10 Annoying Things That Always Happen in a Group Text

Ugh, group texts.

They're meant to be a fun way to stay in contact with all your friends at the same time, but in reality they're pretty annoying. No one seems to know the proper etiquette, which just results in your phone dinging every 15 seconds as another message rolls in.

We don't love group texts, and we'll tell you why. Keep scrolling for 10  annoying things that always happen in a group text.

1. You're always added into the most random group texts. Of course you have one for your BFFs, but suddenly you've been added to 10 different chats that don't really have anything to do with you. We do not need a group text for sixth period chemistry, Linda!!

The girls of Pretty Little Liars all looking at their phones after receiving a message from A

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2. Once you're added, it's hard to get out of. Sure, you can technically remove yourself, but how do you just peace out of the entire chat without looking completely rude?

3. Plus, while you're worried about the chats you are in, you're also worried about the chats you aren'in. Group texts cause FOMO because you're constantly wondering if you've been left out of a chat. Does your friend group have a text without you? Why are they all checking their phones at the same time? What kind of conspiracy is this?!

4. Even when you're in the chat, things aren't much better. Texts always seem to roll in at the most inconvenient times, causing an incessant beeping on your phone at the precise moment that you're unable to check it.

5. And once you can check the group text, you have to read back through a hundred messages just to understand what everyone's talking about.

Pretty Little Liars: Spencer staring at her phone

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6. There's always that one person who needs to share every single second of their day. Their messages aren't even relevant anymore, it's just random pictures of their coffees, or a thought that ran through their head, but you still have to waste your time reading it.

7. And don't even get us started on reactions. They add the same amount of notifications, but now you have to open the message just to see that so-and-so "thumbs-upped" another person's message. Who cares?

Pretty Little Liars Phone

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8. Nothing ever seems to get accomplished in the group chat. There are too many people. Either everyone's talking at once and totally confusing the discussion, or no one responds at all, which is equally as humiliating.

9. And if people are ignoring you, it's really, really obvious. Not getting a response from one friend is bad enough, but not getting a response from all five at the same time? Yikes.

10. Basically, apart from very rare occasions, group texts don't really serve a purpose. We could happily live without them, especially considering we don't need 10,000 notifications on our phone all at one time.


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