iMessage apps in macOS Sierra?

Discussion in 'macOS Sierra (10.12)' started by VSG, Sep 11, 2016.

  1. VSG macrumors regular

    Aug 9, 2014
    Hi there!

    I upgraded to macOS Sierra GM a few days ago and everything is running smoothly.
    But I'm missing something, maybe I remember this wrong, but does Messages in macOS Sierra also support Message-apps as in iOS?

    I can't seem to find a sticker-browser or those animated GIFs or any of that kind. The Tapback-feature is integrated although not really intuitive.
    It seems Messages on macOS is now a lot less powerful compared to Messages on iOS.

    Any infos is highly appreciated.
    Thanks in advance and best regards,
  2. Ritsuka macrumors 6502a

    Sep 3, 2006
  3. VSG thread starter macrumors regular

    Aug 9, 2014
  4. alfonsog macrumors 6502


    Jul 17, 2002
    Cape Coral, FL
    This is really a fail for Apple. I use messages more on my mac more than I will ever use siri.
  5. inequals macrumors newbie

    Jul 15, 2014
    I know right - I use Messages on my Mac even more than I use Messages on my Phone! Well, perhaps not more, but definitely enough to warrant Apple treating them with the same importance. Silly not to anyway.
  6. Dwalls90 macrumors 601


    Feb 5, 2009
    iOS features always seem to lag behind Mac OS releases, maybe next year?
  7. 576316 macrumors 601

    May 19, 2011
    Sierra can't show full screen or bubble effects in iMessage, only 'reactions'. You can't send full screen or bubble effects in iMessage for macOS. You can't get stickers or iMessage apps on Sierra. This is gonna be so incoherent on release.
  8. besler3035 macrumors 6502a

    Oct 29, 2004
    Grand Rapids, MI
    From Apple's macOS Sierra page:

    Liven up the conversation.
    Express yourself in fun new ways. Send a huge emoji. Respond back with a heart or a thumbs-up on a friend’s message bubble. And play videos and preview links right in the conversation.

    From what I've seen though, no way to send any of the new features, but you can receive most of them.
  9. VSG thread starter macrumors regular

    Aug 9, 2014
    It's not intuitive, but Tapback does work - context-click on a message and first option is to "Tapback".
    Emojis are big if you don't add any text to them, but so far Links don't show in the conversation - you have to click on the preview to make them show.

    But missing out on all the other new stuff in iOS is really a letdown.
  10. phillytim macrumors 65816


    Aug 12, 2011
    Philadelphia, PA
    Actually, you have it backwards, don't you think?

    macOS always seems to lag behind iOS... case in point: iOS had the refreshed GUi in 2013 whereas macOS got it in 2014.
  11. Dwalls90 macrumors 601


    Feb 5, 2009
    You're totally right, I flip flopped :)

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