How to send a handwritten message in iMessage on iPhone

Apple’s Messages app has a special little feature that allows you to personalize the messages you are sending to your friends and family by writing something in your own handwriting. It’s especially convenient since you can do it within the app. The note will be shown to the receiving user as an animation, as if it is being written in front of them. Learn how to send a handwritten message in iMessage on iPhone down below.

How to send a handwritten message in iMessage on iPhone

Learn how to send a handwritten message in iMessage on iPhone

Before you send a handwritten message in iMessage on your iPhone, note that it can also work for Android users if sent as a regular text. However, the note will not be animated as it will be sent as an MMS.

  1. Open Messages on your iPhone and tap the Compose button to start a new message. Alternatively, you can open an existing conversation.
  2. Next, turn your iPhone horizontal to access. You can access your Orientation Lock from Control Center. If you are using an iPad, there is no need to turn your device sideways.
  3. Tap the sideways icon on the keyboard. How to send a handwritten message in iMessage on iPhone
  4. Now, you can select one of the options at the bottom of the screen or tap Clear at the top to write your own message. How to send a handwritten message in iMessage on iPhone
  5. Once you are satisfied, tap Send. How to send a handwritten message in iMessage on iPhone

We hope this guide helped you learn how to send a handwritten message in iMessage on your iPhone. If you have any questions, let us know in the comments below.

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Asma is an editor at iThinkDifferent with a strong focus on social media, Apple news, streaming services, guides, mobile gaming, app reviews, and more. When not blogging, Asma loves to play with her cat, draw, and binge on Netflix shows.

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