If you’ve ever wanted an easy way to view all the links shared with you via the Messages app, the new Shared With You feature on Safari is what you’re looking for. Shared With You collects all the links sent to you from all iMessage conversations and puts them in the Safari feature for easy access.
The Shared With You feature is available on a Mac with any machine running MacOS Monterey or alter, and for iPhones and iPads running iOS 15 or later.
Let’s see how this works with Safari on a Mac.
How to Use Shared With You on a Mac Safari
Shared With You runs equally seamlessly in macOS, as long as your Mac runs at least macOS Monterey. So make sure your Mac is up to date, then follow the steps below:
- Launch “Safari” on your Mac from the Dock and you’ll find a new Shared With You section on the homepage. You can click on the link to open it immediately.
- You can also click on a contact’s name to quickly display Messages and find the context of the connection. For more options, you can right-click or click Control and click on a link to open it in a new tab, window, tab group, or even remove a link from the Shared With You section.
As you can see, Shared With You works effortlessly, whether you use an iPhone or a Mac.
Shared With You only works with Safari, so if you’re using another browser like Chrome or Firefox, you’re out of luck.
It’s worth noting that, by going beyond links, Shared With You will separate content types, such as photos, songs, music, and they are available in the default apps used to view that type of content, such as Photos and Apple Music.
As mentioned earlier, the Shared With You feature is available on both the iPhone and iPad in Safari and on those devices, as long as they use the modern iOS or ipadOS version.
This is a pretty great feature, especially if you share a lot of links and URLs with friends, family or co-workers, as it makes it easy to download and browse them, without having to scroll through the message history.
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