At WWDC two weeks ago, Apple unveiled some big features in iOS 17 that will enhance your iPhone, including a live voicemail transcription feature, a new Journal app, NFC contact sharing, and more. .
Despite the many iOS 17 announcements made at WWDC, Apple isn’t done yet. A new unannounced feature will make sending messages through Siri even easier if you use third-party messaging apps.
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As reported by 9to5Mac, on Wednesday Apple released an iOS 17 beta 2 to developers. This release introduces an upgrade to Siri that will allow users to choose which app they want to send a message to after asking Siri to send a message.
Before this update, when you asked Siri to send a message, Siri would automatically send it through Apple’s Messages app.
With iOS 17, after you ask Siri to send a message, the screen will give you the option to choose which app you want to send the message to, including Telegram, WhatsApp, and others. You can also easily edit text and contact information on the same screen.
Although the feature is small, it expands the capabilities of the voice assistant from Apple-centric apps to third-party apps.
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This feature is especially important because many users prefer to use third-party apps for their messaging needs in the Apple Messages app.
For example, WhatsApp has 2.24 billion active users worldwide with 100 billion messages exchanged on the app every day, according to reports.