You may have group conversations in Messages with your closest friends, family members or business associates. One way to customize a group conversation is to give it a descriptive name. But as of iOS and iPadOS 14, another way is to set a group photo, emoji or Memoji.
By customizing your group conversation, you can make it stand out so it’s easier to find in the message list. Or you might simply add a photo for something fun and entertaining. Either way, it’s easy to do. Here’s how to set a group conversation photo in Messages for iPhone and iPad.
How to add a group photo in Messages
The nice thing about adding customizing your group conversation in Messages is that you can use a photograph, emoji or even Memoji. This lets you apply an image that fits your group.
- Open Messages on your iPhone or iPad
- Now select the group chat whose appearance you’d like to personalize.
- At the top, tap the arrow to expand the available options under the group name or number of participants, then select the Info icon.
- Now choose the option labeled with the text “Change Name and Photo”.
- The next screen is divided by the types of images you can add. You can quickly pick one of the suggestions, an icon or emoji under More, or scroll down and choose a Memoji.
If you prefer to customize the image, you’ll use one of the four blue icons across the top.
Starting from the left, you can snap a photo with your iPhone or iPad camera or choose a picture from the Camera roll. These are great options for capturing a group photo, provided you’re currently all together, or maybe using one you’ve already taken and saved.
If you pick one of these options, you can add a color filter before you apply it.
Next to these options is a smiley icon that lets you pick a desired emoji. There’s also a pencil icon which allows you to edit one of the suggestions or add your own text.
Similar to the photo options, these let you pick a style which is a colored background.
When you finish and are happy with your photo, you’ll see it pop into the center of the group. If you change your mind, tap the X to remove it. If you want to keep it, tap Done.
Now when you see your group in your list or as a pin at the top, it will have that awesome image you applied. And the participants in the group will see it too!
Having an option to set a group photo for a conversation in Messages is a nice feature.
Whether it’s a logo for a business group or family picture for your family group, these photos are useful and fun at the same time.