I know this conversation has come up in other threads. It is just funny that last night I received this message on my phone. Could this be elders feeling that they need to prepare and find a way to reach all brothers as quickly as possible in preparation for something? I would not risk to say "I know so" but sure as hell this is new. Knowing the elders in my congo well, I wonder how many hoops has this poor soul had to jump in order to make sure he did not stumble his fellow elders. Most of them are anti technology.
May be it is just that the CO visit is coming up and he may ask what steps have been taken to contact people en case of an emergency.
Translation: This group was formed with the purpose of giving announcements about the congregation. Please do not answer the messages. They are just for your information.
As you can see, people can not follow simple instructions. Later down the chat, he actually had to ask people to please quit responding.