Is there a way to get a saved text into the Shortcut action Send Message? I can park a text into the Clipboard, but I can't seem to grab that to be sent with this action. It seems it needs to be hard coded, which is a major restriction.

Anybody have any insight?

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On macOS, right click and Insert Variable.

macOS Shortcuts: Insert Variable

On iOS, select a variable from the bar above the keyboard.
The ‘Select Variable’ button allows you to choose the output of any action.

  • Bingo. That entry should be a natural pull-down. Didn't see that at all.
    – Rich_F
    Nov 5, 2022 at 11:23

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