If you're unfamiliar with SharePlay, it's a feature that allows you to share media content with your friends in a group chat. The new update focus on how sharing can become more user-friendly and interactive.
Previously, users had to share their media content through third-party apps like AirDrop or iMessage. With SharePlay, you can share your content directly in the Messages app. Imagine if you had this feature on WhatsApp or Facebook Messenger! This new feature is all about you sharing your experience with your loved one. That loved one can be your soulmate, a friend or a family member you are close to.
One thing that you might want to know about this feature is that it is not located in a setting but is visible when you open services like Apple TV+, Apple Music and Fitness+. You can even use third-party apps like Pandora and HBO Max.
How to start a SharePlay session
- Open the Messages app and go to an existing conversation or create a new one.
- Tap on the "i" icon in the screen's upper-right corner.
- Select the SharePlay option from the list of services.
- Choose anything you want to share with your friend: audio, video, or both.
- Tap on the "Start SharePlay" button.
Your friend will now be able to see and hear what you're sharing. They can also choose to join in or not. If they decide to join, they'll be able to control the playback of the content. For example, they can pause, rewind, or fast-forward.
If you're sharing video content, your friend can also see it on their screen. This is perfect for watching movies or TV shows together.
Remember that SharePlay only works when both users use an iPhone or iPad with iOS 16 or later. If you're using an older device, you'll still be able to share your content, but your friend will only be able to see and hear it, not control it.
Tips for using SharePlay in Messages on iOS 16
You should keep a few things in mind when using SharePlay in Messages on iOS 16.
First, make sure that both users have a good internet connection. Otherwise, the quality of the content will be affected.
Second, if you're sharing audio content, remember that your friend will only be able to hear it if they have headphones or speakers connected to their device.
And last, but not least, remember that you can only share content with one friend at a time. So if you want to share your content with multiple friends, you'll need to start a new SharePlay session for each.
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