Another iMessage question

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by londoner888, Oct 17, 2011.

  1. londoner888 macrumors regular

    londoner888

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    #1
    Can someone tell me what this speech bubble with the three dots indicates?

    I thought it meant that the other person is typing but it appears for 5 seconds after they have sent the message and then disappears.

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  2. pittpanthersfan macrumors 6502

    pittpanthersfan

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    #2
    The other party is typing back. Not sure why you're getting it after the fact.
     
  3. verwon macrumors 68030

    verwon

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    It can also appear if their cursor is in the box to type, then disappear if they close the app. It really doesn't show that they are actively typing.
     
  4. londoner888 thread starter macrumors regular

    londoner888

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    Yeah thats what I thought it was but it comes up then nothing is received?

    It's not like Whatsapp when it says "... is typing" after which you would get their message.

    The speech bubble with the dots come after I receive their message

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    I guess that explains it then.
    Kind of lame cos you are waiting for a text but then nothing:rolleyes:
     
  5. verwon macrumors 68030

    verwon

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    Exactly! We were using it last night and I saw the same thing a few times. It was there for the few seconds it took to read my message, then close the app.

    I got curious and asked, to get to the bottom of it.
     
  6. aztooh macrumors 6502a

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    If you've got nothing better to do than sit and stare at your phone while waiting for a text message....I suggest you get out more...maybe find a hobby or 2.
     
  7. jamesraward macrumors regular

    jamesraward

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    Oh grow up, i have plenty to do in my life yet have often had text conversations where I've waited for a response.
     

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