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You can compress videos, rather than trim them.

Compress the video, might as well not send it. With 4G and 5G speeds compressing videos and pictures should be long gone. Carriers want to brag about high speeds and unlimited data but yet they want to restrict texting options.

I would be all for Whatsapp but texting is the common built in stock app for all phones. Apple was smart enough to do iMessage and incorporate regular texting in the app. Android waited for the carriers to do it and that's why they fell behind in the texting arena. Google is changing that with Google messages but unlike apple having only one text app Android has several. That's the only reason I would want Android RCS users to have a blue bubble so iphone users know they can send them videos, otherwise color don't matter to me.
 

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Compress the video, might as well not send it. With 4G and 5G speeds compressing videos and pictures should be long gone. Carriers want to brag about high speeds and unlimited data but yet they want to restrict texting options.

I would be all for Whatsapp but texting is the common built in stock app for all phones. Apple was smart enough to do iMessage and incorporate regular texting in the app. Android waited for the carriers to do it and that's why they fell behind in the texting arena. Google is changing that with Google messages but unlike apple having only one text app Android has several. That's the only reason I would want Android RCS users to have a blue bubble so iphone users know they can send them videos, otherwise color don't matter to me.

I've done it several times to send in Facebook Messenger. Have not noticed any loss of quality. I probably wouldn't do anything important. At that time, I simply emailed the video to myself. Then saved it. That compressed it. It has improved from what it used to be. At least it has in iMessage.
 

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That's the only reason I would want Android RCS users to have a blue bubble so iphone users know they can send them videos, otherwise color don't matter to me.
We already know that won't be happening - threads with RCS recipients will show messages that you send as green bubbles. (Received messages never have a color FWIW.)
 

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We already know that won't be happening - threads with RCS recipients will show messages that you send as green bubbles. (Received messages never have a color FWIW.)

Oh I know all to well that apple thinks their blue bubbles are the bomb and there's something special about it. I could care less about the color, it doesn't make me superior. It would just be nice for users, including iphone users, if you knew who could support receiving videos and such, that's the only thing blue is of value now.

Apples biggest reason for using blue bubbles for other iMessage users is so the users would know they are texting a "safe" connection. Wouldn't that send the same message sending to RCS? Leave it green, blue, pink, I don't care just let us know, could be green, just say RCS in the text box. I hope they at least have "RCS" In the text box. Have you heard if they intend on doing something to identify RCS?
 

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Apples biggest reason for using blue bubbles for other iMessage users is so the users would know they are texting a "safe" connection. Wouldn't that send the same message sending to RCS?
No. iMessage are end-to-end encrypted, RCS messages will be just like SMS and MMS - no encryption. At least until the GSM association adopts an encryption standard. (Apple says that they want to work with them to do so. Google has a proprietary encryption protocol with their implementation of RCS in Android, but Apple will not be using it.)

Have you heard if they intend on doing something to identify RCS?
Well, things like tap-backs and typing indicators will be available. But really I am sure that Apple will be announcing a lot more about this during WWDC in June.
 

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I am pleased about the no send pictures in iMessage, it stops the two of my kids who have children sending endless photo's of their horrible insanitary offspring !
 

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I don't know if this is the right place to post this, I hope so.

Can I get people to take a couple minutes to go to apple feed back and request a feature in iMessage that should really already be there, I've enclosed a link to make it easy.

It would be nice to have schedule to send later feature. I know you can do it in shortcuts, but why not just do it from imessage it's there and easy to do, and I don't see where you can send pictures later in shortcuts, but either way why not simplify the process. I've used the send later feature in the email on iphone and it was a very simple process, easier then Android.

So I'm asking for help to get several requests for this feature. Please take a couple minutes to ask for it, I would appreciate it.


Hey op, your wish might come true sooner than you expected.
 

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Hey op, your wish might come true sooner than you expected.

I just read that. For all that sent suggestions in, thanks. Plus they are going to support RCS. These are great changes

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I'm so happy that this wish of yours is coming true!!!! I think there are many (me included) who will enjoy this feature!!!

It almost makes me want to do the beta, but I know better.

I think people will find it useful once it’s here. I know you can do it in shortcuts but that takes longer, more steps and most people probably don’t even know about it, and you couldn’t schedule pictures thru shortcuts. When you have a parent with dementia this feature comes in handy more then you can imagine. I used it so much on Android for a long time, it kind if surprised be that iPhone didn’t have it.
 
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The send later feature in the Messages app works. My test message was sent on time. What I dislike about it are the steps it takes to get to it.

+ → More → Send Later
 

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[QUOTE="nikkisharif, member: You can press & hold “send later” to move it up the list.
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Well how ‘bout that! I learned something new today. Thank you Nikki. I appreciate it.
 
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I don't see the Send Later feature in iMessage. The "send later" option is not there.

Never mind. I was trying to send later to myself. Apparently that doesn't work.
 
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The send later feature in the Messages app works. My test message was sent on time. What I dislike about it are the steps it takes to get to it.

+ → More → Send Later

Have you tried long pressing the send button? On the email send later you long press the send button then a pop up box shows with the send later options. Who knows, worth looking.
 
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Have you tried long pressing the send button? On the email send later you long press the send button then a pop up box shows with the send later options. Who knows, worth looking.
Yes I did, and thank you. I followed Nikki’s instructions successfully.
 

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