How to Use Tapback in iMessages on Mac Running macOS Sierra

Just like Messages for iOS 10, macOS Sierra lets you add and use Tapback to any iMessage on your Mac. Check out how it works.

Messages app for iOS 10 may have won over a lot of iPhone users, but Messages app for macOS Sierra has got some interesting features as well for better iMessaging experience.

With the stock messaging app being vastly improved on the iDevices, folks just can’t help enjoying fabulous communication experience. macOS Sierra has got a new feature called Tapback. Wondering what Tapback is? It’s very much like the reaction you have used on Facebook.

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How to Send TapBack in Messages App in macOS Sierra

Tapback is a smart response that allows you to express your thoughts or feeling about a message. As for instance, if you think that a message is quite funny, you have the option to react with a funny expression. Would you like to get started with it on your Mac running macOS Sierra? Let’s go!

How to Add a Tapback to iMessage in macOS Sierra

  • Your Tapback will be visible to only the macOS Sierra or iOS 10 users.
  • Other iMessage users will be able to view just “Liked” or “Laughed at” or “Emphasized,” along with the text of that message.

Step #1. Launch the Messages app on your Mac.

Step #2. Next, you need to open the conversation thread in question.

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Step #3. Now, you have to press control+click a message bubble to open a shortcut menu.

Press Control on Mac Keyboard and Click Mouse Button

Step #4. Click on TapBack.

Click on TapBack in Messages on Mac

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Step #5. Now, you will have to choose your favorite Tapback from the available options.

Send Tapback in Messages in macOS SIerra

Step #6. Finally, click a Tapback to add it to the message bubble.

That’s it!

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There are some interesting ways you can customize the settings of your Messages app in macOS Sierra to improve your iMessaging experience. As for instance, you can change the download location of the received files, change the message notification sound, customize notifications, etc.

Which is the one feature you like most in iMessaging? Do share your feedback with us.

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Dhvanesh Adhiya
Dhvanesh Adhiya is the founder and editor-in-chief who takes care of audio, visual, and textual contents uploaded on He is passionate about wonderful apps that change the way your iPhone interacts in your life.
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