People using Apple devices have the ability to send iMessage, which they can read it on iPhone or iPad. Rather than sending a mere reply to the message, it is now possible for users to add Reactions to the message and participate in an engaging conversation.
To utilize the feature provided by the company, it is necessary to have iOS 10 version and above. It is also the same in case of the receiver. Only then the participants in a conversation using iMessage will be able to view the reactions.
Adding reactions to a message provides a significant impact. It is a better way of expressing how you feel and receive the context of the message. Rather than sending a plain text which does not have any impact on the reader, using Reactions will be helpful in offering a better way to communicate with each other.
Types of reactions that a user can send
Speaking about the different kinds of Reactions provided by Apple, the following is the list:
- Thumbs up
- Thumbs down
- Exclamation point
- Question mark
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Although the menu is small, we are watching for updates from the company. The few Reactions do not fulfill all the emotions that a human being holds.
How to send a reaction to iOS?
When you are participating in a conversation using iMessage, you can send a Reaction you need to hold the text menu box of the user that you wish to send the reaction. Once you do, the display will pop up with a bubble that will show you the new options that contain the list of Reactions as explained above. You can pick any one of them according to the conversations that you are having. For example, if the sender is unaware of the presence of Reactions feature in the iMessage, you can sand “ha ha” by tapping the same from the bubble that appears on the screen.
Also, with the new rumored iOS update, you can also send messages directly from the major iOS heavy processing apps like Garageband, logic pro X, iMovie, Keynote etc.
As you can see, the addition of Reaction feature in iMessage gives a trendy way to communicate with others. They are not only providing the genuine feeling of what we mean but also adding fun to the dull or unusual plain text messaging service.
Sending reaction to Mac OS
One of the advantages provided by Apple is that users can send Reactions to iPhone, iPad, iPod, and Mac OS. Before sending a message from your Mac OS device, you have to log in using Apple ID and password. The system will synchronize with the messages and conversations, after which, you can indulge in sending messages along with adding Reactions in the text field. You will be holding the message bubble to allow the appearance of reactions list. From the list, you can pick the preferred symbol and the software will place it in the message bubble accordingly.
To send and receive Reactions, it is necessary for you to use iOS 10 and Mac OS Sierra. If an individual uses an earlier version of iMessage on Mac OS, he/she will not be able to see the reactions.