Here is how to reply to messages on Mac from a message notification

Here is how to reply to messages on Mac from a message notification

It has been a while since Apple released MacOS Sierra to the public. The new version of Apple’s desktop operating system has changed the way of using Mac thanks to its interesting features ranging from Siri integration to an enhanced Continuity feature. Noticeably, Mac users now can respond to Messages in a much faster way by replying directly from a message notification, eliminating the need to open the Messages on their devices.


The feature is limited for multimedia messages of pictures and videos, but there is a simple step you can use to reply to normal text based communications right from a message notification on your Mac.

In this guide, we will run you through the steps to reply to Messages from notifications on your Mac. Before we begin, make sure that you are now running a modern version of MacOS. It’s best to go with MacOS Sierra 10.12.0 or newer before moving ahead

Step one: Once a message notification comes in, all you need to do is to move the cursor over it and you simply need to click on Reply button

Step two: Once you are done, all you have to do now is to type your response in the text box and click on Send to send your message. You can click on Close button to cancel the message

That’s it! The process is pretty simple. However, make sure that you updated your Mac before following along. In reality, the earlier versions of MacOS include the ability to respond from Notification Center on your Mac.

iOS 10 also includes the similar ability that allows users to reply directly from the lock screen without having to authenticate with a passcode or Touch ID. However, this feature can cause some privacy issues that may not be desirable for everyone.

Also read: Here is how you can filter messages in Mail app in iOS 10

MacOS Sierra comes with tons of new features. If you are using a Mac, make sure that you check it out and don’t forget to share with how your experience with MacOS Sierra will be in the comments section below.

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