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SMS: Sending to multiple recipients - problems with delivery reports, and received replies

asked 2014-01-01 02:49:43 +0200

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updated 2014-02-26 07:47:42 +0200

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When sending an SMS message to multiple recipients you now see a message thread and by swiping from the right can view all of the recipients, but unfortunately there is no way to view the delivery report/status to each recipient (which is shown on single messages). Correction: The delivery status can be seen in the individual threads created when sending the group message, but not in the group thread.

The delivery report should be shown alongside the name of each recipient.

In addition, there seems to be some sort of bug relating to replies received for a message sent to multiple recipients.

The problem is with either the first person to reply, or maybe just the first recipient, or both, but their reply will appear in the "multi-recipient" message thread while other replies from other recipients will appear in individual message threads.

Replying to the reply that is in the multi-recipient thread will be sent to ALL recipients, which may not be what you intended, which is most likely to reply ONLY to that single recipient (since this is SMS, and not IM or email, the other recipients will not have received the reply that you did).

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Apparently also if you get a reply to a message that had multiple recipients and open the reply message under the contacts thread in messages, any answer you type in there is sent to all of the recipients of the original message with multiple recipients. This is misleading and potentially dangerous.

euj ( 2014-01-01 02:56:54 +0200 )edit
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any answer you type in there is sent to all of the recipients of the original message with multiple recipients. This is misleading and potentially dangerous.

Hell yes!! God, that sounds like a disaster waiting to happen.

Please Jolla, just do what the N9 did, don't try and be too clever with SMS - KISS. :)

Milhouse ( 2014-01-01 03:04:25 +0200 )edit

any answer you type in there is sent to all of the recipients of the original message with multiple recipients.

So did I just send out very confusing replies to replies on my Happy New Years message? I seriously hope not :P

Tanghus ( 2014-01-01 03:15:08 +0200 )edit

Just checked on my phone, and I can't reproduce any of the issues. My "multi"-message got sent as separate messages and replying to any reply didn't reply to others than the intended.

Tanghus ( 2014-01-01 03:22:37 +0200 )edit

I would turn this issue into a feature request: "Display delivery status on each recipient" or smth like that.

Tanghus ( 2014-01-01 03:23:56 +0200 )edit

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answered 2016-01-01 13:58:53 +0200

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For me this issue is rather a serious bug than a feauture. Also status of the group sms remains as "sending.." and the messages never gets sent (status remains even after os boot) v. 2.0.0.10.

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Up until 2.0.0.10 this had been fixed, but we then got a regression.

strongm ( 2016-01-01 14:05:22 +0200 )edit
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