Usage of New Features in Messages

Discussion in 'iOS 8' started by FSMBP, Mar 17, 2015.

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Do You Use These Features in iOS 8?

Poll closed Mar 31, 2015.
  1. Yes, I use the Quick-Pic/Audio Message Feature

    32 vote(s)
    32.3%
  2. No, I do not.

    67 vote(s)
    67.7%
  1. FSMBP macrumors 68020

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    #1
    Just curious, how many people use the Quick-Picture/Audio Message features in iOS 8? I tend to find myself accidentally holding the Camera Icon and getting the Quick-Picture feature and the same with the Audio Message.

    However, I wasn't sure if people constantly used these features or if they, like me, were not.
     

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  2. gsmornot macrumors 68030

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    Maybe I just have not forced myself to get in the habit but I do not use these features. I forget they are there. Just yesterday I needed to take and send a photo and did it the old way of clicking the camera icon, selecting take a photo and completed everything manually. I forgot I could just snap a photo.

    I tried the audio messages for a while but everyone said stop, its annoying. Just send a text. I tried the video and same thing. Everyone just wants a message because the other features felt like voicemail or something.
     
  3. sunking101 macrumors 603

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    I don't use ANY of the new features in iOS8. Not the widgets, the third party keyboards, the quick SMS reply (it's too quick and I miss the window of opportunity), or any of the other stuff so inconsequential that I can't even remember what it is. To think, this stuff slowed down the 4S to a crawl and none of it is essential IMO. To me, iOS8 is just a massively more buggy version of iOS7.
     
  4. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    You an use quick reply from the lock screen or notification center itself (not just from a banner or an alert).
     
  5. FSMBP thread starter macrumors 68020

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    For me, using these new methods puts me on the spot. If I'm going to send someone a picture, I'd rather not feel like I'm under the gun with holding my thumb down and releasing/sending a message (or whatever gesture it is).

    Also, the Microphone is very confusing. For my non-techy friends, they all said they thought it was dictation. And they said if there were going to talk, they would have called the person. Don't get me wrong, I'm sure Audio-Messages are handy in certain scenarios, but I don't think it should have a dedicated icon on the Messages screen.
     
  6. Grayburn macrumors 68000

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    Never used them other then by mistake, especially the audio message feature.
     
  7. LordQ macrumors 68040

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    I use the audio feature a lot. I just wish people would ditch CrappsApp and use iMessage (even though they do have an iPhone).
     
  8. whsbuss macrumors 68040

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    I used both. However when in my vehicle connected via BT, doing/using audio message does not work b/c its BT connected to the vehicle.
     
  9. Menel macrumors 603

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    Nope, day one I tried it.
    Never again, sometimes I accidentally activate the voice thing, it's annoying.
    Feature creep and bloat/clutter.
     
  10. I7guy macrumors G5

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    Use the quick pic frequently, Audio I've used it once. Never activated it by mistake.
     
  11. xyzoptics macrumors newbie

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    I've used both, and enjoy the experience quite a bit. Especially the audio portion. It's not my primary use, but I have a couple group chats that I use it for. Definitely convenient.
     
  12. Celtic Warrior macrumors regular

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  13. lrsone macrumors 6502

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    They have the option to turn that off in 8.3 hope they keep it for the final release cause I turned it off and I'm enjoying it.
     
  14. Traverse macrumors 603

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    I've never used them. Actually, I forget they're there. Sending your voice is what you avoid by sending text messages
     
  15. The Doctor11 macrumors 603

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    I used it... Way back on iOS 8's launch day. That was it.
     
  16. eoblaed macrumors 65816

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    I do like how iOS 8 made it easier to add a pic to an iMessage that you recently took. Your recent pics are made instantly available. Nice touch, that.
     
  17. alksion macrumors 68000

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    #17
    this feature I use all the time
     
  18. iamMacPerson macrumors 68030

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    I have used the Quick Pic ones or twice but the audio messages are pointless to me. I can just dictate in to the phone or call the person. Either which way, less aggravating IMO.
     
  19. KALLT macrumors 601

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    That’s a nice analogy, it does describe my sentiment well.
     
  20. richwoodrocket macrumors 68020

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    I do everything the old way. Tap camera icon then take photo. The audio messages are downright annoying.
     
  21. FSMBP thread starter macrumors 68020

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    That's definitely an awesome feature. That is one of many usable improvements they added in Messages (along with Do Not Disturb per thread, consolidating pictures/location etc with the "i" button).

    I feel like the Audio Message button isn't used enough to warrant real estate on the Messages keyboard. Especially how to magically to turns to the "Send" button once text is entered. Seems like an after-thought.
     
  22. BrianBaughn macrumors 601

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    #22
    I was frequently activating the audio message by accident. I guess it's the way I'm holding the iPhone when I'm putting it away.

    I disabled it on my jailbroken iPhone with the NoAudioRecorder tweak.
     
  23. Menel macrumors 603

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    Really? I'm on 8.3b, I don't see that option in Settings->Messages
     
  24. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Curious, why would it be possible to activate it as you are putting it away, wouldn't the screen be off at that point?
     
  25. nburwell macrumors 68040

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    I still go the old fashioned route when it comes to sending pictures/videos to friends/family via iMessage. I also refuse to use the audio feature.
     

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