The experience of handling group messages has improved with the arrival of versions of iOS 14 and iPadOS 14, but two of the best features are hard to figure out on your own – only responding to one. person in the group and mention one or more people.
In a group chat in Messages, just press and hold a message and the usual variety of reply options will appear, including reactions. Press “Reply” and the message will appear in a sort of sandbox.
This response now appears in a visually rotated view in the transmission, like with WhatsApp, but with the incentive that it will be an additional conversation, so not everyone in the chat will be able to see it.
You can also tag people in a message, which is useful in an active chat that they otherwise wouldn’t see, or if group chat is turned off, which is often necessary when groups are very large and actively communicating. .
You start typing your name and when Messages finds a match, the name changes from black text to gray text (it’s very subtle). You can also try typing an @ and following it along with part of their contact name to see when a match occurs.
Tap on the gray text and the contact name will appear, which you can tap to select and which then converts the mention text you wrote to bold blue. If there are multiple potential matches, they will all appear and you can choose between them.
If you want power send and receive SMS from your Mac, see this step-by-step tutorial on how to do it.
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