Six Things You Didn't Know You Could Do in iMessage
Any iPhone or iPad user knows that iMessage is an invaluable communication tool. it’s a way for you to send text messages over both the standard cellular SMS network, or the data network. It even works over WiFi when possible. Using data instead of SMS can save you money by not using a limited SMS monthly allotment.
You get other benefits when connecting to friends and families who are also on Apple devices, too. Let’s explore some of the possibilities of the feature, shall we? Basics first, then six features you probably didn’t know iMessage had.
You may have been using iMessage for a long time without noticing its more subtle features. Here are some important things to remember when you’re communicating:
1. iMessages are blue, and regular SMS messages are green.
2. You may be sending “read receipts.” And by that I mean that anyone you’re communicating with over iOS will see when you’ve opened a text and read it. This can be helpful when making plans to meet up but annoying if you’re attempting to coolly ignore someone (we all do it).
Because I am easily distracted and don’t want anyone to take personal offense to my short attention span, I turn off this feature altogether. You can do that by going to Settings → Messages.
From there you’ll need to turn off Send Read Receipts.