ABC Group Messenger 4+

Works with Gmail & WhatsApp‪!‬

Playa Apps

Designed for iPad

    • 4.6 • 1.2K Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



ABC is the complete contact manager! With ABC, you can easily create, edit, and delete contacts & groups. Send mass texts and group emails. View recently created contacts. Share or print your contacts. Create backups. Get birthday notifications. And so much more:

• View all of your contacts organized by account or group
• Easily find a contact with ABC's powerful search tool
• Select multiple contacts and perform a number of actions including text, email, share, and delete
• Quickly perform a number of functions with one touch directly from the contact card

• Create groups of contacts from any account including iCloud, Google, Exchange or Outlook
• Filter contacts by one or more groups at the same time
• Add & remove contacts from a particular group
• Add & remove groups from a particular contact

• Create a list of favorites allowing you to quickly call/message/email those contacts

• Send messages to groups via iMessage, SMS, & WhatsApp
• Send emails to groups via Mail App or Gmail App
• Attach photos & documents, including from Dropbox
• Assign the to/cc/bcc email field to each contact individually
• Give your message a personal touch - Automatically refer to each contact by name

• Sort your contacts by company name
• View upcoming birthdays & anniversaries
• View your most frequently viewed contacts
• View recently created & modified contacts
• View & restore your recently deleted contacts

• Share one or more contacts via text message, email, or various other services
• Export contacts in the CSV or vCard format

• Quickly delete contacts & groups

• Create a backup of any contact account
• Restore your backup to any contact account

• Clone a contact from the contact card screen including all contact fields & groups
• Clone a group so you don't have to add all of the group members manually

• Specify whether the app should load the contacts, groups, or favorites screen at startup

• Press & hold a contact or group to conveniently perform a number of common functions

• Fully compatible with the "Contacts Sync For Google Gmail" app so that you can sync your iPhone/iPad contact changes to Gmail

• Any contact changes you make with this app will be reflected in any other contact app that queries the iPhone address book (including the standard Contacts & Phone app)

• Compatible with iPhone, iPad, iPod, iOS 15, iOS 16, iOS 17

• Translated into English, Spanish, French, German, & Italian

• ABC offers a "Premium" subscription which removes advertisements.
• The "Premium" subscription is priced at $0.99 USD and the subscription length is 1 year
• Payment will be charged to iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase
• Subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period
• Account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period, at a cost of $0.99 USD
• Subscriptions may be managed by the user and auto-renewal may be turned off by going to the user's Account Settings after purchase
• Any unused portion of a free trial period, if offered, will be forfeited when the user purchases a subscription to that publication, where applicable
• Terms of use:
• Privacy Policy:

What’s New

Version 4.4.3

* Addressed a few iOS 17 issues
* Implemented diacritic insensitive search
* Dropped support for iOS 13 & 14

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
1.2K Ratings

1.2K Ratings

RKR7 ,

Does what Apple Contacts should do

I use my iPad more for work, especially the Contacts. Apple's app has such minimal functionality, especially for Apple. Tried several until I got this. Wonderful. Has every feature I wanted and needed to be able to maximize its use. Especially LOVE the groups feature. I did run into a few glitches until I got it imported and set up correctly, but customer support was very responsive and helpful. Quite a few good things that should be in the Help section, which I told them, but at least I knew I had a resource for getting answers. Made my life much easier--which is what our "toys" are all about, right?!

UPDATE: well, it has been several years now that I have used this app (iPhone and iPad). Initially, I was anxious that it would eventually disappoint. However, it continues to have all the functionality I want and NEED for work and play. If you want a great Contacts app, this is the one.

Billbert12 ,

Very helpful contacts app!

I mostly needed a contacts app that would show me photos and second lines (employers) in the list, not just the native app’s long list where everything blends together. This does great. So far I’m happy with the backup option which is included free.

I do *not* use some of the more complex functions that other people have mentioned issues with - like group text, or the app selecting wrong numbers/contact points for people.

I also don’t use this app’s list syncing functions (which it might actually try to make you buy in a different app); I just have the phone sync natively to my Gmail account and that suffices for me.

Chip A. ,

Restore solved what Apple restore had made worse

I had bought ABC to easily view and modify the multiple groups on my contacts. But a few days ago I made an error which lost a set of my contacts, and then used Restore on iCloud to put them back. To my horror and frustration, iCloud’s restore made things much worse, losing more of the contacts and losing the groups on others.

I therefore used the restore on this app, which I fortunately remember I had saved just a week ago or so. That brought back all the contacts on my iPhone, complete with groups. Yay, I was so happy with the app and so relieved!

App Privacy

The developer, Playa Apps, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More


  • Family Sharing

    Some in‑app purchases, including subscriptions, may be shareable with your family group when Family Sharing is enabled.

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