How To Make A Group Chat On Snapchat

Since Snapchat first hit our phones in 2011, it has become one of the most popular social apps of all time.

This multimedia messaging app has become one of the hottest ways to keep in touch with your friends – send pictures and videos, communicate in chats, rack up those all-important streaks, and even read the news!

We often think of Snapchat as an app to communicate with just one individual at a time.

However, if you want to find a way to chat with all of your friends or family in one place, you can make a group chat with other Snapchat users, so the fun never stops!

Want to get in on the action? Here’s how you can make your very own group chat on Snapchat. 

What Is A Group Chat?

With a group chat, you can instantly send messages, videos, and pictures to multiple people at once, rather than just one person.

It’s an easier way to stay connected to a group of people with a mutual interest, and group chats can be used by organizations, friend groups, or families.

If you’re tired of messaging different people the same information, save yourself some time and effort by adding people to your group chat. 

Why Use A Group Chat On Snapchat?

With so many other social media apps to choose from, why would you choose Snapchat as the place to host your group chat? 

The truth is, you can create a group chat on any other platform, and it won’t be too different from having it on Snapchat.

However, if you’re a frequent user of Snapchat (and the people you want to add to your group chat are, too), it can be a convenient way to keep your conversations in one place. 

If you do use Snapchat as the home of your group chat, you’ll also be able to see when other people read your message (through read receipts and also the infamous Bitmojis, that will appear in the chat when someone has the thread open), and you’ll be able to send pictures and videos in real-time (see also “How To Turn Off Read Receipts On Instagram“). 

When you create a group chat on Snapchat, you can also phone and video call each other directly from the chat. Snapchat is a less formal option than other apps like Whatsapp, which makes it better suited to friends and families rather than organizations. 

How To Make A Group Chat On Snapchat

Even if you’ve never made a group chat before, creating one on Snapchat is easy, and it can be done in just a few clicks. Here’s how: 

  1. First, open up the Snapchat app by pressing the logo 
  2. Once opened, you’ll see five logos at the bottom of your screen. Click on the 2nd logo, which should look like a chat bubble 
  3. Once you’ve pressed the chat bubble, press on the three dots symbol in the top right corner of your screen
  4. Now, you’ll see a menu of five options appear at the bottom. Click on the first option called ‘New Chat’. 
  5. Beneath the ‘to’ search bar, you’ll see an option called ‘New Group’, where you can chat with up to 100 people. 
  6. Click on ‘New Group’, and start typing the user names of the people you want to add. You can also change the group nape at the top. 
  7. Once you’ve typed in the names of your members, click on the blue ‘chat’ button at the bottom of the screen, and your group chat will be created! 

You can also add members to your group chat after it has been created. Here’s how: 

  1. Press and open your group chat, and press the group name or icon at the top of the screen 
  2. Click on the ‘add members’ button next to ‘invite via link’ 
  3. Type in the name of the person you want to add or find them in your Snapchat contacts, click on their name, and press ‘done’ to add them to the group 

Mute Or Leave Group Chats On Snapchat

If you’ve ever been part of a group chat before, you’ll know that sometimes, the notifications can get a little crazy. However, if you’re trying to focus on school or work, being hounded by constant notifications is distracting and annoying.

Thankfully, you can mute the notifications in your Snapchat group chat: 

  1. Open your group chat and click on the group name or icon at the top of the screen
  2. Press the three-dot option menu in the top right corner 
  3. Click on ‘message notifications’ 
  4. Either choose ‘mentions only’ (this means you’ll only be notified if someone tags you in a message), or choose ‘silent’ which will mute all of your notifications. 

You may also find yourself a part of a group chat that you don’t like. If you’re ready to leave a chat, you can do so in just a few clicks: 

  1. Click on the group chat, and press the group name or icon on the screen
  2. Click on the three-dot menu in the top right corner
  3. Click on ‘leave group’, which should be the first option marked in red font 
  4. Press the ‘leave’ button in the ‘leave group’ window to confirm

Note: If you leave a Snapchat group chat, other members will be able to see that you’ve left. 

Final Thoughts

Snapchat fast become one of the most popular social media apps, and it paved the way for a new style of communication which many other apps have tried to replicate.

However, there’s just no beating this infamous platform, which remains a favorite for both adults and kids alike to communicate on.

If you want to chat to your friends and family in one place, follow the simple steps above to create your own Snapchat group chat with other Snapchat users.

If the people you’d like to invite are Snapchat users yet, you can send them an invite link to your chat via message, which will help them create an account! Happy snapping!

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