Where is Messenger?

Discussion in 'Apple Watch Apps' started by sarasera, Sep 28, 2015.

  1. sarasera macrumors newbie

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    So Messenger just got updated in iOS, but still no app for the watch.
     
  2. jannkarrasch macrumors member

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    It is! I just figured it out, you don't have a specific app, but when you get a message + notification, you can answer just within the notification just like you can with iMessage! You have mic and all the standard answers
     
  3. Warbrain macrumors 603

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    We were all led to believe this would be an app. Responding is one thing, seeing the message thread is another and fully expected.
     
  4. jannkarrasch macrumors member

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    I have to agree with you. But I'll take this as an improvement to what was before for now
     
  5. Warbrain macrumors 603

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    It's a half-hearted excuse for functionality. I shouldn't expect more from Facebook.
     
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  7. sarasera thread starter macrumors newbie

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    You're right. And it does work... Every third time...
     
  8. Warbrain macrumors 603

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    As reliable as Facebook has been of late!
     
  9. sarasera thread starter macrumors newbie

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  10. foxkoneko macrumors 6502

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    where?
     
  11. Warbrain macrumors 603

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    Finally out. It's just part of the app. Install it and you'll get the native notifications on the Watch.
     
  12. mitchsaunders macrumors 6502

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    App won't install on watch..
     
  13. JT2002TJ macrumors 6502a

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    Mine installed, but won't open... Just keeps loading...
     
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  15. JT2002TJ macrumors 6502a

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    I had to restart the watch. Then when I went back, the messenger app was just black with "messenger" in the top left. I had to open the messenger app on the phone for my it to fully load up. It is working after that.
     
  16. Camato macrumors member

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    I think its pretty fluid on the watch after the whole loading. (Yes I also needed to load the App on my iPhone first)

    But you cannot start a new Conversation, I expected it for force Touch in the Overwiew of recent Conversations :/

    I hope Whatsapp will follow soon.
     
  17. ttforever macrumors member

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    Does the app work when your watch is on wifi and the phone not with you?
     
  18. Camato macrumors member

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    hm... yes and no...

    I tested it, switching Phone to Airplane Mode:

    The App launches and you will see all recent conversations. You also can use Voice Dictation, Stickers and Stuff.

    But, it will not send. I waited for several Minutes, but.. it does not appear in the Web-Chat.

    Switching the Phone back to normal, and the Watch-App will send everything you have wrote while Phone was in Airplane mode.

    Also: The AW did not received Messages while Phone was in Airplane mode.

    so: it will only work with phone nearby.
     
  19. ttforever macrumors member

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    that's a shame, thanks for trying - makes the app a bit pointless then!
     
  20. Camato macrumors member

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    Nah, its useful.

    If your Phone is in your Bag/Pocket, you can easily scroll through your history without using your phone.

    Better than only Quick Reply :)
     
  21. Charles85 macrumors newbie

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    I had to delete it from iPhone and watch and reinstall completely for it to work properly.
     

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