Apple’s boasts new feature for iMessages

Sales staff welcome the customers to buy iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus at an Apple store in Beijing. (File photo: Reuters)

Apple has launched a new feature that will allow users who decide to ditch the iPhone in favor of another smartphone to continue receiving iMessages, The Verge website reported Sunday.

The new tool enables former iOS users to deregister their phone numbers from Apple’s iMessage system to make sure that future text messages were sent.

Ex-users need to enter their phone number into the Apple’s web browser and will receive a confirmation code by SMS.

Apple was in a hot spot earlier this year when some users complained that iMessages were not delivered or received. The bug is also the subject of a class action lawsuit in California.

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