There is a residual effect to the group text. I recently received a reply-to-group from an unfamiliar number and, upon a closer look, realized it was a carryover from an event last January. The person likely didn't mean to invite six people to a romantic rendezvous with their wife (who had been included on the original text for professional reasons). We were all subscribed to an intimate conversation that we hadn't wanted to be part of, simply from a group message from several months before. It made for a bit of awkwardness and a few chuckles.
In doing a little research online, there are three common rules with group texting:
- Unless it's an "opted-in" reminder for an event, the people should all know each other.
- It's OK to ask to be omitted from a thread—either temporarily (if you're out of pocket for a bit) or permanently.
- Respect the requests of others to be omitted from the thread or future group texts from you.
Our industry is made up of a lot of "people people." That said, some things are better in a group-and some are better person-to-person.