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Swipe to Reply in Messages on iOS 17

5th September 2023

Jacob Woolcock


In this video, I’ll show you the simple yet powerful feature of “Swipe to Reply” in iMessage on iOS 17. Discover how to streamline your conversations with this quick reply method, making your messaging experience even more efficient. Whether you’re new to iOS 17 or looking to enhance your iMessage skills, this tutorial has got you covered. Join me as I delve into the world of easy and convenient messaging with the “Swipe to Reply” feature.

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Video Transcript

Okay, let’s go for a QuickTip speed record!

I’ve got a message thread right here with my Mum, and in the past if I wanted to reply to a particular message I had to tap and hold by long pressing, then press Reply and then type in the message.

It’s quite a few steps!

Nowadays on iOS 17 all you have to do is swipe the message sideways and it will open up a reply box straight away that I can type in, and then press Send.

It will do it as a threaded conversation for me and it is super quick.

Phew, that was quite a Quick Tip – I guess the coffee this morning really helped!


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