How to activate "Hello ..." in SMS

asked 2015-01-04 00:19:09 +0300

hongakonga gravatar image

updated 2016-11-18 10:51:20 +0300

pawel gravatar image

I really like the idea to see the greeting "Hello ..." when starting an SMS. But I'm too stupid to activate it (or one could say it's not intuitive :-). Can sb please help me?

In general I think this feature of quickly inserting the greeting is great and I'd like to see it in all kind of comunication programs, e.g. email.

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The greeting "Hello", "Hei", etc (the wording probably depends on your system language) in the writing field of the Messages app is just a placeholder to indicate where you start your own actual message to the recipient, so I think at the moment there is no way for "activating" it.

Kayakist ( 2015-01-04 01:37:12 +0300 )edit

There should be ellipsis sign (...) at the end, to indicate, that it is not a finished sentence, but just a prompt.

smoku ( 2015-01-04 10:30:15 +0300 )edit

I would find it a cool feature if, when entering a punctuation (e.g. comma or exclamation mark) as first character, the greeting text would be automatically inserted.

hongakonga ( 2015-01-04 10:47:43 +0300 )edit

@hongakonga Automatically inserting a greeting should be a purely optional feature. In professional use it might have some demand, but in personal use one rarely begins every message with the same phrase.

Kayakist ( 2015-01-04 11:23:01 +0300 )edit

Actually, a selection of boilerplates would be nice. Things like "I'm at a meeting, will call you back" or "Coming, gimme 5 min" could be sent out in a couple of clicks. Quite useful in those situations when you can't afford to spend 5 minutes typing on an on-screen keyboard.

pichlo ( 2015-01-06 00:07:08 +0300 )edit