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Your iPhone Has a Hidden Feature That Let You Share Links With Quoted Text in Messages

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Sharing your favorite quotes from Safari has never been easier, thanks to the Messages app on your iPhone, iPad, or Mac.

Have you ever come across a sentence or paragraph online that really resonated with you and wished you could easily share it with a friend?

Well, now you can! Gone are the days of cumbersome copying and pasting; with the Messages app, you can effortlessly share a quoted text with just a few taps or clicks.

Let’s break down the process step by step.

Share Links With Quoted Text in Messages

First, you navigate to the website containing the text you want to share.

1. Once you’ve found the text, simply highlight it using your finger or mouse. Then, tap the Share icon—the familiar box with the upward-pointing arrow.

Select text on Safari

2. Next, select Messages from the sharing options.

Share quoted text with Messages app

3. Choose your friend from the list of contacts, add a personal comment if you want, and hit Send. You can already see a preview of the quote in the message field.

Send quoted text via Messages app

4. Voila! Your friend will receive the quote along with a clickable link to the original website, allowing them to go deeper into the topic at their own pace.

Quoted text with link on Messages

Bottom Line

Sending a quoted text with a link is superior to traditional copying and pasting as it preserves the integrity of the original source by including a direct link back to the website.

This not only adds credibility to the shared quote but also encourages further engagement and exploration.

Plus, by sending the quote through Messages, you can seamlessly integrate it into your ongoing conversations, sparking discussions and deepening connections with your friends, family or colleagues.

If you have any questions, please leave a comment below.

Founder & Editor-in-Chief

Herby has a healthy obsession with all things technology, especially smartphones. He loves to rip things apart to see how they work. He is responsible for the editorial direction, strategy, and growth of Gotechtor.

Herby Jasmin

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