iMessage ranks among the most used apps on iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. Apple’s instant messaging service allows you to send text, picture, video, sound and location to your friends and anyone using iMessage on iOS devices and even Macs. In iOS 10, Apple brings significant changes to its messaging service, making it much easier and quicker for users to communicate across their devices.
If you are new to iMessage, chances that some of iOS 10 iMessage features may be a little bit overwhelming. With that in mind, in this guide, we will show you some basic things of iMessage in iOS 10 and how to use them.
- Steps to add bubble effects to iMessage in iOS 10
Bubble effects are among the most important ingredients to spice up your conversation. In iOS 10, you can easily send bubble effects right within your messaging thread or even from the lock screen. Here is how you can do this:
Step one: Launch the Messages app on your iPhone and select an existing conversation or you can create on. Once you are done, you simply need to enter the message you want to send
Step two: Next up, all you need to do is to press firmly on the Send button and select the Bubble tab to proceed
Step three: Select the effect you wish to apply; you will be presented with some effects including Slam, Loud, Gentle and Invisible Ink
Step four: Once you are done, tap on the Send button to send your message
- Steps to send bigger emoji in iMessage in iOS 10
With iOS 10, Apple has taken emoji to a whole new level. Emoji characters are now bigger and more useful. There are a large number of emoji now within your messaging thread ranging from profession to animals.
Step one: First off, you need to open the Messages app on your iPhone and head to a conversation
Step two: You now need to enter one to three emoji in the input field. Once you are done, all you need to do is to tap the Send button to send your message with 3x bigger emoji
- Steps to get emoji recommendations in iMessage
iOS 10 includes predictive QuickType keyboard that suggests you words and perfectly models itself in accordance with your conversation style. Here is how you can get emoji recommendations in iOS 10
Step one: Launch the Messages app on your iPhone and type in the iMessage input field
Step two: Once you are done, you simply need to tap any emoji predictions that appear in the prediction bar
Step three: All you need to do now is to tap the Send button to send your message
- Steps to share location with iMessage for iPhone and iPad
In iOS 10, iMessage is not limited to sending texts, images, and videos. You now can share your location to your friends in your contacts. It’s one of the most useful features in iMessage, as it allows your friends to catch up with you when traveling to unfamiliar location. Here is how you can do this:
Step one: Launch the Messages app and select the conversation in which you wish to send your location
Step two: Once you are done, tap on Details and select Send My Current Location.
If you are now running iOS 10, the Message app is something you don’t want to miss at all on your device.
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