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iMessage Group Chat – Assign Tapbacks To Certain Group Members

If you are often texting in iMessage group chats, you will know the following problem: Friends give a reaction (exclamation mark, question mark or “HaHa“) to your message and you are receiving only the latest reaction. The other Tapbacks – how Apple calls these icons – are overlapped by the latest, so that they are invisible at the first sight. We reveal a trick to you that makes it possible to assign Tapbacks to certain group members.

Assign Tapback icons to certain group members

Apple gave his message service – iMessage – a lot of new features with the iOS 10 update, e.g. screen effects or handwritten notes. Thanks to these improvements you can easily loose the overview, especially if your friends love to send dozens of stickers or Tapbacks.

If you have lost the overview and want to assign the Tapback icons to certain members of the group chat, you have to tap and hold them longer.

iMessage will open a pop-up window on top to show you the amount of the single Tapbacks and assigns them to the group members.

If you tap on of the Tapbacks, you will see which of the group members has sent this Tapback.

With this trick you will definitely not miss a question mark, heart or thump up icon anymore, so that you can react to each Tapback of your friends.


The Tapback icons are part of the current iMessage app in iOS 10. So you will need an iPhone that has installed the latest iOS version.

Another great and popular iMessage feature in iOS 10 is sending stickers, which you can get in the App Store. Read more about using stickers in the iMessage app…

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