iPhone number and email address linked in iMessages
Before the last major iOS update iMessages would have different threads when my gf would text me from her MacBook as opposed to her iPhone. Now these threads are always combined with the heading of the message either being her phone number contact or her email address depending on which one she last messaged me from. I actually prefer these threads being combined but when she has messaged me from her laptop last my return messages don’t show as delivered until she checks her laptop (Im guessing as I haven’t had a chance to test with her MacBook myself yet. I’ll update later when I get to test it myself). Even when I go into contacts and specifically go to message her phone number it just adds the message to the current thread. Is anyone else experiencing this? Or maybe there’s a setting? Even creating a separate contact for her email address doesn’t do anything.
This thread seems to discuss the same issue: https://apple.stackexchange.com/questions/323931/messages-using-email-instead-of-phone-number