Category: iMessage

How to Unsend Messages on iPhone

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Have you ever sent a message from your iPhone and quickly regretted it? Or maybe you sent a message and you realize it didn’t convey what you intended, or it’s full of typos, or it was even sent to the wrong person? That’s where Undo Send comes in, a feature that is now available on iPhone that allows you to unsend messages.

Undo Send allows the unsending of messages, but only for iMessages, which means this feature only works between other iOS, MacOS, and iPadOS users, and there’s a time limit of 5 minutes. Additionally, it only works for users running…

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How to Set Messages to Automatically Delete on iPhone or iPad

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Do you want all of your Messages to automatically delete themselves after a specified time period from your iPhone or iPad? You can configure a Messages History setting that will allow for the automatic removal of message conversations after a chosen period of time.

This auto-delete Messages setting is perhaps most useful as a storage saving mechanism and should not really be considered a privacy setting for a variety of reasons, and it has some obvious downsides too, mainly that you could potentially forever lose some great memories, conversations, chat…

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How to Search Messages on Mac

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If you use Messages app on your Mac, you may frequently arrive at a situation where you’d like to search and filter the content of your messages and conversations for a match, or a particular word, or topic. Fortunately, the Messages for Mac app has a nice and easy message search feature.

Not sure where to get started with message search? We’re here to help walk you through the process of finding and searching for keyword matches in the Mac Messages application.

How to Search Messages & Conversations on Mac for Keywords

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How to Move an Unknown Sender to Known Senders in Messages on iPhone

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You may be familiar with the iPhone feature that allows you to filter your Messages inbox to Known and Unknown senders, which is handy if you find yourself getting a lot of messages you do not want from people you do not know. But what if you find someone you do know that has been stuffed into the “Unknown Sender” message inbox on your iPhone?

We’ll show you how you can move someone from the Unknown Sender list, to the Known Sender list on iPhone Messages.

How to Move an Unknown Sender to Known Sender in Messages on iPhone

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How to Stop Someone From Editing the iMessages They Send You

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Apple’s iOS 16 introduces some awesome new Messaging features: With the new update, you can recover deleted messages for up to 30 days, mark messages as unread to return to later, and you have more options for SharePlay than ever before. The two Messages features that made headlines, however, were the ability to edit…

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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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