I have the macOS Sierra final beta, but I seem to be unable to send or receive the new iMessage effects.

Such as the Invisible Ink:

Invisible Ink

Is it possible to view these effects on macOS Sierra currently? And if it is, how can I enable it?

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Sierra doesn't support all the effects from iOS. I don't have a definitive list from Apple and I haven't seen one on their site.

On my Sierra I'm missing all the backgrounds and text effects. I can see any stickers sent to me.

  • Also, digital touch message don't appear, nor is there even any mention that they were sent. Tapbacks are converted to text: "Laughed at handwritten message" for instance Sep 28, 2016 at 3:59

There is a mySIMBL plugin I helped write that allows you to send messages with all the effects.


You won't be able to see them on your Mac but if you send it to a device on iOS they will.

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