Apple showed off the latest version of iOS at its WWDC22 keynote presentation. In fact, iOS 16 beta has just launched for developers. Among the long list of improvements and new features are much-demanded tweaks to the Messages app. Ever since its beginnings, iMessage has offered rich features to iPhone, iPad, and Mac users worldwide.
Read receipts are one of the many rich features baked into Apple's Messages app. By default, Messages lets everyone know exactly when you've seen an incoming message, photo, or video. While many iPhone and iPad users don't mind sharing this information with the world, others find it to be too intrusive. For anyone looking to increase privacy, there is a way to switch off read receipts entirely with a single toggle.
Stickers are a fun way to interact with iMessage on the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. A wide variety of apps deliver their own sticker packs, and unique stickers can be purchased in the App Store. Personalized memoji stickers can also be created, and sent to others in a message thread. When there are many stickers in a group message, things can get confusing fast.
Most everyone is familiar with the subject line in emails. Not only does the subject provide context for the email thread, but sometimes the subject line itself is the entire message. Did you know that text messages and iMessages have a built-in subject line? On Apple devices, this feature is normally switched off.
Forwarding text or photos in the Messages app on iPhone can be faster than sending a new message from scratch. Whether the content is an iMessage or text message the process is the same. How to forward a message on iPhone, iPad or iPod touch may not be obvious at first. But resending images or a text message only takes a few steps.