iMessage Shortcuts for Mac makes life easier for its users, making chatting with friends and colleagues more efficient than ever.
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Essential iMessage Shortcuts for Mac Users
Plus, iMessage is more than just a minimalist messaging app. Turns out it has some handy features like sending files and changing the font size. And it could be done more easily by following the essential shortcuts below.
That said, you might miss some of the features of iMessage even if you’ve been using the app for a long time now.
To cut to the chase, here are some of the essential iMessage keyboard shortcuts, at least for Mac users, to get the most out of them.
Reply to the most recent chat
In some cases, chat conversations are flooded with various topics because it helps to reply to the most recently sent message first using this shortcut on iMessage app on Mac.
Just press Command and “R” to specifically reply to the last message in the conversation, according to LifeHacker.
Contact iMessage via email
Another handy feature of the iMessage app allows users to instantly send an email to the person they are chatting with.
In turn, this would make sending emails more efficient as it would reduce the steps of composing a new email.
All you’ll have to do is press these three keys at the same time: Command, Option, and “E” while you’re in an iMessage conversation, according to the Apple support page.
This shortcut should compose an email to your contact without the need to manually open your email.
However, it should be noted that the shortcut will only work if the contact you are chatting with has their email address registered in your Mac address book.
It may be useful to add your colleagues’ emails to your address book to use this feature, which makes the process of sending emails more efficient.
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Dictate text on iMessage
Although some people have already mastered the art of fast touch typing, there may be times when you don’t feel like doing it.
Fortunately, iMessage offers its users the option of dictating their messages instead of typing them. However, unlike voice messages, this feature would turn the words you dictated into text.
To start using it, press both “Fn” and “D” together, and start saying your message out loud.
iMessage font size
Yes, there is an option to change your font size from the iMessage app, and there is a keyboard shortcut for that as well.
If you want your font size to be larger, hold Command and “+”. On the other hand, if it is too big for your taste, press “Command” and “-” to reduce it.
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