Bulk Messaging friends on Facebook

Got asked by a friend today about how to go abut doing a bulk sms on Facebook to everyone on the friends list. Honestly was a bit stumped, since i have never done it.

It appears that there is no real ‘direct’ way. One can setup an event and invite everyone , there is ofcourse a manual process of tying in the email id’s , or importing email addresses. I found that they best way , comparatively, was to create a list of all your friends and then while composing a message simply type the name of the list in the “TO” field and you can send a message to everyone.

After clicking your friends tab , on the left navigation you will see multiple lists present , you can create one from here or alternatively , click on “All Connections” and then click “Create list”. The unfortunate part is that the friends need to be highlighted manually one by one – No control “A” here :-)

Whats good about it is that one does not need to go through the entire process of creating an event. The list stays till you wish to delete it and can be used again and again. Ofcourse it will need to be updated as and when you add new friends but thats a comparitively small update

Anyone know a better way? Would love to hear about it.

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5 thoughts on “Bulk Messaging friends on Facebook

  1. Pingback: Bulk Messaging friends on Facebook « Day in and Day out – The Facebook News

  2. Be careful creating a list because:
    1. You can only send to a list of 20 people or less, at a time, and
    2. All the [20] people you choose will now see the message a “Between you and so-and-so, and such-and-such, etc.”

  3. I tried the method given to post a message to all contacts.. by creating a LIST of all friends (manually selecting all) but while composing a new message none of my lists are appearing in the to fields… only the names/IDs/email are appearing when i try entering the name of the List(s)… any idea how to put the LIST in the to field??

    • did you ever figure out how to fix your problem? I am running into the same issue of not being able to put the list into the “To” field. Thanks in advance

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