Force Touch Feature

jpgr15

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Haven't seen this anywhere else (I might just be living under a rock though), so I wanted to share.

If you force touch a contact icon in the messages app, a useful menu pops with quick links to call, message, FaceTime, or send an email. Force touching the convo just shows a peek of the convo.

I think this is great. It's always been somewhat convoluted trying to call a contact from the messages app.

Apologies if this is already a well known use case.
 

C DM

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It's one of the basic and main features of 3D Touch in iOS 9 that has been heavily advertised and discussed in relation to the new iPhones (6s and 6s Plus).
 

C DM

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Well, then I've been living under a rock.
That one might have been shown somewhat less though compared to some other ones. Certainly quite a few useful abilities in different places in iOS.
 

jpgr15

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Very cool! Thanks for sharing.

I'm under the 3rd rock down from yours...
Haha no problem! I'm glad I'm not the only one that missed it. I tend to follow these things pretty closely so I was surprised when I stumbled upon it.

This might be on of my favorite 3D touch uses.. next to the trackpad feature.
 

Rhonindk

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Haven't seen this anywhere else (I might just be living under a rock though), so I wanted to share.

If you force touch a contact icon in the messages app, a useful menu pops with quick links to call, message, FaceTime, or send an email. Force touching the convo just shows a peek of the convo.

I think this is great. It's always been somewhat convoluted trying to call a contact from the messages app.

Apologies if this is already a well known use case.
It does but it has some serious limits.
It shows mobile as priority and if the contact has >1 mobile, the first shows up. Same for text. Same for email.
If you have a contact in Favorites it acts the same even if the number under favorites is different.
ex: Favorites > John S work phone 3D Touch will show mobile info.

Good function just be aware of what it is actually displaying.
 

jpgr15

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Same functionality available for contacts in Siri Suggestions but annoyingly not for apps...yet...
Nice!! I hadn't found that function yet!

Maybe you have but I have not...and didn't know the feature was there, so thanks for the tip.
Glad it's helping people out! I follow MR pretty closely and I don't recall having seen this anywhere else.
 
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