How to Reply to Messages from Notifications on Mac Running macOS Sierra

How do you reply to messages directly from notifications on Mac running macOS Sierra? Follow this quick tip to reply to any message with optimum ease on your Mac.

Long gone the days when replying to any message used to be slightly offbeat. With macOS Sierra installed on your Mac, you can now reply right from a message notification.

While you are busy working on your Mac, you would be able to quickly reply to a message without having to launch the app and go through the traditional process. It’s a very smart feature which improves the messaging experience on Mac. In terms of functionality, it’s very much like using interactive notification on iPhone and iPad in iOS 10. Let’s head over the jump to find out how it works!

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How to Reply to Messages from Notifications on Mac

How to Reply to Messages from Notifications in macOS Sierra on Mac

Note: Make sure your Mac is running the latest version of macOS. At the same time, the option to send/receive option must be enabled in the Messages app. It works only with the text-based communication.

Step #1. When you receive any message notification, simply hover the mouse over it.

Step #2. Next, you need to click on Reply.

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Click on Reply in Message Notification on Mac

Step #3. Now, type in the message → Once you have written the message, click on Send.

Reply to Message from Notification on Mac

That’s it!

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macOS Sierra has enormously enhanced the messaging experience. With the addition of cool features like, emoji TapbacksMarkup, Universal Clipboard, the latest version of macOS is a step in the right direction.

However, the Messages app for iOS 10 is way better than its counterpart on macOS Sierra. There are quite a few features like Digital Touch, third-party App Store, which I would love to see in the Messages app for MacOS as well.

The other thing that is on my Wishlist is the much-improved avatar of Siri, which lacks both speed and intelligence to match with its competitors like Google Assistant and Cortana. An ultra-clever virtual assistant is vital for Mac.

What do you expect from the upcoming version of MacOS? Do let us know your feedback in the comments below.

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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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