1. onebeanshy's Avatar
    I am the only Android user in a family of iOS. My mom and my sisters and I text in group. Recently, I gather, there was an iOS update that allows them to "like/love, etc" an image that is texted. This is EXTREMELY annoying. I'll get texts that simply say "So and so liked an image." :/ Am I at their mercy with this on my end? I'm using a Samsung S8+
    06-10-2018 12:31 PM
  2. Rukbat's Avatar
    The only thing you can block is the source - your mother, your sister. Or you could learn Android programming and develop a texting app that included a scripting language that would allow you to autodump messages with a certain text, like "liked a? <word>." (Meaning the word likes, a or an and a word and period after that.)

    But standard texting? No, I don't think anyone's done anything like that. (They're turning iMessages into social networks? Another reason I won't buy one.)
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    06-10-2018 02:10 PM
  3. onebeanshy's Avatar
    Yuck, thanks. Here's an example of what they are apparently doing (and what sent me over the edge, lol):

    iMessage to Android - annoying &quot;liked a message&quot; comments - is there a way to stop it?-20180611_104506.jpg

    It's annoying - if I wanted likes I would have posted it to Facebook.

    Maybe in time I will learn Android code. I taught myself website coding in the past, and while I'm not an expert, I can figure things out and I know what people are talking about. Maybe this is the push I need to branch out.

    Thank you!
    06-11-2018 10:15 AM
  4. djrakowski's Avatar
    But standard texting? No, I don't think anyone's done anything like that. (They're turning iMessages into social networks? Another reason I won't buy one.)
    Yep... I've finally reached that point with iOS. I like Apple's update policy, but that's about it.
    06-11-2018 10:32 AM
  5. djrakowski's Avatar
    I am the only Android user in a family of iOS. My mom and my sisters and I text in group. Recently, I gather, there was an iOS update that allows them to "like/love, etc" an image that is texted. This is EXTREMELY annoying. I'll get texts that simply say "So and so liked an image." :/ Am I at their mercy with this on my end? I'm using a Samsung S8+
    Sounds frustrating, honestly, and I'm glad it's never happened to me. I've used an iPhone until just recently, and never knew this feature existed. Perhaps I'm being naive, but... would it work to just ask them to stop "liking" your photos?
    06-11-2018 10:36 AM

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