Group chats are one of the worst features to be invented for the cellphone. They are annoying, a nuisance, and I do not like them.

With group chats, it’s basically a chat room through texting. Everyone that you add to the chat can send a message whenever they want, and another person in the chat can respond as well. They could even have a little conversation between themselves, or with another person, without having all the recipients engaged.

That’s what pisses me off to no end. The fact that anyone in the chat can have a conversation and you don’t have to be a part of it. BUT, you still get their messages throughout. It’s like your phone is “blowing up”……..and yet it isn’t.

If you don’t agree with me, then picture this. You’re trying to get to sleep the night before a big exam, but your friends are free and want to talk. They start to gossip for HOURS, sending texts back and forth. But, you are getting the play-by-play of EVERYTHING they are talking about.

Granted, you can easily mute your phone so that it only vibrates every time you receive a message. But that’s also annoying too. Hearing a constant buzz for hours would make me go insane.

Having said that, people tell me all the time that I need to get with the times. Group chats are here to stay, and there is nothing I can do about it.

But there is something everyone else can do. IF YOU JUST HAVE TO TELL ME SOMETHING, DON’T PUT ME IN A GROUP CHAT! Just send me a normal text, just to me, and be done with it.

If you ABSOLUTELY need to put me in a group chat, then it better be for an event like planning a surprise party or something. A group chat needs to be for if you need all responses in one, concise place. Then, once that event is over, delete and never remember it again. Plain and simple!


But I would like to know, are you a fan of group chats? Or do you think they are annoying as well? Let me know in the comments below, or on one of The Midwestern Barfly Gazette’s various social media accounts;

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