Renaming an iMessage group chat is not enough. If you want to make a group chat stand out, it should have a distinct photo. To change the group photo in Messages on iPhone and iPad.
iPhone and iPad users using iOS 14, iPadOS 14 and higher have access to more features for customizing group chats and conversations. Instead of seeing small icons for group members, you can have a custom group photo, surrounded by individual slides.
To edit a group photo, first open the “Messages” app, then navigate to the iMessage group chat. Click here for the avatar icons at the top of the conversation.
Select the “Info” option from the expanded menu.
Now you see the names of the participants in the group chat. Click on the “Change name and photo” option under the names.
If you have not already done so, tap the text box to enter a group name.
Now you have a couple of options when it comes to creating a group photo. You can take a new picture with the camera, you can import a photo from the camera roll, you can use an emoji or you can use a Memoji.
To add a photo, select the “Photos” button.
Search or browse for an image you want to add from the pop-up window. Tap a photo to select it.
From the next screen, move and scale the photo to fit in the circular format. Click the “Select” button when you are ready to continue.
You can now preview the image. Add a filter to the photo with the options at the bottom of the screen.
When you are done, click the “Done” button in the upper right corner of the screen.
You will now see the updated image at the top of the screen.
To add an emoji, press the Emoji button.
Choose an emoji. You can search for emojis from the Search emoji box if you do not find a specific character.
Once you have selected an emoji, go to the “Style” tab to change the background color.
When you are done, click the “Done” button.
Now you see Emoji as the new group photo.
When you have finished customizing the group name and photo, press the “Done” button to save the changes and return to the conversation. Alternatively, you can press the “X” button to delete the group photo.
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