We know this may sound like an obvious thing to say, but with so many group messaging apps now in frequent use - Whats App, Facebook Messenger, Google Hangouts, and many more - it's a good idea to double-check that the conversation you want to leave is actually on Messages and none of the other services before you begin.This will avoid any confusion over why the steps listed below don't seem to work on your i Phone.Help is at hand, though, as it's actually very easy to take a break from the nattering.
For more insight into the various features offered by Messages, check out our How to use Messages on the i Phone guide.
If you were hoping to be able to hide a conversation from prying eyes read this: How to hide text messages on an i Phone.
It initially piggybacked off of Twitter, but was quickly cut off, likely because Twitter has its own plans for a live streaming service built around a company it just acquired, Periscope.
We’ve finally hit a tipping point where live streaming makes sense, both as a killer feature on a platform like Twitter, but also as a standalone business like You Now. "The reason is the rise of i OS and Android," says Emmett Shear, the CEO of Twitch.
His broadcasting schedule swelled from one or two hours a day to appearing live in four two-hour sessions. “I was using up around 70GB of data each month, and I’m with Verizon so you know that’s not cheap.” He was addicted to the interaction with the audience, but couldn’t afford to keep up with his costs.
So he sent a letter to You Now, which put him on its partner program, allowing him to earn money when his fans left digital tips and gifts. Cashier broadcast has several hundred people following live at any time.
In June of last year, on a whim and mostly out of boredom, Abuhamdeh mounted his phone next to the register and began to broadcast his day on You Now, a live streaming service. People would walk up and pay, he would ring them up, and then as they left, nail them with a zinger spoken to the camera.
But I was nervous, I felt like there were people watching. It was weird.” After a few weeks of broadcasting he began to find his rhythm.
Group messages can be a great way to organise a trip with your friends or spring a surprise party.