Chapter 2: Sending and Receiving Text and Multimedia Messages

In This Chapter

check.png Setting up for SMS and MMS messages

check.png Using iMessage to text iOS devices and Macs

check.png Sending and receiving messages

check.png Managing messages

Among the teen and preteen set, text messaging is almost an obsession. Even if you’re beyond the teen set, messaging is a quick and efficient way to keep in touch — you don’t have to worry about bothering the person you want to contact, you can respond to others at your convenience, and you have a written record of your exchange.

As with other apps, you have more than one way to perform the task at hand. In this chapter, we show you the different ways you can send messages — traditional SMS and MMS as well as iMessage messages, which you exchange with your i-device — and Mac — user friends. With iMessage, you can begin an exchange (called a conversation in Messages lingo) on one device, say your iPhone while you’re at the bus stop, and then continue it on another, such as your Mac or iPad, when you get home. Because “the media is the message,” we show you how to add photos, video, ...

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