I’m not sure if this is a bug or a feature request, but I am hampered by the inability to paste in a list of message recipients when composing a new message.
I want to create a series of private messages for the same group of about 20 learning exchange participants, and also allow them to easily start conversations within the group to have conversations, on a range of topics, amongst themselves. I don’t want to use the group inbox functionality because it’s not suitable for this purpose, and I also don’t want to create a private category.
The procedure now is to type in a person’s username, wait for the autocomplete and choose the correct user, hit enter, then do the next one. This was particularly painful on mobile yesterday, and even on my laptop today it seems unnecessarily cumbersome and even error prone.
Also, I am still in Tanzania where the internet connection is quite slow and the autocomplete takes a while to show up.
I seem to recall that it used to be possible to choose a group name and then it would explode out a list of individual recipients that could then be reviewed and added to/removed from as needed. This went away when group messaging was introduced. Maybe a solution for me would be an admin setting to toggle the group inbox for specific groups? If it’s off, it adds group members individually as recipients.
This other feature request would help mightily, but also seems a bit like a workaround: