Big changes coming to iPhone messaging



  • Simply useful.

    It didn't get a ton of attention Monday, but Apple's next mobile operating system means significant changes for how iPhone users send and receive messages.
    If you're an Apple user, this is a big deal. Messages is the most frequently used app in iOS, and is how most users share texts, photos and videos with each other.
    With iOS 8, coming this fall, Apple is borrowing features from popular messaging platforms like Snapchat and WhatsApp while unveiling some new tricks of its own.
    Here's a quick look at the new messaging features announced at Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference. We'll find out in a few months whether they catch on with users.

    http://edition.cnn.com/2014/06/03/tech/mobile/apple-messages-app/index.html?hpt=te_t1



  • @Pol said:

    Simply useful.

    It didn't get a ton of attention Monday, but Apple's next mobile operating system means significant changes for how iPhone users send and receive messages.
    If you're an Apple user, this is a big deal. Messages is the most frequently used app in iOS, and is how most users share texts, photos and videos with each other.
    With iOS 8, coming this fall, Apple is borrowing features from popular messaging platforms like Snapchat and WhatsApp while unveiling some new tricks of its own.
    Here's a quick look at the new messaging features announced at Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference. We'll find out in a few months whether they catch on with users.

    http://edition.cnn.com/2014/06/03/tech/mobile/apple-messages-app/index.html?hpt=te_t1

    I like it. Did whack this up on the wwdc thread 🙂



  • @Gabi Can't wait for that update. XD



  • I never use that except for an occasional plain text.



  • I use a combination of LINE or Messages. about 50% of my SMS go out iMessage instead



  • @JaredBusch said:

    I use a combination of LINE or Messages. about 50% of my SMS go out iMessage instead

    Don't know LINE.



  • @Reid-Cooper said:

    @JaredBusch said:

    I use a combination of LINE or Messages. about 50% of my SMS go out iMessage instead

    Don't know LINE.

    Because you are not from portions of Asia (Japan was the original release) or have anything to do with people who communicate from there on a regular basis. http://line.me



  • @Pol said:

    @Gabi Can't wait for that update. XD

    Same.

    There are a lot of handy elements.

    I will be moving from my Nexus 5 back to iPhone.

    I think a lot of these features will be very handy.

    Not sure about the 6 users on a single credit card though 😉



  • @Gabi said:

    Not sure about the 6 users on a single credit card though 😉

    I like that because I can begin to break things up by AppleID, but I am concerned about the credit card requirement. The down side of this process is that it requires a credit card at all. I currently do not have any credit cards tied to any of the iTunes accounts. They are all funded as needed with prepaid cards purchased as needed. I have this set up on purpose. I want no vector of attack that can substantially affect my credit card like that.

    Right now there are 6 active iOS devices in the family. But because I do not want to buy apps multiple times, all app have been purchased under 1 of 2 Apple IDs. The first is a US based ID and the other is for the Japanese iTunes store.

    In the future, I would love to not be required to share out the password to everyone. This will be much better. Each user can have their own password for their own iTunes account.


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