How to Make a Group Chat on Snapchat

Snap your friends all at once

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What to Know

  • Launch Snapchat, go to the Friends tab, and tap the speech bubble with a pencil. You'll see a blinking cursor in the To field.
  • Type the name of a friend you want to add to your group, then select it. Repeat for everyone you want to add to the group chat.
  • Tap New Group, enter a name, and tap Chat with Group to create the group and start chatting with chats, snaps, or video chats.

This article explains how to make a group chat on Snapchat so you can message groups of friends.

How to Make a Group Chat on Snapchat

It's easy to make group chats, and you can make as many as you want@!

  1. Open the Snapchat app on your iOS or Android device and sign into your account if necessary.

  2. Navigate to the Friends tab by tapping the speech bubble icon in the bottom left of the screen or by swiping right on the screen.

  3. Tap the speech bubble with the pencil in the top right corner of the Friends tab.

  4. You should see a text cursor blinking in the To: field at the top of the New Chat screen. Start typing the first name or username of a friend you want to add to your group and select it from the list below. Alternatively, scroll down to select the friend manually.

    Adding people to group chat in Snapchat.
  5. Repeat step four for all the friends you want to add to your group. You can add up to 31 friends to a single group.

    If you change your mind about a friend you've added to the To: field, just tap to place the text cursor behind their name and press the backspace button to delete them.

  6. Once you've added all the friends you want in your group, you can optionally name the group by tapping New Group at the top of the screen and typing in a name.

  7. Tap the blue Chat with Group button to create the group. The group chat will automatically open so you can start chatting immediately.

    Naming and using the new group in Snapchat.

How to Manage Your Snapchat Group

You can manage your Snapchat group from within the group chat by tapping the menu icon in the top left of the screen. You'll see a list of friends in the group along with other options that allow you to do the following:

  • Share your location with the group
  • Edit the group name
  • Turn on the Do Not Disturb setting
  • Auto-save group stories
  • Add more friends to the group
  • Leave the group

Once a group has been created, you can't remove friends from it. Each member can only remove themselves from the group by tapping the menu icon in the top left and selecting Leave Group.

Where to Find Your Group

Previous versions of the Snapchat app used to display a Groups tab on the Friends tab, but that feature has since been taken away in more recent versions. If you frequently interact with your group, the group will be listed in your most recent conversations on your Friends tab — the same way that conversations you have with individual friends are listed there.

Just tap the group name from your Friends tab to open the group chat. If you haven't interacted with a group in a while or you cleared your conversations, you can find a group by tapping the magnifying glass or search field at the top of the screen on any tab and doing a search for the group name.

How to Use Your Snapchat Group

There are three main ways to interact with your Snapchat group:

Chat: This is the most obvious and basic group feature. Just tap the group name to open the chat and start chatting by text (with options to send photos, snaps from Memories, Bitmoji stickers and more). Chats sent in groups are automatically deleted after 24 hours.

Snaps: When you take a new photo or video snap through the camera tab, you can select the group name from your friends list to send it to everyone in the group.

Video Chat: You can start video chatting with up to 15 friends in a group from the group chat.

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