I have recently upgraded to macOS Big Sur 11.0.1 from Catalina 10.15.7.

Now, when I receive a Message, I get the notification but I no longer reply through it. This used to work in Catalina.

I found no useful options in System Preferences > Notifications nor in Messages > Preferences.

Any idea why this is happening and/or what I could do to solve this? It's a very important feature for my everyday workflow at the Mac.

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You can reply, it's just not intuitive. When you receive the notification, click the dropdown option to expand/show more and it will give you a text field which you can type in.

I've filed this in Apple's bug-report system as FB8619443

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    I can't believe this. WHY?? There's still no way around it right?
    – Daan
    Mar 7 at 21:16
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    Correct, this is certainly "working as intended"
    – Ezekiel
    Mar 7 at 22:08

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