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What’s the Difference Between Apple & Facebook Message Apps?

Thursday, May 14, 2020, 1:52 p.m. – What is the difference between my iPhone Message app and my Mac OS Message app? Should messages on my iPhone app appear in my Mac OS Message app, if so they don’t.

Also can Apple Message apps (iOS and OS) be linked with Facebook Messenger app?

I’m really confused about all the message apps.
Don J J Carroll

Comments: One Response to “What’s the Difference Between Apple & Facebook Message Apps?”

    2 years ago

    The Messages app is on both iOS and macOS, but with different features. Both can access Apple’s iMessage system, but only the iPhone can directly access SMS (mobile carrier messaging). Messages on the Mac can do it, but routing through your iPhone. But you have to set that up on your iPhone in Settings, Messages, Text Message Forwarding.

    Facebook Messenger is a closed system controlled by Facebook. You access it through their Messenger. It isn’t part of Apple’s iMessage system or any mobile carrier’s SMS system. So you can’t access it in the Messages app. There are many other closed messaging systems like it that require their own apps: Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, WhatsApp, etc.

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