Incorporating WhatsApp into Messages

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  1. sultanoflondon macrumors regular

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    Hi all,

    I was wondering whether it would be possible for me to incorporate WhatsApp into Messages. For instance, if I were to send a text on Messages to someone on WhatsApp, could it automatically send it via WhatsApp, providing there is a good internet connection, app is functioning, etc.?


    Thanks!
     
  2. Sirious macrumors 65816

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    There's no way you can do that right now.

    You can only send a text message or iMessage via the standard Messages app.

    All other communication has to be done via it's respective app.
     
  3. luckydcxx macrumors 65816

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    No. Well at least on stock iOS, maybe there is a jailbreak app for it.
     
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  5. Shuri macrumors 6502

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    Why is that good? I would love to let siri read out whatsapp messages to me while driving or to let her text someone over whatsapp.

    Making a messaging API would be one way, another (and a better one I admit) would be a Siri SDK.
     
  6. ErikGrim macrumors 68030

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    Not ever going to happen. You'd have more luck trying to tell your friends not to use WhatsApp. iMessage is free and integrated.
     
  7. Gymgenius, Mar 10, 2014
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    and hasn't sold out to Facebook!
     
  8. Imory macrumors 6502a

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    As much as you may love Apple and only imagine people only using iDevices, you do realize that not everyone uses an iPhone?
     
  9. TonyYYZ macrumors member

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    How does this make any sense since iMessage is not cross-platform?
     
  10. CB1234 macrumors 6502a

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    And then what next? Let BBM, Line, Wechat, Line, Viber, Tango, etc.... all be incorporated in messages...

    Thank God, it will never happen.....
     
  11. TonyYYZ macrumors member

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    Why not? BlackBerry OS & BlackBerry 10 both give you full control of the unified inbox. You are able to select what apps are able to have their messages shown in the main messages app. Regardless of BB's reputation now, they still hold the record for the best unified inbox out there.

    Giving the user the option to customize is better than no control at all.
     
  12. abshole765 macrumors 6502a

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    Hey, have you heard of these devices called Android? Or BlackBerry? Or Windows?
     
  13. CB1234 macrumors 6502a

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    True that......
     
  14. bbfc macrumors 68030

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    But WhatsApp is tied to your mobile number. Hence why it's not available for the iPad or iPod Touch.
     
  15. roadbloc macrumors G3

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    Not possible on iOS. BB10 and Android are a different story.
     
  16. ErikGrim macrumors 68030

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    I said you'd have MORE LUCK convincing your friends to switch to iMessage than you would getting Apple to integrate What's App into iOS. I.E. the first is more likely to happen than the second. :rolleyes:
     
  17. The Doctor11 macrumors 603

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    I'm with you apple shouldn't touch third party apps.
     
  18. iApril macrumors newbie

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    personally I would like to have everything in one app - if blackberry can do it, why can't apple?
     

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