How to use iMessage to share notes

How to use iMessage to share notes
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How to use iMessage to share notes

Preview of an Evernote note in iMessage

Sharing notes in iMessage is supported by the Evernote iMessage app and requires installation of the Evernote app on devices running iOS 10 or higher.

The Evernote iMessage app lets you search and select notes to share from within the Messages app. Important project notes or design ideas saved in Evernote can easily be shared without leaving the Messages app. Add comments to provide context or questions to solicit feedback.

You can share Evernote notes with anyone. Though notes shared using iMessage are best viewed on devices running iOS 10 or higher, people without an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch can still view notes you've shared with them.



To set up iMessage note sharing (first time only):

  1. Install Evernote (version 7.17 or higher) on your device.
  2. Open the Messages app.
  3. Tap the Applications icon.
  4. Tap ‘Store’ (+) to go to the iMessage App Store.

    iMessage app drawer

  5. Download the Evernote iMessage app (one time only)
  6. Tap the ‘Manage’ tab to view all the iMessage apps installed on your device.

    Enable Evernote iMessage app

  7. Toggle ‘Evernote’ to the ‘on’ position (green), then tap Done. The Evernote icon appears in the iMessage apps drawer next time you tap the Applications button.


How to share a note

To share a note in iMessage:

  1. Check that your device is connected to the internet.
  2. Open your Messages app to send a message to someone.
  3. Tap the Applications icon (blue button with a compass)
  4. Tap Evernote

    Evernote in iMessage app drawer

  5. Tap to select the note you’d like to share or use the search box to find the note you’re looking for.
  6. Add an optional comment before sending the message. The recipient views the note by tapping the Evernote note (or link) in their Messages app.


Frequently asked questions

Can I share a note with someone who has iOS, but doesn’t have Evernote or Evernote iMessage app?

Yes. The recipient of the note will be prompted to download and install Evernote in order to view the note you've shared via iMessage.

Can I share a note with someone who doesn’t have an iOS device?

Yes. Notes shared via iMessage are sent as public note links (URLs), so even recipients without an iOS device can view them. They’ll see the shared note as a text link they can tap on to view the note in an in-app web viewer.

Note: Evernote notes shared via iMessage can also be viewed from the Messages app on a Mac computer.

When I try to try to share or search for a note via iMessage, I don’t see any notes. Why is this?

You must be online to share and search Evernote notes via iMessage. Check your internet connection and make sure that you’ve authorized Evernote to use cellular data.

Can I share an entire Evernote notebook via iMessage?

Notebooks cannot be shared at this time—only individual notes, one at a time.



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