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Apple today announced several new features being added to iMessage in iOS 14, including mentions, pinned conversations, inline replies in conversations, group photos, and new Memoji styles and stickers.

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An overview of the new features:
  • Mentions: Type a name to direct a message to someone. When you are mentioned, your name is highlighted. You can customize an active group so you only receive notifications when you are mentioned.
  • Pinned conversations: Pin up to nine conversations to the top of your conversation list for easy access to them.
  • Inline replies: Reply directly to a specific message in a group conversation. You can view replies in the full conversation or as their own thread for a more focused view.
  • Group photos: Give your group conversation a visual identity by adding a photo or Memoji, or choose an emoji.
  • New Memoji styles and stickers: New age and face covering options, plus over 20 new hair and headwear styles.
iOS 14 is available in beta for registered Apple developers today, with a public beta to follow next month. The free software update will be released in the fall for the iPhone 6s and newer.

Article Link: iMessage in iOS 14: Mentions, Pinned Conversations, Inline Replies, and More
 
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Derekuda

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apple innovations >>>>
Really, you think this garbage is innovative. You know what would be innovative, releasing iMessage to Android and Windows making it so that people can communicate better in a world where communication is now more important then ever. Being adults who want a better chat experience for everyone rather then a 5 year old child who still cares about "blue/green bubble syndrome".
But sure.... enjoy your memoji "updates". SMH.
 
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mazz0

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This is all well and good, but not bring cross platform still really, really holds it back.

Really, you think this garbage is innovative. You know what would be innovative, releasing iMessage to Android and Windows making it so that people can communicate better in a world where communication is now more important then ever. Being adults who want a better chat experience for everyone rather then a 5 year old child who still cares about "blue/green bubble syndrome".
But sure.... enjoy your memoji "updates". SMH.
I think they were being sarcastic.
 

Derekuda

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This is all well and good, but not bring cross platform still really, really holds it back.


I think they were being sarcastic.
If they were being sarcastic, then apologies to the op. I agree with you 100%. It holds it back so much from being something really great! Apples claims they won't release iMessage cross platform because they don't want to lose users. It's pretty pathetic if one app is the "glue" to keeping your users, when your marketing claims its such a magical wonderful device. Your product (iPhone) should be so amazing that people WANT an iPhone and then use your apps naturally, not the other way around.
 
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Really, you think this garbage is innovative. You know what would be innovative, releasing iMessage to Android and Windows making it so that people can communicate better in a world where communication is now more important then ever. Being adults who want a better chat experience for everyone rather then a 5 year old child who still cares about "blue/green bubble syndrome".
But sure.... enjoy your memoji "updates". SMH.

I would love to see if across multi platforms.
 
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If they were being sarcastic, then apologies to the op. I agree with you 100%. It holds it back so much from being something really great! Apples claims they won't release iMessage cross platform because they don't want to lose users. It's pretty pathetic if one app is the "glue" to keeping your users, when your marketing claims its such a magical wonderful device. Your product (iPhone) should be so amazing that people WANT an iPhone and then use your apps naturally, not the other way around.
Yep. We don’t get to pick what OS our friends use, so we are obliged to find an app we can all chat with. Apple are effectively forcing us to use an infectious experience because they refuse to make theirs compatible :(
 

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Biggest disappointment for me is that I still can't label a group chat unless everyone is on Apple...which almost never happens. Oddly I miss that the most about Android...
 

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Which part? WhatsApp has all these features and more.

True but it’s just not *quite* so integrated into iOS. For example, the rich notifications on the lock screen are not as good as with iMessage (or WhatsApp on Android).... I realise that’s not a feature they announced today btw
 

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Would be really good if we could delete messages. Apple’s finally catching up to WhatsApp from 4/5 years ago. Nearly there.
 
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Really, you think this garbage is innovative. You know what would be innovative, releasing iMessage to Android and Windows making it so that people can communicate better in a world where communication is now more important then ever. Being adults who want a better chat experience for everyone rather then a 5 year old child who still cares about "blue/green bubble syndrome".
But sure.... enjoy your memoji "updates". SMH.

Cripes you need to relax. I’m so tired of the Open Up iMessage crowd though. It’s not innovation to open up their messaging platform when there are already a plethora of cross platform apps available.
 
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Apple today announced several new features being added to iMessage in iOS 14, including mentions, pinned conversations, inline replies in conversations, group photos, and new Memoji styles and stickers.

ios-14-imessage-features.jpg

An overview of the new features:
  • Mentions: Type a name to direct a message to someone. When you are mentioned, your name is highlighted. You can customize an active group so you only receive notifications when you are mentioned.
  • Pinned conversations: Pin up to nine conversations to the top of your conversation list for easy access to them.
  • Inline replies: Reply directly to a specific message in a group conversation. You can view replies in the full conversation or as their own thread for a more focused view.
  • Group photos: Give your group conversation a visual identity by adding a photo or Memoji, or choose an emoji.
  • New Memoji styles and stickers: New age and face covering options, plus over 20 new hair and headwear styles.
iOS 14 is available in beta for registered Apple developers today, with a public beta to follow next month. The free software update will be released in the fall for the iPhone 6s and newer.

Article Link: iMessage in iOS 14: Mentions, Pinned Conversations, Inline Replies, and More
this feature also works in standard chats with just one other person. You can tap on any message to reply to that message directly, providing more organization for conversations.
 
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