I pick up my phone to see 200+ unread text messages. Let me find out that I’m lit. But my ego is quickly diminished as I see that it is from the group chat. With the growth of Imessage, group messages are at an all-time high. It makes partaking in foolery convenient. No need of screenshot a picture on Instagram and send the same message to everybody in your crew to talk shit. Now you can just do it once and throw shade (I mean discuss) together.
It will also distract you. 9.9 out of 10, the conversations will sidetrack you from the work that you should be getting done. The debate on if Khole should stay with Tristan is too juicy to miss out on. And you have to add your opinion about the hypothetical dream wedding that you friend is planning right now in her head.
So, how can you maximize your benefit of being in a group chat and keep it from being trash?
When you look at your phone and a group of numbers turns into a name. You have just been added to a group chat. Now some group chats are to disperse information at once like an upcoming trip. Or it could be to inspire one another. But there are other groups that were developed for the sole purpose of being messy. And in that case, here is how you know to stay or leave. If most of the conversation is intended to break down others then it’s time to go or place the group on mute.