Forget sketches and animated emojis — you can also send taps with Apple Watch.

Taps are exactly what they sound like: Using Digital Touch, you can simply tap the screen in any fashion you'd like and whoever you send it to will feel the exact same sequence on their wrist. It's a fun way to nudge a friend or even just let a loved one know you're thinking about them — no words necessary.

How to send a tap with Digital Touch on Apple Watch

  1. Press the side button on your Apple Watch to launch the Friends interface.
  2. Use the Digital Crown to select the person you want to tap.
  3. Tap on the finger icon.
  4. Tap the screen as many times as you'd like, where you'd like.
  5. When you stop tapping, the sequence is immediately sent to the person on the receiving end.

How to send a tap with Apple Watch