To use or not use iMessage?

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by ivanwi11iams, Oct 25, 2016.

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Do you use iMessage?

Poll closed Nov 8, 2016.
  1. Yes

    96.4%
  2. No

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  3. I use another IM app

    3.6%
  1. ivanwi11iams Contributor

    ivanwi11iams

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    #1
    I'm really curious, do you use iMessage or not?
    I ask this, since I change devices often, and I don't like being tied to a device for a feature or service. Another reason I hated when BBM wasn't available on multiple platforms. But, I digress...

    So, iMessage or not?
     
  2. thyttel macrumors member

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  3. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    #3
    As pretty much with any other phone I just use the included messaging app to send text messages, be they regular texts or iMessages (in case of iOS, where it just decides on its own). Here and there if someone else might be using something else at the time, like Hangouts, or Facebook Messenger, or Skype, or WhatsApp or something like that, I'll use that to talk to that person if I need to.
     
  4. Floris macrumors 68020

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    #4
    It's my go to instant msg app now. Especially because you can share location, video, pictures, links, etc without much hassle.

    I can't say i am a big fan of the stickers and other nonsense they've added. But maybe it's because i am turning 40 soon
     
  5. sofdog macrumors newbie

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    #5
    Isn't iMessage one of the most outstanding features of the iPhone?
     
  6. Floris macrumors 68020

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    #6
    It is however the only app on my phone in ios 9.3 and 10.0 that really makes the battery drain visually compared to being on ft video or skype or other apps i use, games including. Very odd.
     
  7. elliwhi macrumors member

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  8. elf69 macrumors 68000

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    #8
    imessage and skype and facbook messenger is what I use depending on who I'm contacting.

    imessage is great as can use my imac and macbook to contact my fiancee iphone SE.
     
  9. Mefisto macrumors 6502

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    #9
    Obviously iMessage for those, that have it. If not, then WhatsApp or FB Messenger. Or regular SMS.

    When someone sends me a message, I reply on the app they used. That's about the amount of thought I put into things like this.
     
  10. ivanwi11iams thread starter Contributor

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    #10
    Oh, besides the phone use feature? :)

     
  11. sk1wbw Suspended

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    #11
    iMessage is one of the reasons why I'm going from a Note 5 back to an iPhone. I love being able to use iMessage on the iMac.
     
  12. martin2345uk macrumors regular

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    #12
    Most of my friends seem to use WhatsApp instead so I end up using that more, even though the quick reply feature with that is less well implemented than with iMessage
     
  13. giangpham, Nov 3, 2016
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    giangpham macrumors newbie

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    #13
    Do you need an app about image or keyboard to create text when you sending via iMessage??
    Do you like this ??
     
  14. ivanwi11iams thread starter Contributor

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    #14
    ...confused with the question.

     

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