Originally Posted by JasonM
Timestamps are inserted into the chat log between messages that are more than 15 minutes apart, which the same threshold used by the iPhone SMS/iMessage app. Is this not sufficient or do I not understand the issue you're raising?
Some of us like to know if a message was received this very minute or ten minutes ago. It can make a difference. I'd argue that a chat would be faster-paced than text messages in many cases, but it's honestly not a big deal.