Blue bubble of iMessage, there ks just something addictive about it. I switch between countless Android devices throughout the year, but iMessage is so overwhelming to me that I can’t stop the iPhone.
To be clear, it is not because I look at the bubble green text messages I received from my friends — using Android. Because group interactions are better in iOS, and sharing photos and videos in full is not possible by sending regular text.
For me, the Apple chat platform feels a lot better, and it is very much thanks to the many useful features beyond typing in a message and sending in a link. Here is a list of my favorite iMessage features and how to use them.
Customize iMessage programs to work for you
It is a good idea to open the Messages Settings screen and take a few minutes to go through the several options and customize how Messages will work. Most importantly, double check sending and receiving programs.
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve asked why some messages pop up on a Mac or iPad, but not an iPhone – or the other way around. Luckily, it’s a simple fix: Do not use your email address (s), use your phone number only in the Send & Receive section of the Message Settings.