Tip: Use iMessage Tapbacks for impromptu polls

Tip: Use iMessage Tapbacks for impromptu polls

For the most part, I do not like iMessage Tapbacks. While it’s marginally fun to send a little heart if you don’t have anything else to say, the feature brings mostly unnecessary push notifications and confusion. (Did you even know those things were called Tapbacks?)

Which is why it’s hard for me to admit they have a really good alternative use: polls.

This trick is particularly useful during social distancing, when group chats are popping off like never before. If your group of friends wants to schedule a Zoom call, for instance, you’d generally have to either work a good time out via text or use a third party website like Doodle to see when everyone’s free. Sure, there is a Polls for iMessage app, but I don’t want to download that and neither do you. Read more…

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