iMessage is Apple’s built-in instant messenger. You might be well enough familiar with Apple’s operating system but there are a number of cool features in iOS 10 iMessage. If you are curious, follow me through this article which introduces a number of awesome iMessage tips and tricks you probably didn’t know about.
iMessage tips and cool features
- Screen effects: iMessage allows you to send bubbles, balloons, fireworks, etc. To do so, enter the message that you want to send and long press o the Send button. Select the bubble tap and choose the effect that you would like to apply. Tap on the Send button to the right of the effect you chose.
- Emojis in iMessage: Bigger emojis are better emojis. iMessage allows you to send emojis 2 or 3 times bigger than the normal size. Enter 1 to 3 emojis and tap on send button. if you type more than three emojis, or emoji with text, they go back to their normal size.
- Digital touch: digital touch in iMessage allows you to send a hand-drawn Sketch, haptic Taps, or sensor-read Heartbeats. To draw, Tap on the Digital Touch button. (Looks like a heart with touch fingers on it), draw your sketch and tap on send. To send heartbeat, tap on Digital Touch. Rest both fingers on the screen and then tap on send.
- Stickers: Now you can use stickers and even create your own pack of stickers. To send a sticker tap on the Apps button. (Looks like the App Store icon.), swipe to switch between apps and tap on a sticker or app action to send it.
iMessage file sharing
These are only a few iMessage tips about its cool features. You can use all kinds of things to all kinds of people. It includes text, photos, videos, audio, location, etc.
You can also forward messages to one or multiple contacts. The great thing about sharing in iMessage is that you don’t need to go to the app to fetch the information you want to send. The Share Sheet makes it easy to manage. You can also combine iMessage with Siri which is a great help if you need to text while you are driving. Text with the power of your voice!
There also a number of gesture shortcuts on iMessages which can be helpful if you need to speed up your typing.