Sometimes our lives get so busy that our group chats go unanswered and neglected for a while. And other times, it’s a space we dread being in, especially because keeping up with texting over the last year has been draining.
When you miss your friend group, the easiest way to contact everyone is through a quick text through the group chat. Sometimes it’s the easiest way to get a response in a state of emergency or when you’re updating them on what’s going on in your life!
But when everyone seems a bit unresponsive, and you want to talk to them, there are some things you can do to grab their attention. Here are some ways you can revive that dead group chat and check in on how everyone is doing.
1. Start with small talk
Small talk can get everyone to start talking, giving you and the others an update on your lives. Sometimes before you get to the big stuff, you need to warm them up first, so ask them how their day has been and see if they have anything they want to talk about.
You can start the conversation by asking how everyone’s day is going, and as they respond, you can ask follow-up questions that are open-ended so you can keep the conversation flowing. If you don’t want to ask them about their day, you can use something else as leverage.
Now that it’s spring, many places all over the country are experiencing freaky weather changes, which could work as a great conversation starter. Or, if you’re feeling great in your new outfit, you can send it to the group chat and encourage others to send their outfits as well!
You can also start with some interesting news that would definitely spark everyone’s interest. There’s so much going on in the world right now, and sometimes the news of things takes us by surprise, and we need an outlet for our rage and opinions.
2. Send memes
When you’re getting roasted in the group chat and you start thinking “Are these really my boys?” 😂 pic.twitter.com/QBRhh8jHx7— unequivocal (@m1bns) June 14, 2015
There’s nothing to get everyone talking like a good old meme; from throwing hints how dead your group chat is or about a shared group experience, it’s going to get everyone talking. You might even be reminiscing about old times and having a good laugh, and making plans to meet up soon!
3. Send them personality quizzes
Personality quizzes are a quick way to get everyone talking about how they get their answers. It’s all silly quizzes to distract you from your day and find out the most random things about yourself based on your preferences.
4. Do an activity together
It can be just watching Netflix together in party mode, organizing a game together over zoom, or even playing a game like We’re Not Really Strangers. You can also try games that’ll make you reveal things about yourself that you wouldn’t usually talk about.
A group chat is a means of keeping up with each other and bonding. Hopefully, one of these ways can help to revive that dead group chat and get everyone laughing and talking again!
Dr Saadiqah Hajat