How do I send a message to a group of people on Facebook (whom I'm not yet friends with)?

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Found 25th Mar 2012
I want to send a message to a group of friends, but I'm not friends with them on Facebook. I've tried adding them as friends but it won't let me add them to the list of the people I want to message (presumably it would when they accept the friend invite).

I suppose I could message them all individually but I'd like to do it as a group, it'd be quicker and we can all see each other's replies and co-ordinate what we're doing alot easier.

Thanks.
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Add them as friends. If you'll be doing something with them that's a good enough reason.
BustaLinx

Add them as friends. If you'll be doing something with them that's a good … Add them as friends. If you'll be doing something with them that's a good enough reason.



Yes, but I want to organise something for the weekend and I want to type it now. Not wait several days to see if everyone accepts me as a friend. Some of them might not even go on there and I might have to phone them, don't want to be waiting all week before I send it just to see if they add me as a friend!!
Telephone?
Letter?
Carrier Pigeon?
Flag Semaphore?
Morse Code?
Smoke Signals?

Or just add them as Facebook Friends.

Duh.
fanpages

Telephone?Letter?Carrier Pigeon?Flag Semaphore?Morse Code?Smoke … Telephone?Letter?Carrier Pigeon?Flag Semaphore?Morse Code?Smoke Signals?Or just add them as Facebook Friends.Duh.



Thanks, but Facebook seemed the quickest way to get a message to them all. No need to say duh, I've explained why adding them as friends won't be quick enough.
I now hate Facebook, just clicked the x button on a window to close it so I could see the rest of the page behind and it marks it as spam!
It depends what their privacy settings are. Some may have it that if you are not friends with them then you cannot send a message to them, only once you become friends then you can
Twist96

It depends what their privacy settings are. Some may have it that if you … It depends what their privacy settings are. Some may have it that if you are not friends with them then you cannot send a message to them, only once you become friends then you can


Nah, not that. I can send messages to them individually, but not as a group.
Benjimoron

Nah, not that. I can send messages to them individually, but not as a … Nah, not that. I can send messages to them individually, but not as a group.




Aww that's strange. Other than that i have no idea, sorry Hope you get it sorted soon
Facebook is the work of the devil
i like facebook only cos i keep in touch with my ex army mates only go on about once a week,cant understand why they put things like off to shops just making diiner off to the toilet i think why do we need to know stuff like that
Twist96

Aww that's strange. Other than that i have no idea, sorry Hope you get … Aww that's strange. Other than that i have no idea, sorry Hope you get it sorted soon



Thanks, looks like I'll be sending individual messages! I wish I had all their e-mail addresses now!

Other annoying thing is that I can't invite them to an event either without them accepting me as a friend. Work of the devil indeed!
mercslkman

i like facebook only cos i keep in touch with my ex army mates only go on … i like facebook only cos i keep in touch with my ex army mates only go on about once a week,cant understand why they put things like off to shops just making diiner off to the toilet i think why do we need to know stuff like that



Agreed.

Anyway, I'm off for a ****!
mercslkman

i like facebook only cos i keep in touch with my ex army mates only go on … i like facebook only cos i keep in touch with my ex army mates only go on about once a week,cant understand why they put things like off to shops just making diiner off to the toilet i think why do we need to know stuff like that



It's important to know they do go, just not when.
mercslkman

i like facebook only cos i keep in touch with my ex army mates only go on … i like facebook only cos i keep in touch with my ex army mates only go on about once a week,cant understand why they put things like off to shops just making diiner off to the toilet i think why do we need to know stuff like that



I guess they are bored.

I am chatting to someone now on facebook and it is very sad
even if you send them all a message on there how do you know they will have received it, no doubt many only use it occasionally if they over 19
Benjimoron

I now hate Facebook, just clicked the x button on a window to close it so … I now hate Facebook, just clicked the x button on a window to close it so I could see the rest of the page behind and it marks it as spam!



What marks what as spam?

Telephone two of the parties. Ask them to telephone two of the others & pass that message on.

