaks?
posted by gzimmer to Computers & Internet (5 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Copy and paste into separate messages?
posted by tilde at 5:02 PM on June 23, 2021 [4 favorites]

You might be able to do it using Shortcuts.
posted by neilbert at 5:18 PM on June 23, 2021

If you know who the carriers are for your contacts' mobile numbers, you can try emailing them using the BCC:

* AT&T:
* T-Mobile:
* Sprint:
* Verizon: or
* Virgin Mobile:

There are carrier lookup websites if you need to figure out what company the number belongs to.

You can test this out on yourself, adjust accordingly.
posted by Seboshin at 6:01 PM on June 23, 2021 [1 favorite]

Response by poster: @neilbert
I just found this:
which is a few years old, so it might not work, but I'll give it a shot next time I have this problem. Thanks for the jumping off point!
posted by gzimmer at 6:03 PM on June 23, 2021

The messaging app on my Android phone ("Messages", by Google, so generally any Android phone should be able to run it) has an option to send group texts as a single group text to everyone together, or as a "mass text" sent out individually. If you can't get it to work on an iPhone maybe it'd be worth temporarily using an Android device? I make no claims about any iMessage implications that this approach may or may not have.
posted by Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drug at 7:09 PM on June 23, 2021 [2 favorites]

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