Slack-Like Mention System in iMessage
If given a chance, I would completely bring an end to my interaction with all the third-party messaging appsthat I use across platforms in favor of an omnipresent iMessage. Though Apple doesn’t seem to be in the mood to unchain its messaging app, the tech giant has been spot on in taking cues from third-party apps for all the right reasons.
If the incessant leaks hold sway, the stock messaging app will come bundled with a host of much-awaited features including slack-like mention. For those unfamiliar, it will enable users to tag contacts with their names like @arjun. It can come in super handy in a group chat, allowing users to receive notifications when mentioned directly even if they have muted the conversation.
Apple is also likely to introduce a feature that will allow users to retract iMessages after sending them. Perfect for the times where you mistakenly send a message and want to destroy it to save yourself from a huge embarrassment. Besides, the rumors about the arrival of typing indicators in a group chat and marking messages as unread are also doing the rounds. Considering how user-friendly these features are, I’m keeping my fingers crossed for them!