What are distribution lists?

On Android, distribution lists can be used to send messages to multiple recipients. In contrast to group chats, messages are sent to the recipients separately when using distribution lists. Thus, the recipients are unaware of the fact that other recipients have received the same message. Sending a message to a distribution list is essentially the same as sending the message to each member of the distribution list in a single chat.

To create a distribution list on Android, proceed as follows:

  • In the chat overview, tap the floating action button (labeled “+”) in the lower right corner, and choose “New distribution list”
  • Select the recipients who shall receive messages sent to this distribution list, and conclude your selection by tapping the check mark in the top right corner
  • Specify a name for the distribution list, and confirm by tapping “OK”

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