In the world today, the primary way we communicate is via text. It’s so easy to be distracted or forget to reply because your phone is glued to your ear.
The phone is the way we communicate via text, but it’s also a way we communicate via other kinds of tech. A few years ago, when I was still in college, I was pretty pissed when I couldn’t find my phone because I had left it in the car for days on end. Back then, the only way to get it was to call or go out to a store on my own.
It’s like what you would call “the next big thing” in tech. I mean, yes, we’re spending millions of dollars to get our smartphones to work, but now the phone is so ubiquitous that we can’t even see it. In other words, the phone gets used as a tool to make more efficient communication possible. We’re not just talking about texting or voice dictation.
The phone has literally become a communication tool. Nowadays, if you can’t make a call, a text message is the next best thing. It’s almost like we’ve turned our phones into a communication device. I’ve been in touch with someone that uses the phone for text messaging, and its so obvious. Its so easy to type, and it automatically translates what you type into text.
This was a bit of an interesting discovery. While the iPhone had a voice dictation capability, it is more than just dictation. It is, in fact, a text system, designed to allow you to dictate your phone messages to someone else, if you have an iPhone. The iPhone has its own text system, but I was always told that it was only for dictating messages with someone else that was the recipient.
In fact, I can’t remember the last time I used the text function on my iPhone. I do know that I have an iPhone that I use for email and texting, but I don’t use it for dictation.
If you haven’t yet, then you really should. It is also a really useful feature.
For instance, there is a text field on the iPhone that allows you to include text messages to your contacts, like you would on the phone, right from the keyboard. It also allows you to choose a recipient for a single text message, and it’s easy to get your text messages to anyone you can think of. It means that you can also send messages to multiple people in one go. And if you want to send them to a group of people, you can do so.
Well, I don’t know about you, but I’d much rather have all my messages in one place than to type them out on my phone. But that’s a question for another time. At the moment, in addition to the iPhone text field, there is a text field on the Android version of the iPhone that allows you to include any text you’d like, but it also allows you to send text messages to contacts (similar to the iPhone text field).
So for all you iPhone users, here’s your chance to send texts to people who are on the same group as yourself. Well, if you’re not actually in the same group as the people you text, you need to send them a message asking them to join you. Like, “Hey, I’m in a text chat with some people. Help me out by joining my group.