6 Key Features of iMessage You Should Know

iMessage is, undoubtedly, a precious communication tool for every iPhone and iPad user. It is the best way to send text messages over standard cellular SMS network and data network. Is there anyone who doesn’t love to save money on SMS plans by sending messages with wifi or data pack? There are additional features and benefits when connecting with friends, family and relatives who use Apple devices. Sometimes, words aren’t enough to express your emotions while using iMessage. At this time, some applications like Nutmeg, Imojiapp can come in handy to create animated GIFs and emojis.

Features of iMessage

1. You can forward messages by tapping twice on a speech bubble you want to pass on. Tap More and check the circle next to messages you want to forward. On the lower-right corner of the screen, select the curved arrow and fill in the number of recipient. For deleting the messages, use the same process. The only change is that you need to tap the trash icon in the lower-left corner instead of curved arrow.

2. Many people often are confused about using the ‘perfect’ word suitable to the situation. This problem has been made easy by Apple. While composing the message, double-tap the world you are unsure about. Select only that word instead of the whole text by moving your finger carefully over it. There will be an arrow on the right displayed along with basic cut/copy/paste options. Tap this arrow and it will show the option to Replace or Define the highlighted text. This way, you will be able to look up the definition of the word, from your iPhone’s dictionary app, before sending it.

3. For sharing contact card with someone, most of the users go straight to their contact list. But now you can share entire contact cards from your address book by opening your last iMessage conversation. Tap Contact in the upper-right corner. Again, tap the info icon and select Share Contact. All the information of the person will be placed in a blank text message. Just fill in the number of recipient and send.

4. Follow the same instructions for blocking a contact. Access a person’s info page and select the option of Block This Caller on the bottom. In order to see the time-stamps of every message, swipe left within a conversation.

5. There is another thing to remember while communicating that iMessages are blue in color while regular SMS messages are green. You can also adjust push notifications to fetch previews of upcoming texts straight to your screen. Go to Settings and then Notification Center. Now go to Include and then select Messages. Here you can adjust various iMessage alert options as per your personal preferences.

6. There is an option to sync iMessages with Mac. For setting it up, go to Finder, then Applications and then Messages. When logging in for the first time, you will be asked to enter your Apple ID. Use the same ID you’re logging in with your iPhone. After entering the information, it will display all the email addresses that will be connected to the iMessage alert center. You will be asked to allow recipient notification. You are strongly advised to leave that box unchecked. Then you will be brought to your main chat base screen. Change your status to Available to sign on. Go to Messages and Add Account to ensure all your accounts are connected. Once you have successfully synced iMessage with your managing accounts, all your incoming messages will filter through this program.

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