Messages received a huge update with iOS 8, adding features like audio clips, self-destructing messages, group management and more, bringing it in line with modern messaging apps like WhatsApp and Snapchat.
Apple launched iMessage in 2011 as a cross-platform messaging service for iOS and Mac users, and since then the service has grown quite a bit. It’s seeing plenty of improvements in iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite, in fact. But the service hasn’t always been rainbows and butterflies for everyone.
A new report claims that iMessage accounts for more than 30% of all spam messages on mobile devices, based on research conducted by Tom Landesman of security and anti-spam company Cloudmark. The messaging platform is increasingly becoming a target for spammers to advertise their counterfeit luxury goods or other junk messages front-and-center on both mobile and the desktop.
Here’s How to fix the iMessage bug if you’re not getting text messages after switching from an iPhone
If you’ve switched from an iPhone to an Android, BlackBerry or Windows Phone, and are not getting text messages from your friends who are using an iPhone, then you’re not alone.
Apple has acknowledged that an iMessage bug is affecting some users, and plans to provide a fix for the issue in a future iOS software update.
Some would argue that messaging on your device is the most important feature. It allows you to immediately express a thought, set up a meeting, or even just to send a quick smiley face to a friend. Anyone with a smartphone uses messaging on a daily basis, so today we’re going to show you 7 ways to enhance your messaging experience.