Even with several thousand invitees the message will reach every recipient in a few days.
Benjimoron

Agreed.Anyway, I'm off for a ****!


lmao hope it didnt begin with a W lol
Benjimoron

Anyway, I'm off for a ****!

mercslkman

lmao hope it didnt begin with a W lol



Wagon Wheel?
mercslkman

lmao hope it didnt begin with a W lol



What's wrong with going for a walk oO
DLM

What's wrong with going for a walk oO


thats what i ment
mercslkman

thats what i ment



I bet you did
DLM

I bet you did


i did honest achooo lol
sassie

even if you send them all a message on there how do you know they will … even if you send them all a message on there how do you know they will have received it, no doubt many only use it occasionally if they over 19



If it's like mine then it comes through to e-mail, so they'd see it very quickly even if they don't go on Facebook.
Benjimoron

If it's like mine then it comes through to e-mail, so they'd see it very … If it's like mine then it comes through to e-mail, so they'd see it very quickly even if they don't go on Facebook.


oh does it, ok, i 'll get me coat
fanpages

What marks what as spam?Telephone two of the parties. Ask them to … What marks what as spam?Telephone two of the parties. Ask them to telephone two of the others & pass that message on.Even with several thousand invitees the message will reach every recipient in a few days.



When I clicked the x to close a thread (if that's what they call it on FB) it marked the thread as spam, it then let me undo it but it seemed a stupid way to mark something as spam as I was just trying to close it to get back to the page behind it. If I hadn't realised what I'd done I'd have probably got someone else's message marked as spam and potentially deleted.
Benjimoron

If it's like mine then it comes through to e-mail, so they'd see it very … If it's like mine then it comes through to e-mail, so they'd see it very quickly even if they don't go on Facebook.


my invite aint come through yet
Well, that's the quickest w*lk I've ever had!
mercslkman

i like facebook only cos i keep in touch with my ex army mates only go on … i like facebook only cos i keep in touch with my ex army mates only go on about once a week,cant understand why they put things like off to shops just making diiner off to the toilet i think why do we need to know stuff like that


thats just ridiculous

they should be using twitter for that
mercslkman

my invite aint come through yet



Yeah, cos I can't ********** make it work! I managed to create an event, but can't invite people I'm not friends with. I don't think they can see it even if I send them a link, which I'd have to do individually. Will see if I can be bothered tomorrow.
mercslkman

my invite aint come through yet



Did you get mine?
Benjimoron

Yeah, cos I can't ********** make it work! I managed to create an event, … Yeah, cos I can't ********** make it work! I managed to create an event, but can't invite people I'm not friends with. I don't think they can see it even if I send them a link, which I'd have to do individually. Will see if I can be bothered tomorrow.


ok will check my emails tomorrow then he he
DLM

Did you get mine?


no not yet lol
create an event page and just invite them all to the event, you can type message on the page and everyone can reply there.
Benjimoron

Well, that's the quickest w*lk I've ever had!



welk?

Unless you obfusticated/obscured the wrong letter.
juiceblaster

create an event page and just invite them all to the event, you can type … create an event page and just invite them all to the event, you can type message on the page and everyone can reply there.



Tried that, can't invite people who aren't my friends!!
sassie

even if you send them all a message on there how do you know they will … even if you send them all a message on there how do you know they will have received it, no doubt many only use it occasionally if they over 19



Benjimoron

If it's like mine then it comes through to e-mail, so they'd see it very … If it's like mine then it comes through to e-mail, so they'd see it very quickly even if they don't go on Facebook.



So the friend request will take no more time to be e-mailed to them than if you were to invite them to an event.

mercslkman

i like facebook only cos i keep in touch with my ex army mates only go on … i like facebook only cos i keep in touch with my ex army mates only go on about once a week,cant understand why they put things like off to shops just making diiner off to the toilet i think why do we need to know stuff like that



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sassie

even if you send them all a message on there how do you know they will … even if you send them all a message on there how do you know they will have received it, no doubt many only use it occasionally if they over 19

Benjimoron

If it's like mine then it comes through to e-mail, so they'd see it very … If it's like mine then it comes through to e-mail, so they'd see it very quickly even if they don't go on Facebook.



errr, they'd get the friend request, I'd then have to wait until everyone had seen it and responded before I could message them all as a group. If I was waiting on the last person I could wait for days before they respond or they might be away on holiday etc, which means I'd have to decide to just message a smaller group or wait it out, all the time giving them less notice! Either way, turns out that I've got to message them individually!

Benjimoron

If it's like mine then it comes through to e-mail, so they'd see it very … If it's like mine then it comes through to e-mail, so they'd see it very quickly even if they don't go on Facebook.


most people I know turn off facebook messaging and PM notification. its a right PITA!
just message the ones you can and ask them to pass on to the ones that arent on your fb friends list
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