iPhone X: How to Save an Animoji (And Make Stickers!)

· Melissa Holt · Quick Tip

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If you’re playing with the Animojis on your fancy new iPhone X, you’ve gotta know how to save your creations. And make stickers out of them! Rabbit faces? Unicorns? Poop stickers? Sign us up.

iOS 11: Using the New Messages Effects

· Melissa Holt · Quick Tip

Under iOS 11, you’ve got some new effects to play around with in Messages, so now you can annoy…er, we mean impress your friends even more! We’ve got the scoop on how to find and use these new toys.

macOS: Inserting Line Breaks in Messages

· Melissa Holt · Quick Tip

This Quick Tip is all about a keyboard shortcut you can use in Messages on the Mac to insert a line break. So if you keep pressing Return hoping it works the same way as it does on iOS (and sending messages too early!), we’ve got the solution for you.

macOS: Using Screen Sharing Within Messages

· Melissa Holt · Quick Tip

If your friend is having problems on his Mac, you’ve gotta know that Messages has a built-in screen-sharing feature that’ll let you help from afar.

'Scheduled' Helps You Remember to Send Messages

· Jeff Butts · Quick Tip

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Not only does this app remind you to fire off that crucial text message, but it fills everything in for you so all you have to do is tap Send.

Four Quick Tips for Mastering Messages on Your iPhone

· Melissa Holt · Quick Tip

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In this article, we’re going to cover four fun and interesting things you can do within Messages on your iPhone and iPad, including how you can draw on videos you’re sending and how to share your location with a recipient. There’s useful and fun stuff in today’s Quick Tip!

macOS: Saving Out Messages Conversations

· Melissa Holt · Quick Tip

Got some incriminating text messages you’d like to save? Or maybe you don’t want to blackmail your friends and would just like to keep a certain conversation forever and ever? This Quick Tip is for you in either case. We’ll discuss how to save out a single Messages conversation on your Mac!

iOS 10: Deleting Previous Handwritten Messages

· Melissa Holt · Quick Tip

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If you haven’t tried out iOS 10’s new handwriting mode in Messages, you’re gonna want to check out today’s Quick Tip. We’ll cover not only how to use this feature but how to erase the (potentially embarrassing) things you’ve drawn!

iOS 10: Drawing on Your Pictures in Messages

· Melissa Holt · Quick Tip

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If you liked Melissa Holt’s Quick Tip about using Photos on the Mac to mark up images, then you’re gonna need to check out this one too. Wanna annoy your friends and family by drawing on the pictures you send them through Messages? Sure you do, and we’ll tell you how!

macOS Sierra: Using Tapback in Messages

· Melissa Holt · Quick Tip

Today’s Quick Tip is all about how to use those funny little Tapback icons from iOS 10 within the Messages app in Sierra, too. So if you’ve just gotta give someone a thumbs up or a heart, you can do that, and we’ll tell you how.

iOS 10: Replying to Messages from the Lock Screen

· Melissa Holt · Quick Tip

With iOS 10, you can reply to texts right from your lock screen! Neat! Unless…well, unless you really don’t want just anyone to be able to do that, in which case you’ll want to turn this feature off. We’ll tell you both how to do this and how not to in today’s Quick Tip.

Porn is Sneaking into the New GIF Search Feature in iOS 10 Messages

· Jim Tanous · News

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The new Messages app in iOS 10 lets users search for GIF images directly in the app, but some users are encountering inappropriate results. It seems that whatever search filters the Bing-powered GIF search is using aren’t quite catching everything.

Disable 'Reduce Motion' to See New iOS 10 Message Effects

· Jim Tanous · Quick Tip

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Having trouble creating or seeing the new Bubble and Screen Effects in the iOS 10 Messages app? The culprit may be an iOS Accessibility setting. Check out our quick tip for a possible solution as to why your iMessages suddenly seem so dull compared to everyone else.

How I Turned a Bunch of Drawings into iOS 10 Sticker Packs

· Jeff Gamet · How-To

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What happens when you tell artists they can make sticker packs for iOS 10 Messages easily? They do, and I took that as an invitation, so I went through the process of creating two sticker packs to learn how the process works. It’s a win-win scenario, because I know a lot more about what developers experience, and you get two sticker packs.

iOS Messages: Leaving Group Conversations

· Melissa Holt · Quick Tip

This Quick Tip is all about a neat Messages feature called “Leave this Conversation.” Melissa Holt will discuss why you need it and why you might not be able to use it in certain situations.