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How to Add Google Hangouts to Messages on Mac

Jun 19, 2017 - 3 Comments
Choose Google as account to messages for mac

Did you know the Mac Messages app can support chatting with Google Hangouts natively? This is a nice feature for Mac users who chat with Google Hangout and leave a web browser window open to do so, since you’ll be able to communicate and message through Google Hangouts (aka modern Google Talk) but directly in … Read More

How to Reveal Hidden Message Previews with Touch ID on iPhone Lock Screen

May 23, 2017 - 5 Comments
The locked screen shows a hidden message preview on iOS

The iPhone defaults to showing message previews on the lock screen of iOS, revealing the sender name and message content text. Because of potential privacy ramifications, many users turn off message previews on the lock screen which hides the message content, but then to read the full message users have to go to the Message … Read More

How to Resend an iMessage on iPhone to Fix a “Not Delivered” Error

May 21, 2017 - 4 Comments
How to resend a Message and fix Not Delivered error on iPhone

Messages sent from an iPhone or iPad may occasionally fail to send, instead displaying a “Not Delivered” error message along with a little red ! exclamation point next to the failed message. While this may be annoying, you can easily resend a message from iOS Messages app with minimal effort. You can resend an iMessage … Read More

How to Resend a Message “Not Delivered” from Mac Messages

May 16, 2017 - 5 Comments
Resend a message on Mac

The Mac Messages app may occasionally fail to send a message correctly, when a message fails to send it is made obvious by a little red (!) exclamation point and a “Not Delivered” message under the failed iMessage or text message. But you don’t have to retype the message or just let it go, instead … Read More

Fix Repeated “Your message could not be sent” Messages Error on Mac

Apr 7, 2017 - 11 Comments
Your message could not be sent error on Mac Messages

Mac users may encounter a pop-up error originating from the Messages app in Mac OS which informs them “your message could not be sent”. Often when this error dialog appears, it’s seemingly out of nowhere or when a Mac wakes from sleep or has rebooted. While it’s possible to encounter the “your message could not … Read More

How to Search Messages on iPhone and iPad

Mar 31, 2017 - 11 Comments
How to Search Messages on iPhone and iPad

Did you know the Messages app has a Search function for iPhone and iPad? Many people don’t realize that you can easily search through iMessages and text messages on the iPhone, you’ll be able to quickly find messages by name, word, phrase, or other search terms. iOS Message search is fast and easy to use, … Read More

How to Mute Sound in Embedded Videos in Messages

Feb 17, 2017 - 1 Comment
Mute the audio from embedded videos in messages

Want to mute a video that is blasting noise within an embedded Message? You can do that with a nice subtle trick. This works to silence embedded video sound in both the iOS and Mac Messages apps, both of which allow you to play embedded videos in Messages conversations without launching into a web browser.

Play Videos Embedded in Messages for Mac and iOS

Feb 3, 2017 - 2 Comments
Play embedded video messages

Embedded video playing in Messages is one of the more subtly helpful and interesting features available on modern versions of iOS and Mac OS. Essentially what this means is that when you or someone else sends a video link through the Messages app, say a YouTube or Vimeo link, the thumbnail of the video that … Read More

How to Send Read Receipts to Specific Contact in Messages for Mac

Jan 29, 2017 - 1 Comment
Send read receipts to specific contact in Mac Messages

Read Receipts in iMessage allow the sender of a message to know when a recipient has received it, and both the Mac OS and iOS Messages apps support this feature when communicating with other iMessage users. But many Mac users don’t want to send Read Receipts to everyone, and with the latest versions of Mac … Read More

How to Enable Read Receipts Per Contact in Messages for iOS

Jan 16, 2017 - 10 Comments
Send Read Receipts for individual contacts in iOS Messages

Read Receipts offer a way for a message sender to know you have viewed their message, and vice versa. This can be a nice messaging feature in iOS, but it has obvious privacy implications and can become problematic in other situations. Fortunately the latest versions of iOS offer more granular controls and allow you to … Read More

How to Save Photos from Messages on iPhone and iPad

Jan 10, 2017 - 2 Comments
Save Photos from Messages to iOS

Many iPhone users send and receive pictures in Messages app for iOS, but have you ever wanted to save a photo from Messages app to your iPhone or iPad? Maybe it’s a picture you received from someone else that you want to save locally, or perhaps it’s a photo you took with the camera directly … Read More

How to Convert Text to Emoji in Messages on iPhone

Jan 6, 2017 - 11 Comments
Emojify Messages in iOS to replace words with Emoji icons

Emojifying words and messages is one of the many new fun features of Messages in iOS. With a simple trick, you can choose words to replace them with Emoji icons, converting a generic text message into a colorful message intermixed with Emojis. The Emoji text replacement tool works on iPhone and iPad as long as … Read More

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