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How to Reply to Messages on Mac from Notifications

Jan 1, 2017 - 1 Comment
Reply to messages from Notifications on Mac

Mac users can respond to Messages faster than ever by replying directly from a message notification, without ever having to open the Messages app. This effectively means that you can have an entire conversation through the message pop-ups in Mac OS without using the Messages app, though keep in mind the experience will be limited … Read More

How to Enable Message Effects in iOS with Reduce Motion On

Dec 22, 2016 - 7 Comments
iMesssage effects can be preserved with Reduce Motion enabled

The modern releases of iOS allow you to see and send fun iMessage effects while retaining the Reduce Motion setting to remove the sometimes nauseating zoom effects found elsewhere throughout the iPhone and iPad user interface.

How to Use Tapback Messages on Mac

Dec 16, 2016 - Leave a Comment
Tapback message on Mac

Tapback messages offer an in-line visual icon response to any message, it’s a fun feature on iOS Messages app that is also one of the few message effect features available on the Mac.

How to Use Tapback in Messages on iPhone & iPad

Dec 9, 2016 - 8 Comments
Use Tapback Messages in iOS

Modern versions of iOS have all sorts of fun new Messages app features, including the “Tapback” function which allows you to insert an inline response as a visual icon to any message with a quick action.

How to Delete Saved Handwritten Messages from iOS Messages

Dec 8, 2016 - Leave a Comment
Delete handwritten messages in iOS Messages

The Handwritten Messages feature in iOS is fun and can be used to scribble a note or draw a quick little sketch, but after you have sent a handwritten messages from an iPhone or iPad you’ll find the sketch is saved within a little panel at the bottom of the handwritten messages screen. If you’d … Read More

Use Low Quality Image Mode to Send Messages from iPhone with Less Data

Nov 29, 2016 - 2 Comments

If you send and receive a lot of picture messages from an iPhone or iPad but you don’t have the most generous data plan in the world, you might want to consider enabling an optional setting which reduces the image quality of pictures sent from iOS Messages. The end result of enabling Low Quality Image … Read More

Send Messages & SMS from Web & Email with a URL Trick

Nov 4, 2016 - 15 Comments
Mac Messages icon

Mac and iOS users can start iMessage conversations and send text messages from the web, email, or anywhere else a link can be clicked, by using a custom URL to launch the Messages app. Using this you can start an iMessage chat to any other iMessage user or send them an SMS through the Messages … Read More

How to Delete Messages Apps & Stickers in iOS 10

Oct 26, 2016 - 3 Comments

Now that Messages in iOS supports stickers and apps, it can be easy to go overboard adding Stickers and Apps and end up with an overcrowded app and sticker panel. Not to worry, you can clean house and easily delete and remove any stickers and apps from the Messages app on iPhone and iPad.

How to Disable “Reply to Message” from Lock Screen in iOS 10

Oct 22, 2016 - 4 Comments
Reply to Message from lock screen of iOS

The latest versions of iOS allow users to read and reply to Messages directly from the lock screen, without having to authenticate with a passcode or Touch ID on the device. This allows for iPhone and iPad users to quickly reply to inbound messages, but it can also lead to some potential privacy issues that … Read More

How to Search and Send GIFs with Messages in iOS

Oct 17, 2016 - 12 Comments
Search and Send GIFS in Messages for iOS

The iOS Messages app for iPhone and iPad includes an animated GIF search feature which allows you to search for and send GIFs to any recipient, whether they have an iPhone with iMessage or not.

How to Handwrite Messages with iPhone and iOS 10

Oct 10, 2016 - 25 Comments
Handwriting messages in iOS with iphone

Did you know you can handwrite messages and notes in Messages for iOS 10 on your iPhone? With this feature you can scribble out a little note or sketch a simple drawing and send it along to any recipient. Unlike some of the more obvious new Messages features in the latest versions of iOS that … Read More

How to Get & Use iMessage Stickers & Apps in iOS

Oct 5, 2016 - 14 Comments
iOS Messages Stickers and Apps

The all new Messages app in iOS is quite busy and full of new features and abilities, and a major new component is the wild world of Message stickers and apps. Stickers are basically little images and icons you can slap all over a message thread, and iMessage apps can be everything from simple photo … Read More

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