CarPlay Facebook Messenger

Discussion in 'HomeKit, HomePod, CarPlay, Home & Auto Technology' started by scottct1, Mar 26, 2018.

  1. scottct1 macrumors regular

    scottct1

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    #1
    One third party app I would love to see by Car Play is Facebook messenger.

    As I drive and get Facebook Messenger messages they are sent to my Apple Watch, for safety sake I would like to have them read by Car Play and I would like to reply to them like I can for iMessages.

    Would anyone else like to see this feature come to Carplay?
     
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    BarracksSi

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  3. StumpyBloke macrumors 6502a

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    Absolutely not! No message apps should be allowed when driving.
     
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    BarracksSi

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    I was partly being snarky with my previous post (I disdain FB for a variety of reasons), but on the surface, a messaging app is a messaging app, whether it's FB Messenger or iMessage (or Kakao Talk or Weibo, etc).

    I suspect that there's some extra permissions that Apple doesn't want to let third-parties access via CarPlay. On the navigation side, Waze and Google Maps aren't available, either.

    For now, I'd say that the workaround would be to make your FB friends into your real-life friends who will willingly give their real-life phone numbers.
     

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