I wish iOS had its own version of BBM

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by msarway, Jan 19, 2014.

  1. msarway macrumors 6502

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    i know iOS has bbm but its not the same i wish there was a similar app to bbm for apple lovers so we can chat and have contacts just for chatting. maybe i am missing the app but we don't have our own chat app:(
     
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  4. pk7 macrumors 6502

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    My understanding is that unlike BBM, iMessage uses your personal information and displays it to the person on the other end, and BBM only uses PINs, so it would be more suitable for someone you barely know or someone you met online or something. Those aren't situations where I'd use iMessage, or lend out any personal information at all.
     
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    I don't think it displays personal information but yes, iMessage works off your phone number or your email addresses. Unless you create an anonymous email address that you associate with iMessage that you give out to people, it's not as anonymous as just a PIN.
     
  7. bkends35 macrumors 6502a

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    You could make it use an email instead of your number if you really wanted :confused:
     
  8. antiprotest macrumors 65816

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    You can disable showing your phone number and choose any email address you want as your ID, or even create an email address just for this. Just as good as PIN if not better.
     
  9. MattZani macrumors 68030

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    Someone needs to stop sexting random people and concentrate on meeting a nice girl you can give your iMessage number to.
     
  10. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Yup, that's an option, so shouldn't really be any worse than BBM in that respect.
     
  11. SuperPolli macrumors regular

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    It's called iMessage. Built right into the phone just like BBM was for Blackberry all those years ago. Imagine that...
     
  12. msarway thread starter macrumors 6502

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    iMessage dosent have groups and u can't post your pin to make friends. so iMessage works like bbm for delivery but it does not have the grouping aspect so its not the same.
     
  13. acfusion29 macrumors 68040

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    it does have group chat actually.. i use it daily

    i don't think you know what you want tbh.
     
  14. Abba 701 macrumors regular

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    Didn't they an once a BBM app a few months ago?
     
  15. MinEderPlayz macrumors 6502a

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    Of course there's groups. If you had some experience with iMessage, you'd know how to chat in groups ;)
     
  16. sviato macrumors 68020

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    BBM is a piece of crap. I was trying to reply to a message and then the app tells me I have no open chats. I check my contacts and it says I have 0. Try to re-sign-in and it changed my PIN. So I lost 50~ contacts (some whose only contact into I had was BBM) and then changed my PIN so those people could no longer message me.

    I went to BBM forums, and emailed support - got nothing, so just deleted the app.
     
  17. Altis macrumors 68020

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    You could also just use BBM and a PIN for sketchy people off the internet. iMessage doesn't give your personal data... So using your phone number or an email of choice is possible.
     
  18. msarway thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks all for your comments its nice to get other views and understandings.
     
  19. apollo1444 macrumors 65816

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    BBM blows on all platforms. noboty wants it
     
  20. hrrslmpk macrumors member

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    Why would you want to talk to sketchy people?
     
  21. abshole765 macrumors 6502a

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    They're fun to talk to.
     
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    So you can pretend to be brad Pitt, tom cruise, Angelina Jodie who you want. Also you can feed them any BS you want....

    Imagine being a superstar for a day or two.....
     
  23. Altis macrumors 68020

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    I don't, but I was referring to Pk7's post where they implied that as a reason to have a PIN over a phone number or email address: anonymity.

    I'm not sure the point of this discussion anyways since BBM is available on iOS, so you can just use that should you really want to. ;)
     
  24. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Well, realistically speaking, you should be able to make up a random email address and associated it with your Apple ID and use it for that kind of anonymity as well.
     
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