Category: iMessage

How to Use Those Full-Screen iMessage Effects on Your Mac

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You may not have realized that the full gamut of iMessage effects is available on the Mac too—even if Apple’s desktop Messages app doesn’t make it apparent. If you want to send an iMessage with a dose of fireworks, for example, you can do so on the Mac just as you can on an iPhone or iPad. Here’s how to use and send…

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Use Shared With You in Safari on Mac to See All Links Sent via Messages

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If you’ve ever wanted an easy way to browse through all of the links that are shared with you through Messages app, the new Shared With You feature in Safari is what you’re looking for. Shared With You gathers all of the links that have been sent your way from all iMessage conversations, and puts them in an easy to access Safari feature.

The Shared With You feature is available on Mac with any machine running MacOS Monterey or alter, and for iPhone and iPad running iOS 15 or later.

Let’s take a look at how this works with Safari on the Mac.

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How to See All Links Shared With You Over Messages from Safari on iPhone & iPad

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Have you ever wanted an easy way to view all the web links your contacts share with you on iMessage? In that case, you have every reason to be excited about the new Shared With You feature that iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 brings to the table.

Separating all the links you get during a conversation or a group chat becomes really hard when people share them frequently. Thankfully, Apple has alleviated this issue with the new Shared With You feature that automatically puts shared content into the relevant apps. For instance, if someone sends you a link over iMessage, iOS…

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How to Pin Conversations in Messages for Mac

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If you use the Messages app for many conversations from your Mac, you may have a few people you’d like to prioritize. By pinning a conversation in Messages for Mac, that person and message thread is always at the top of the Messages list, which is particularly helpful if you get tons of different texts from many different people, and some of your favorites are getting lost in that sea of messages.

The more messages you get, the more difficult it becomes to keep track of all your conversations. Therefore, it’s important to separate the important message…

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How to Use Memoji in Messages for macOS

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As a Mac user, have you been envious of people using Memojis on their iPhones and iPads? In that case, you’ll be happy to know that Memojis have finally made their way to macOS after such a long wait. You can now create Memojis and send Memoji stickers over iMessage.

Memoji was first introduced alongside the release of iOS 12 as an improvement over Animoji that came out a year earlier. With the rollout of iOS 13, Apple added Memoji stickers to iMessage. Unfortunately, this feature was limited to iOS/iPadOS devices and Mac users were left out as a result. Fast…

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How to Select Email for New iMessage Conversations on Mac

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Do you want to hide your phone number for new iMessage conversations started from the Mac? This is something that a lot of users may wish to do for privacy reasons. Well, you’ll be pleased to know that you can easily do this on your  Mac.

If you set up iMessage first on your iPhone, it’s likely that the service is using your phone number by default instead of your Apple ID email address when you’re accessing it on your Mac too. Most users aren’t okay giving out their personal phone numbers to random people. Therefore, privacy buffs who want to avoid…

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How to Use Mentions in Messages for Mac

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As a Mac iMessage user, how often have you wanted to mention or tag other members of a group conversation? You’re certainly not alone, and much like you can mention people in Messages on iPhone and iPad, you can do the same on the Mac and start pinging people right away.

The ability to use Mentions in Messages for Mac is only available on the newest versions of system software, so make sure you’re running Big Sur or later to have the feature.

How to Use Mentions in Messages for Mac

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How to Use Inline Replies on Messages for Mac

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Here’s a question for all of you Mac iMessage users. How often have you wanted to reply to a specific message, rather than the most recent? You can do that with inline replies, which is available in Messages for Mac, just like it is on iPhone and iPad.

Almost all instant messaging and social networking platforms these days allow you to reply to messages individually no matter how old they are. This feature is extremely helpful in group chats where a lot of people are involved. Not too long ago, this was a feature lacking in iMessage. But with the iOS 14 and…

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How to Use iMessage Effects on Mac

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Someone celebrating an event or birthday? Bored in the middle of an iMessage conversation? Not sure what to talk about or just want to make things interesting? Using iMessage screen effects can help to emphasize and spice up your conversation, and you can use these right from your Mac Messages app.

For those who aren’t aware, iMessage effects have been available on the iPhone and iPad for years now. To be specific, it was first introduced alongside iOS 10 back in 2016, but the feature never made its way to the Mac until recently. As the saying goes, it’s…

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How to Search & Send GIFs in Messages for Mac

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Have you ever wanted an easy way to share GIFs while texting your friends on iMessage from a Mac? As long as your Mac is a modern version of macOS, you can find and send gifs right within the stock Messages app, just like you can from iPhone and iPad.

In the recent years, the Messages app on the Mac has always lagged behind its iOS/iPadOS counterpart in terms of the features that are available. For example, Memoji stickers, message effects, and an integrated GIF search are things that Mac users have been requesting for quite a while. With the macOS Big Sur…

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