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How can we quick look at our contacts and see how is having iMessage or not? So we can easily contact them, instead of going through all contacts one by one to check them.

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I don't think you can. I think iMessage is supposed to be seamless with SMS. If the contact doesn't support iMessage, it'll fall back to standard SMS. It's not meant to be a "standout service," if that makes sense. Maybe they had to appease the carriers and push it deep into the background, maybe they wanted to do this all along. In any case, it would be nice, but at this point, I don't think you can differentiate users with iOS 5 and those without (other that the current method you are using). –  cksum Oct 13 '11 at 7:13
    
@chksum If you make that the answer, I would up vote since your 100% correct. The only way to confirm iMessage is by sending a message, if the Apple servers are available, and the other person has iMessage, it will send, otherwise it falls back on SMS. –  Diago Oct 13 '11 at 7:26
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The feature you are looking for does not exist in iOS 5.0. I guess the reasoning is that you just want to send a message to your contacts and the device will send it via the appropriate route, favouring iMessage where it is available.

The closest you can get to seeing who has iMessage available without visiting each contact's card individually is if you go to send a new message, type 'a' in the To: field and you'll get a phone-number drop down. As you scroll, those contacts with iMessage available will have a little blue speech bubble to the right of their name and number (or email address).

Blue speech bubble

Other that that, when you're sending a message...

If the Contact's Name and the Send button are green, then they don't have iMessage available and you'll send them an SMS (or MMS).

iMessage unavailable

If the Contact's Name and the Send button are blue, then they do have iMessage available and you'll use that.

iMessage available

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not quite, your first assumption is not correct, see this link hat contact has iMessage enable and I get nothing different from all the others. The second part is the obviously one and I stated on my answer, it's not that I'm trying to find... –  balexandre Oct 15 '11 at 11:05
    
You don't actually have to send the message, just go to send it. The button is coloured blue fairly quickly after you select the contact. –  Johnsyweb Oct 15 '11 at 11:09
    
well, if that's your answer, it's just wrong as I specifically mention that I do not want to go through each contact! –  balexandre Oct 15 '11 at 12:12
    
Sorry I cannot give you the answer you are looking for. I've updated my answer so that it may help others who stumble across this page. –  Johnsyweb Oct 16 '11 at 3:02
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+1, this was just what I needed to know. (The blue speech bubble & blue vs green colour in "new message" screen.) –  Jonik Oct 16 '11 at 15:17
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I have been searching for a month but didn't find any method any trick not any 3rd party app or not even a Cydia tweak to identify all my iMessage users & the point of hitting compose new and add a user to check if it turns green or blue.

In short there's no way you can find it so don't waste your precious time for searching.

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You surely saved your precious time by not typing all those unnecessary letters. –  Loïc Wolff Sep 28 '12 at 8:04
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