How to Use Two Finger Tap Edit Mode in Messages on iPhone and iPad

Managing messages had never been so straightforward on iOS before. Don't believe me? Give a try to these cool two-finger gestures to edit messages swiftly on your iOS 13 or iPadOS 13 devices!

When it comes to managing messages on smartphones or tablets, smooth gestures come in super handy. With a minimal learning curve, they are pretty easy to master. Moreover, they also make the task of handling a lot of conversation threads less tedious.

If you think that the three-finger text editing gestures are great, let me tell you that using two-finger tap edit mode in Messages app on iPhone and iPad is no less impressive. However, unlike the former, the latter is slightly under wraps. But once you get a good hang of these new gestures, they feel quite familiar – in the typical Apple fashion.

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So, whether you want to select multiple messages at once in a thread or forward many snippets at one go, these two finger gestures can let you get the task done with ease. Being quite straightforward, they are going to simplify the way you handle conversation threads. That all being said, let me show you how you can edit messages with two-finger gestures efficiently on your iOS 13 or iPadOS 13 devices!

How to Edit Messages with Two-Finger Gestures on iPhone and iPad

How to Use Edit Mode for Message Threads

Step #1. Launch Messages app on your device and go to the
all messages view.

Step #2. To enter edit mode, simply tap on any of the message thread using a two-finger tap.

Edit Messages with two-finger Gestures on iPhone and iPad

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Step #3. To select multiple messages, use a two-finger scroll.

Use two-finger Gestures to Select Multiple Message on iPhone or iPad

After that, select Delete or Read as per your need.

Step #4. Finally, tap on Done to finish.

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So, that was about managing conversation threads in the Messages app proficiently. These gestures also let you forward or delete specific messages.

How to Use Edit Mode for Individual Conversations

Step #1. Open the Messages app on your device and head over to an individual message thread.

Step #2. To delete or forward a message, simply use the two-finger tap. After that, choose the preferred option.

Use Edit Mode for Individual Conversations on iPhone or iPad

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Step #3. To select multiple messages in a specific thread, use the two-finger scroll gesture. Then, delete all the messages at once or forward them all to your friends or loved ones depending on your needs.

Use Two-finger Edit Mode to Delete or Forward Individual Conversations on iPhone and iPad

That’s pretty much it! So, that’s the way you can access and use edit mode in the Messages app on your iPhone or iPad.

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Even though there are tons of third-party messaging apps that claim to be the best alternatives of iMessage, none of them can match the security and intuitiveness that Apple’s offering delivers. Whether you want to enhance your personal messaging or improve your business communication, iMessage can live up to the billing really well. That’s the reason why it’s demanded so highly across the platforms.

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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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