Top tips to master Apple's iMessage chat app on your iPhone, iPad and Mac - CNET

imessageiMessage is a key part of the Apple experience, and rightfully so!  Jason Cipriani/CNET

I'm one of those people who just can't quit the iPhone because I'm so locked into the iMessage chat app and its addictive blue bubble. Even though I switch between the iPhone and Android throughout the year, it's iMessage that ultimately brings me back. 

Group conversations are better in iOS, and sharing full-size photos and videos are nearly unmatched. In Android's defense, Google recently gave Android users access to its iMessage competitor, but it's just not the same.

To me, Apple's chat platform feels much more complete, and that's in part because of the huge range of useful features that go beyond

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