Incorporating WhatsApp into Messages

sultanoflondon

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Dec 3, 2013
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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!
 

Sirious

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Jan 2, 2013
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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.
 

Shuri

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Fortunately not !
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.
 

Imory

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Feb 2, 2013
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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.
As much as you may love Apple and only imagine people only using iDevices, you do realize that not everyone uses an iPhone?
 

CB1234

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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.....
 

TonyYYZ

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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.....
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.
 

CB1234

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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.

True that......
 

iApril

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Mar 6, 2014
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personally I would like to have everything in one app - if blackberry can do it, why can't apple?