If you are an SMS enthusiast, you must know how to use the group chat feature.
This isn’t a particular feature that exists only on iPhone and iPad. You can find it on Android and other smartphones that run different OS.
Group messaging is a neat functionality that allows you to send a message to a group of people. Therefore, you can just express one idea, and multiple recipients will be able to get it.
Someone recently asked me if there is a way to send text messages to multiple recipients without adding them to the group chat.
My answer was NO…
…unless your iOS device is jailbroken.
Here is when we narrow down the eligible users who can use this extension.
- You must have Cydia installed
- You need an iPhone or iPad (too obvious)
Okay, now that you have met the eligibility, I’ll show you how below.
Sending text message to a group individually
The developer of IfFound3, CP Digital Darkroom, recently released a free jailbreak tweak called Teardrop.
- The first thing you want to do is go on Cydia
- Go to Sources > Edit > Add
- Enter the following URL: https://repo.cpdigitaldarkroom.com/
- Using the Search feature, type in Teardrop and then Install
Unlike other tweaks, you won’t be able to find any options in the Settings app. Instead, you have to use Activator (pre-included) to quickly assign how you want to trigger Teardrop.
The activation methods are limited to lock screen or home screen only.
Here is a quick example of how to use the Activator tweak.
I’ll assign Teardrop to At Home Screen > Unlocked.
This means that the minute I unlock my iPhone screen, a popup will appear and lets me send mass text messages.
Pretty easy and straightforward isn’t it.
I love using this tweak because again, I’m not forcing anyone to be in a group chat, the text message will be sent as individual thread, and my contacts will not see the numbers of other recipients.
As recommended by the developer, if you’re going to use Teardrop to annoy your friends, please stop if they asked you to do so.
This has the ability to be abused heavily and without a doubt I imagine it’s main purpose will be abuse and I have nothing against that. Just be respective of your friends, if they say stop, maybe consider stopping? IDK Have fun.