How to Send Your Heartbeat on Apple Watch

Show someone you care with a Digital Touch message

Through your Apple Watch, you can send your heartbeat to a family member or loved one via the Watch's Digital Touch feature. It's a little gimmicky, but it's a cute way to show your feelings without resorting to emojis or GIFS. Here's how to send your heartbeat on an Apple Watch and iPhone.

You can only send heartbeats to Apple Watch and iOS device owners. This feature isn't supported by Android devices.

A group of smiling friends gathered around one iPhone looking at the heartbeat sent
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How to Send a Heartbeat on Apple Watch

When sent, the heartbeat makes a distinctive image on your recipient's text.

  1. Tap Messages on the home screen of your Apple Watch.

  2. Tap the conversation or person you wish to send the heartbeat to, and then tap the Digital Touch icon.

  3. Tap and hold two fingers to the screen until the heart appears and starts to beat. Take your fingers off the screen to instantly send the message.

    Send your heartbeat with the Apple Watch

    Want to send a broken heart instead? Drag your fingers down the screen before releasing them.

How to Send a Heartbeat on iPhone

The iPhone doesn't have a heart rate monitor, but you can still send your heartbeat through Messages.

  1. Open Messages and tap the conversation or person you wish to send the heartbeat to.

  2. Tap in the message field, and then select the Digital Touch icon.

    Tap the Digital Touch icon
  3. Tap and hold two fingers to the canvas displayed at the bottom of the screen.

  4. Release your fingers to send the message. Your heartbeat is on its way.

    Send your heartbeat on an iPhone
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