Skype for mobile and desktop now supports read receipts, which let you see which messages your contacts have actually seen but also allow your contacts to see the same information about you. If you don’t want this kind of information to be known, here’s how you can disable read receipts in Skype for mobile and desktop.
Looking for the “info” or “details” icon in iOS 12 Messages? It’s still there, but it’s now hidden as part of Apple’s minor redesign of the Messages app in iOS 12. Here’s how to find it.
If you send lots of pictures via the Messages app, you may be using more mobile data than you realize. Instead of cutting back on sending your favorite pics to family and friends, first try enabling the iPhone’s Low Quality Image Mode, which automatically reduces the size of images you send via Messages, significantly reducing your data usage.
There’s a quick and fun way to forward pictures you receive in Messages on the Mac to another person—without having to save them to your Desktop or Photos library first! Today’s article is all about how to do just that.
If you don’t want just anyone to be able to read your texts on your lock screen—but you’d still like to know when you get a message!—then come read about a setting on iOS that’ll let you configure your texts to work exactly the way you want them to. Those of us who have offensive friends can breathe a sigh of relief with this!
Read receipts, which allow you to see when a text message you’ve sent has been read by its recipient, can be set either globally or on a per-conversation basis under macOS Sierra and iOS 10. Come read about how to configure both!
Add a bit of personality to your Skype text chats with custom formatting. Here’s how to format Skype instant messages in bold, italics, strikethroughs, and more.
Your iPhone is configured to alert you twice to an unread text message, but at an interval of only two minutes. This produces a system that is relatively ineffective and potentially annoying. Here’s how to turn off repeating alerts for SMS or iMessages.
Getting roped into a group chat in Messages can be a frustrating experience, as many people you don’t really know send message after message concerning a topic your don’t really care about. Instead of pulling your hair out every time your iPhone beeps or vibrates, you can leave or mute the group chat itself. Here’s how to do it in iOS 8.
Apple this weekend launched a new Web-based tool to deregister a user’s phone number from the company’s iMessage service. The Deregister iMessage tool addresses an issue experienced by users who switched from the iPhone to a non-Apple smartphone and subsequently could not receive text messages from other iPhone users.