You might feel a little bit of deja vu since it was just over a weeks ago we shared information about updates for Dasher Messenger. This highly interactive messaging app is constantly striving to change the way you interact with your contacts.
If you’re a “like-aholic,” someone who hits the like button at the same pace as their pulse, you’re going to enjoy the new favorite feature Dasher recently released in an update. We all have a few witty people we interact with and now you can give them some “street cred” by favoriting pieces of your conversations. With the GIF feature in Dasher, I’m sure they’ve had you ROTFLMAO a few times and now you can give them some feedback. When you favorite something, they’ll receive a notification of your action.
As of right now you cannot review those items or messages you’ve favorited, but you can see how many favorites an items has received. In the works is an update that’ll let you hold down the favorite button on an item to view who has favorited an item. If you’re looking to boost the favorites an item has received, don’t worry, you can favorite your own items.
This update also put the composition bar on a diet and slimmed things down a bit. This results in a little more real estate for your messages and fingers to enjoy, which is always good for engaging in constructive conversation.
There is one feature I’d like to see and I got some insider information from Dasher headquarters that it just might be in the works. I get a huge kick out of using GIFs in my conversations. A picture is worth a thousand words, but a GIF is worth a million giggles. I’ve run across a few I’d like to use in other conversations but I can’t seem to recall what word triggered a specific GIF. If you could somehow store those favorites you’re wanting to reuse for quick recall, that’d be awesome. Hopefully this feature finds its way into Dasher soon since it could save you precious time instead of sorting through GIFs to use in a conversation. It’s still fun seeing each new GIF available to use, but sometimes you know exactly what relates to the conversation.
Dasher is still my favorite messaging app and if you’re not using it, you’re missing out on a great way to interact with your contacts. I’m not a fan of Facebook messenger at all. As a matter of fact, when someone sends me a message via Facebook it generally takes me a while to respond since I despise it so much. For a better alternative, check out Dasher in the App Store. It’s a free download for your iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.