imessage - make it more like bbm

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by jmgman23, Oct 13, 2011.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Apr 8, 2010
    how many people want imessage to be like bbm where you can see a list of contacts,etc.... my list of contacts has so many non-text people that it is such a waste...
  2. macrumors 68040


    Feb 15, 2010
    Boston, MA
    i guess it would be cool to have some way of scanning your contacts to see who has it but then again i guess it would be alot of strain on the server. iMessage has been great for me so far other then the iphone/ipad syncing. 3 people i talk to daily have it already.
  3. macrumors newbie

    Oct 11, 2011
    not at all. blackberry is terrible. I'll take iMessage any day.
  4. macrumors regular


    Jun 8, 2011
    Mesa, AZ
    I don't miss my BB much, but BBM is still ahead of iMessage. There is nothing terrible about BBM, aside from the fact that (for now) it only works on BlackBerry devices.
  5. macrumors regular

    Oct 7, 2007
    I don't understand the issue.

    If you want to send someone a message, send it. whether that goes over iMessage or SMS isn't really a concern. If it is a concern for you, then you'll see how the message will be sent before you send it.

    Surely you want to send someone a 'message', information; not necessarily an iMessage

  6. macrumors regular

    Jun 17, 2009
    Coral Springs, FL
    iMessage already figures it out for you without having to go through your contacts. If your send button is green and the box says text message it's a SMS, if you're send button is blue and inside the text box it says's an iMessage.
  7. macrumors newbie

    Dec 29, 2010
    I do. When they said it was going to similar to BBM during the conference last week thats what I was expecting and I was really excited about it, ive wished apple had something like this since the first iphone came out.
  8. macrumors regular


    Jul 16, 2011
    I do not miss BBM at all anymore.
  9. macrumors regular


    Jun 8, 2011
    Mesa, AZ
    I do. No option to add people to group conversations on iMessage. You have to start an whole new conversation if you want to add people. Pretty inconvenient.
  10. macrumors member

    Oct 4, 2011
    You forgot about PINs.

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