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How to pin conversations, reply to specific messages and mention people in Messages for Mac

How to pin conversations, inline reply to messages and mention contacts in Messages for macOS Big Sur.

After lagging behind for years, Messages for macOS Big Sur has finally been fully updated and now has all of the capabilities that its iOS counterpart enjoys. In addition to bringing Memoji and Screen Effects up to speed, you can now pin conversations and, respond to specific messages within a thread, and "mention" other members of the conversation, which are all new features included in the recent iOS 14 update. Here's how to use these three new features in Messages on macOS Big Sur:

How use Memoji in Messages for Mac

How to create and use Memoji stickers in macOS Big Sur.

If you are a fan of Memoji and you use the Messages app on your Mac, then you've probably been disappointed that it has always lagged so far behind its iOS version and doesn't have Memoji (along with a lot of other features). Finally macOS Big Sur addresses this, bringing Messages for macOS up to par with its iOS companion. Now you can create Memoji on your Mac and share them as stickers (though you still can't record yourself as a Memoji and send it). Here's how:

How to add and remove Notification Center widgets in macOS Big Sur

How to add, remove and customize Notification Center widgets in macOS Big Sur.

macOS Big Sur comes with a lot of changes in both appearance and function, including that of the Notification Center. Whereas iOS 14 let you add widgets to iPhone's Home Screen, Big Sur lets you add widgets to your Notification Center, giving you access to a lot more information with a simple click. Here's how to personalize your Notification Center on your Mac running macOS Big Sur:

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