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How to View Timestamps in Messages for Mac OS X

Sep 2, 2015 - 1 Comment
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Messages in OS X has two methods of time-stamping messages; an automatically applied timestamp when a new conversation starts or message is received, and a lesser known ability to view the timestamp of any iMessage or text message sent with the Mac Messages app. We’re going to focus on the latter approach since it will … Read More

How to Stop WhatsApp Saving Pictures & Video to iPhone Automatically

Jul 23, 2015 - 1 Comment
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The popular messaging app WhatsApp has a default media saving setting which will automatically download and save every received picture and video to the iPhone Photos apps Camera Roll. While some users may like this feature, others may wish to change the auto-saving media behavior so that images and movies sent and received in WhatsApp … Read More

Add a New Person to a Group Message on iPhone

Jun 13, 2015 - 3 Comments
Add a contact to the group chat in Messages app of iOS

Group messaging is a great feature that makes conversations with multiple people much easier, but what if you want to add someone else to an existing group chat from iOS? No sweat, you can quickly add a new contact (or several) to a group message conversation from your iPhone or iPad with a few easy … Read More

How to Name Group Conversations in Messages for iOS

Jun 4, 2015 - 9 Comments
Name a group chat in iOS Messages

If you regularly message in group conversations or mass texts with Messages app on the iPhone or iPad, you’ve undoubtedly noticed the group conversations are labeled by the contacts involved in the conversation, like “Bob, Jon, Bill”. While that’s certainly adequate and descriptive enough, a better approach can be to assign a specific custom name … Read More

Assign a Name to Group Chats in Messages for Mac

May 29, 2015 - 8 Comments
Assign a name to group chat in Messages for Mac

When you’re engaged in a group conversation in Messages for Mac, you’ll notice the ‘To’ section lists the names of people participating in the group chat. While that’s certainly adequate for most situations, if you have a specific group chat going for a specific purpose, you can assign a name to any given group chat … Read More

iOS Unicode Bug Crashes Messages & Reboots Devices, Here’s a Fix

May 27, 2015 - 20 Comments
Bug crashes Messages app and reboots iPhone

A bug with text rendering in iOS allows a specifically arranged text message to crash the Messages app on iPhone and iPad and then reboot the device. When the device has booted back again, the Messages app becomes unavailable as it crashes immediately upon launch, which has caused some users to think the problem is … Read More

How to Set Custom Quick Reply Messages on Apple Watch

May 26, 2015 - 4 Comments
Quick reply to messages on Apple Watch

Apple Watch offers quick and seamless communication methods, and one of the most used features for many users is the ability to instantly reply to inbound messages with quick pre-canned replies, emojis, or a dictated message. The quick replies in particular are very useful, and Apple Watch offers a variety of default replies for this … Read More

How to Clear a Chat Transcript in Messages for Mac OS X

May 22, 2015 - 1 Comment
Clear transcript and chat log from Messages in Mac OS X

The Mac Messages app maintains a transcript of conversations that have been carried out on the computer, thus when you open a message window to a particular sender, you’ll see the prior conversations, pictures, and other sent/received data in the same message thread. If you’d like to clear out these conversations transcripts and related media, … Read More

How to Cancel Sending a Message or SMS from iPhone

May 10, 2015 - 16 Comments
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If you’ve ever hit “Send” on an iMessage or text message that you wish you could take back, or perhaps you’d just like to cancel a sent picture because it’s stuck on ‘Sending’ and taking forever to send the message due to a congested network connection, then you may find this iPhone “cancel send” trick … Read More

How to Filter & Mute Unknown Senders Messages from Known Contacts in iOS

May 7, 2015 - 6 Comments
Filter unknown senders messages in iOS

iPhone and iPad users can opt to use a new “Filter Unknown Senders” feature in the iOS messaging app which will automatically hush and separate inbound messages that are coming from unrecognized contacts. This is extremely useful if your phone number is publicly listed on a web site like Craigslist, or if you just happen … Read More

How to Stop Automatic Emoji Replacing Emoticons in Messages for Mac OS X

Apr 28, 2015 - 5 Comments
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If you use Messages on the Mac to as a way to send texts, iMessages, Facebook chat, AIM, or whatever else, you’ve certainly noticed that new versions of Messages in OS X will automatically replace an emoticon with an emoji icon substitution. While many users like Emoji characters and they work great when messaging other … Read More

How to Use FaceBook Messenger on Mac OS X via Messages App

Apr 25, 2015 - 26 Comments
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Facebook Messenger is a popular means of communicating, but the Mac doesn’t have a dedicated Facebook messaging app like the iPhone or Android does… or does it!?! Indeed, you can use Facebook Messenger to message friends from OS X, and in moments you can set up the Mac Messages app to function as a Facebook … Read More

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