Wondering how to send someone your heartbeat with your Apple Watch? Follow this guide!

With your Apple Watch, you can send your heartbeat to your friend or family member as a way of conveying a more personal message, which they can get on their iPhone or Apple Watch. And when someone receives your heartbeat on their Apple Watch, they'll get some haptic feedback to go along with it for a little something extra.

Here's how you send your heartbeat to someone using your Apple Watch.

How to send a heartbeat on your Apple Watch

  1. Open Messages from the Home screen of your Apple Watch.
  2. Select the conversation in which you wish to send a message.

    Alternatively, Force Touch on the display to bring up bring up the New Message option.

  3. Tap the Digital Touch button (looks like two fingers on a heart).

    Open Messages, choose conversation, select Digital Touch

  4. Tap and hold two fingers on the screen until the heart appears on the screen starts beating.

  5. Take your fingers off of the screen to send.

    If you're starting a new conversation, tap the Send button.

    Tap and hold with two fingers, tap Send

Originally published May 2015. Updated October 2016 to reflect changes to watchOS 3.