iMessages not streamlined

rikscha

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I opened up the iMessage App and was so happy to see they are streamlining iMessages. Tried it out and I still have 3 threads with my friend, 2 going to hid me.com and iCloud.com email and his phone number. Great ... can anyone concur.
 

fatihayoglu

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I opened up the iMessage App and was so happy to see they are streamlining iMessages. Tried it out and I still have 3 threads with my friend, 2 going to hid me.com and iCloud.com email and his phone number. Great ... can anyone concur.
Same issue, on my iphone8, IPad Pro and IPad.
 

Guda.FL

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Don't mean to be a cynical asshat here. But if I look from a distance, the only good thing about this update is speed and friendlier ui changes. FaceTime group that has been talked about to death I have been waiting for is absent. My messages also have been hit or miss :/
 

chfilm

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I opened up the iMessage App and was so happy to see they are streamlining iMessages. Tried it out and I still have 3 threads with my friend, 2 going to hid me.com and iCloud.com email and his phone number. Great ... can anyone concur.
yup, the same disappointment.
 

niji

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hi

i tried something on my system to see what is happening and to verify yr results.
but could not force Messages to split conversations.

using iOS12 officially released version.
i had two Contacts in my address book for the same contact, but with different associated sending addresses.
sure enough, in Messages, the conversations yesterday were split.
this is not surprising.

but to try to force it into one Conversation, i closed Messages, put all addresses into one contact, and then deleted the other card.

i opened Messages and the two previous Conversations were unified into one Conversation.

i thought this was amazing, actually, since one of the threads previously is a thread that always got orphaned since the sender (a bank) seems to be using just regular SMS (i think). but the conversations became unified - as long as all that contact's "sending from" IDs/addresses were in its same unified Contact card on my mac/iPhone.

things to do:
- check to see if you have different contact cards for addresses then unify them
- use the new Sync button apple has put into Messages (edit: on yr macOS Messages preferences) to sync across devices
 
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fatihayoglu

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Jun 30, 2008
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hi

i tried something on my system to see what is happening and to verify yr results.
but could not force Messages to split conversations.

using iOS12 officially released version.
i had two Contacts in my address book for the same contact, but with different associated sending addresses.
sure enough, in Messages, the conversations yesterday were split.
this is not surprising.

but to try to force it into one Conversation, i closed Messages, put all addresses into one contact, and then deleted the other card.

i opened Messages and the two previous Conversations were unified into one Conversation.

i thought this was amazing, actually, since one of the threads previously is a thread that always got orphaned since the sender (a bank) seems to be using just regular SMS (i think). but the conversations became unified - as long as all that contact's "sending from" IDs/addresses were in its same unified Contact card on my mac/iPhone.

things to do:
- check to see if you have different contact cards for addresses then unify them
- use the new Sync button apple has put into Messages to sync across devices
There is one contact card, but that person has sent iMessage from 2 of her different system, like from her iCloud and from her phone number so, they show separately.

Also there is no sync button into Messages app, where do you see it?
 

rikscha

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hi
thanks. yes you are right, the Sync button is on macOS Messages.
I will wait for the macOS update next week and play around a bit.
On macOS messages were always unified already.
As per first post, all the contact details are in one contact card already. Maybe splitting them and merging them again will force a merge of threads?

I attached a screenshot just to ensure everyone is on the same page. This window opens when you update to iOS 12 and open messages for the first time.
 

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rikscha

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I will wait for the macOS update next week and play around a bit.
On macOS messages were always unified already.
As per first post, all the contact details are in one contact card already. Maybe splitting them and merging them again will force a merge of threads?

I attached a screenshot just to ensure everyone is on the same page. This window opens when you update to iOS 12 and open messages for the first time.
I played around with it on the MAC a bit but no luck. Messages are nicely streamlined on the Mac but not iOS.
 
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