Have you ever found yourself in a situation where you cannot send a message in the Messages app on your Mac? If you have, well you are not the only one. In reality, at times the Messages app for Mac becomes a cause of annoyance, as it fails to send a message correctly, forcing you to force quit the app and re-launch it.
You will get a little red exclamation point and a message saying “Not Delivered” when your message fails to deliver properly in the Messages app for macOS. If you are experiencing the issue, don’t worry because we are here to help.
In this step-by-step guide, we will walk you through the steps to resend a message in the Mac Messages app. Before we proceed with troubleshooting, make sure that your Mac is running macOS Sierra and connected to a Wi-Fi network.
Steps to resend a message in the Messages app on your Mac
Step one: First off, you need to open the Messages app on your Mac and then head to a messaging thread that contains failed message
Step two: Next up, you will notice that there is a little red exclamation point next to the failed message and a “Not Delivered” message. All you need to do is to click on that exclamation point to proceed
Step three: Once you do that, from the pop-up message, you need to click on Try Again button to resend the message in the Messages app on your Mac
Step four: Your message will attempt to resend (Make sure that you have an active internet connection).
Steps to resend a message in the Messages app on your iPhone
If your message fails to send from iOS Messages app, make sure that you have already enabled SMS Sending on your iPhone. If not, here is how to enable it.
Step one: Launch the Settings app from your home screen and then head to Messages
Step two: Next up, look for the switch next to “Send as SMS”. If it is now turned off, make sure that you turn it back on
Step three: Exit out of the Settings app, re-launch the Messages app and re-send your message.
If the problem still persists, try rebooting your device. Once your device finishes booting up, launch the Messages app and try sending your message.
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