Messages app on iOS devices has plenty of features aimed to improve usability. From canned replies to auto-response, you can customize and use various features for both SMSes as well as the iMessage. The Quick Reply feature on iMessage is such a brilliant feature which lets you choose the reply to a particular message without even typing. Well, you might have seen the iMessage Quick Reply only in English and not in your native language.
Here is a guide to set up the Quick Reply on iMessage in your language.
How Quick Reply Works on iMessage?
Citing the term “Quick Reply” on iMessage, there must be lots of functionalities coming to your mind, including a reply from notification and lock screen. However, you can reply to messages so quickly within the app, without even opening the conversation. The app can even suggest you the expected replies to the last message.
The feature is activated by default on every iPhone and iPad. So, when you get a message on your iPhone, you can simply open the Messages app and force touch the conversation from the main screen itself. The following popup window will preview the entire message and list the suggested replies. If your iPhone does not support force touch, a long tap would be enough. Therefore, when someone sends you a text message appreciating you for something, the Quick Reply will suggest phrases like “Thank you”, “Thanks”, “Okay”, etc.
Most users might bee seeing the replies in English only. However, if you got the message in any other language, other than English, it is possible to enable for that language too.
Switch iMessage Quick Reply In Your Language
If you have been seeing the automated Quick Replies only in English, you can get it on other languages as well. Though, you cannot directly enable or disable the reply languages for Messages app from your iPhone settings. All you can do is to change or add new language keyboards to the default iOS Keyboard. Here is how to add new languages to your iPhone keyboard.
- Launch Settings on your iPhone.
- Tap General.
- Enter “Keyboard” from the window.
- Tap “Keyboards.”
- Tap on “Add New Keyboard…“
- Choose your native language from the available keyboards on your iPhone. You can select and enable the keyboards on languages whichever you usually text with.
After adding new language to the iOS keyboard on your iPhone, you can now check if the Quick Reply works on your language within the Messages app. For this, follow the steps.
- Open Messages app on your iPhone.
- Find the unread conversation which is in the newly added keyboard language.
- Force touch or long tap the conversation until you find the popup preview.
- Choose the predefined quick reply from the list.
- Send the reply quickly.
Check out the above examples on several languages like Spanish and Hindi.
The multilingual Quick Reply on iMessage currently supports only a few languages other than English. Some widely used languages like Chinese do not yet seem to be available. However, Apple may push support for more languages in the future.
If you do not find the quick reply in your language even after adding the keyboard, it is possibly because your language currently is not supported by Apple for Messages Quick Reply.