iMessage apps... what are they for?

pika2000

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Despite using an iPhone for so long, it's not until recently that I got into iMessage. Apple introduced apps and stickers for iMessage. The stickers, I get it. But the apps? What are they for? I tried a few but they all are simply loading the app's website. I mean what for? And I have to view the "app" in full screen to be remotely useful, blocking my chat thread. Even Youtube app simply load the youtube website.

Am I missing something here?
 

C DM

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Despite using an iPhone for so long, it's not until recently that I got into iMessage. Apple introduced apps and stickers for iMessage. The stickers, I get it. But the apps? What are they for? I tried a few but they all are simply loading the app's website. I mean what for? And I have to view the "app" in full screen to be remotely useful, blocking my chat thread. Even Youtube app simply load the youtube website.

Am I missing something here?
While I don't really use them, I believe in most cases the idea of those apps it to easily share something from that company/service with someone that you are conversing with.
 

crawfish963

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The ones I use, such as Giphy, just allow you to send items not natively in iOS over to another user. I find the stickers to be pretty useless. My wife and children play games with each other using these apps.
 
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pika2000

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While I don't really use them, I believe in most cases the idea of those apps it to easily share something from that company/service with someone that you are conversing with.
Hmm, so I guess that allows user to share things without leaving iMessage. I guess that makes sense.