iOS 14 brings some major changes to the Messages app such as the ability to mention other people in iMessage groups. One new feature that has been introduced in the new operating system allows users to send inline replies to a specific message in a chat.
The Inline Replies feature in iMessage makes communication easy by enabling users to directly reply to a specific message. The Inline replies feature works for both single and group conversations. And while it may seem more useful in an iMessage group chat, it is also beneficial in single threads especially if the conversation involves a lot of messages and topic discussions.
When a users sends inline replies to a specific message, all those messages appear in their own view. This makes it easy for all members of a group chat to keep track of that specific thread and keep it separate from rest of the conversation.
With this new feature you will no longer have to repeatedly clarify what you mean when you are talking about a specific message or replying to a specific person in the group.
Sending Inline Replies In iMessage
Sending inline replies to other people’s messages in both single and group conversation threads is very easy. You can do this by following these steps.
- Launch the Messages app.
- Open any iMessage conversation.
- Find the message you want to reply to and long press or double tap on its chat bubble.
- Tap on the reply option and then type the reply message.
- After typing the inline reply tap on the send button.
You can send inline replies to other people’s messages as well as to your own message. By sending inline iMessage replies to your own message you can add new information to your previous message or correct a typo.
Reading inline replies is also simple. The replies will appear at the bottom of the conversation thread along with a thread of messages with the original message they are replies to. iMessage also indicates which messages were replied to by placing the number of replies under original message’s chat bubble.
So this is how you can send iMessage Inline Messages in group and single chat threads. This feature is designed to simplify the conversation experience and improve user experience, and is certainly a step in the right direction from Apple.
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